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Assistant Director – Clinical Veterinarian @ Office of the Campus Veterinarian – Washington State University in Spokane, Washington 12-3-21

The Office of the Campus Veterinarian at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a fulltime permanent Assistant Director (AD) and Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian for the Program of Laboratory Animal Resources (PLAR) at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, Washington

Founded in 1890, WSU is an AAALAC accredited land-grant institution nestled in the heart of the of Eastern Washington. WSU Health Sciences Spokane is a metropolitan campus located approximately 90 miles north of WSU Pullman and includes the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy& Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Nursing and more. Please explore https://spokane.wsu.edu/ for more information about the university and region.

The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian and works with the PLAR facility manager, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), administrators, faculty, and staff in the mission of providing excellent veterinary care and animal husbandry to benefit quality science and education. This position provides veterinary care, compliance monitoring, and investigator training as well as oversight over the centralized animal facility services

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree, license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire, category II accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire and two (2) years of experience directly related to exotic animal, zoological or laboratory animal medicine and clinical care. Familiarity with the regulations and guidance of the various oversight agencies (USDA, PHS, AAALAC, etc.) and relevant veterinary specialty board certification or eligibility (ACLAM)is highly preferred.

The position is open until filled and screening of applicants begins December 08, 2021. Salary is depending on experience and education. Washington State University offers a comprehensive benefits package

Washington State University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. For full description of the job and position requirements and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com . For a more information, required qualifications and details regarding this  position, see  R-3573 Assistant Director – Clinical Veterinarian

Attending Veterinarian and Director @ Cornell University in Ithaca, NY 11-16-21

Cornell University seeks a Director of the Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE), who also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the University. Cornell’s animal care and use program supports a vast array of research and teaching including biomedical, behavioral, environmental, field, and agricultural programs. The program is among the largest in the nation with many and varied facilities and great diversity of animal species. Cornell’s program has been fully AAALAC accredited since 1977, and most recently re-accredited in 2021. Continued AAALAC accreditation is an institutional expectation and a position the university deems essential in demonstrating its commitment to providing a consistently high standard of care for all animals and for providing exceptional support of the institution’s research and teaching missions.

CARE provides clinical veterinary services, research consultation, procedural and other support services, education and training, animal husbandry, and facilities management and expertise. CARE is responsible for Cornell’s Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency program that resides in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the CARE Director oversees all of the above, amounting to 23 facilities spread across 85 buildings and 688 acres. CARE oversees over 30 distinct species, amounting to 500,000 animals. In addition to the Director, CARE consists of over 80 staff including an administrative and financial team, veterinarians, residents, facility supervisors, and husbandry staff. The CARE budget (from central allocation and per diem charges) amounts to over $5.5 million.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school, together with board certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or international equivalent. An additional advanced degree (MS, PhD, MBA) is desired but not essential. They must have extensive (10+ years post-residency) experience in laboratory animal medicine in an academic or industry setting, including experience conducting animal research, performing protocol reviews, involvement in IACUC, providing veterinary oversight to a diverse species set and a wide variety of animal research models, and advising research teams. Experience working at a large land grant institution with a diverse, decentralized campus that includes an Agricultural and/or a Veterinary school is desired, but not critical. The applicant must have experience in leadership and managerial roles, including  detailed involvement in budgetary oversight and management. The successful applicant must have demonstrated working knowledge of NIH/OLAW, USDA, AAALAC, and regulations and standards regarding animal research. They should have experience interacting with the USDA veterinary staff during inspections, as well as preparation and leadership of AAALAC accreditation processes. An active research program is a bonus but not necessary. Finally, the applicant must show experience with managing a diverse group of people, as well as maintaining a positive, collaborative, collegial, and efficient work environment.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications early in 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae by January 15th, 2022. For further information about this position, please email Paula Cohen, Associate Vice Provost for Life Sciences.

Applications should be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20479

Cornell University is located in Ithaca, on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. Ithaca is a vibrant city with museums, theaters, and a diverse selection of restaurants. It is within driving distance of several large metropolitan centers, award-winning wineries, and both cross-country and downhill skiing areas. Ithaca is a nature-lover’s paradise with many opportunities for outdoor activities. Easy campus-to-campus bus transportation allows one to explore or develop collaborations  at our Medical College (Weill Cornell Medicine) and Technology Campus (Cornell Tech) in NYC while enjoying the “Ithaca is Gorges” lifestyle. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Assistant Director of Clinical Services, Division of Animal Resources @Georgia State University 11-11-21

Position Summary:

Georgia State University (www.gsu.edu) is an R1 research university located in Atlanta, and is one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the nation. The National Science Foundation’s latest Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey (2018) ranks Georgia State 114th out of 646 universities in the U.S. for research expenditures, 78th out of 408 public universities, and 1st among universities without a medical school or school of engineering.

 The Georgia State University (GSU) Division of Animal Resources welcomes applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Clinical Services. This individual serves as one of two veterinarians associated with the program and reports to the Director of Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian. Research involving laboratory animals at GSU encompasses a wide variety of disciplines. The AAALAC accredited animal care and use program has grown steadily and substantially over the past 10 years. One particular area of growth has concerned infectious disease research to include an expansion of high containment (ABSL3) facilities and activities.   

 Key Position Responsibilities:

 The provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to a wide array of laboratory animal species (nonhuman primates, rodents, ferrets, etc.) to include shared after-hours, weekends, and holiday responsibilities

  • Serving as a member of the IACUC and participating in ancillary IACUC activities (e.g. semiannual facility and program review)
  • Conducting veterinary consultations for IACUC protocols and research initiatives
  • Assisting the Director of Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian with various initiatives associated with animal resource program direction/leadership/initiatives/priorities
  • Providing direct oversight of the Animal Healthcare Technicians (Veterinary Assistants)
  • Directing the health surveillance and quarantine programs
  • Serving as an instructor in biomethodology and surgical workshops
  • Developing additional biomethodology and surgical workshops commensurate with demand
  • Providing and overseeing one-on-one procedural training
  • Assisting with compliance efforts (e.g. USDA inspections, AAALAC Program Description preparation and site visits, etc.)
  • Performing other related duties as needed

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited veterinary college
  • Board certification (or Board eligible) by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Five or more years of relevant experience
  • Veterinary medical and surgical experience with a variety of laboratory animal species to include nonhuman primates, rodents, ferrets as well as having experience in high containment research

A faculty appointment is possible based on credentials and experience.

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor. 

Qualifications: Doctoral degree and three years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience. 

College/Business Unit:  Research & Sponsored Programs 

Department: Animal Care 

Location: Atlanta Campus 

Shift: varies 

Salary : Commensurate with experience and credentials 

Pay Grade: NPP 

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Job Type: Full Time (Benefits Eligible) 

Job Posting: 11/11/21, 12:02:27 PM Assistant Director, Clinical Services - DAR - 21001310 

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Special Instructions: 

An application and resume are required for consideration. A cover letter and professional references are highly recommended.

Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires. 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Applications are accepted through GSU’s employment website:

https://gsu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

Clinical or Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian @ the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL 11-10-21

The UAB Animal Resources Program is seeking a qualified Clinical or Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian

Job duties to include: provides clinical and surgical medical care of animals (multi-species) used in research and training, supports health surveillance and preventative medicine program,  participates in teaching and training of departmental personnel and research staff, reviews animal use requests for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Animal Welfare regulations, provides emergency veterinary care, participates in research, grant writing, equipment and process evaluation, tours and the development of standard operating procedures, assists in the overall management of the ARP veterinary medical and surgical programs and directly supervises professional and technical staff, assists in administering the animal health surveillance program, assists in overseeing the importation, exportation, and quarantine of animals from non-commercial sources; animal studies requiring special containment; and the animal enrichment program, and advises researchers about rodent colony management and rodent pathogens. Please utilize the links below to apply.

Job Description - CLINICAL LAB ANIMAL VETERINARIAN (T191732) (taleo.net)  - (T191732)

Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and two (2) years of related experience required OR Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and completion of a related training program required work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Currently credentialed or eligible to be credentialed as an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Diplomate by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or similar board veterinary specialty (i.e., American College of Veterinary Surgeons or American College Veterinary Pathologist) required.

Job Description - SENIOR CLINICAL LAB ANIMAL VETERINARIAN (T191063) (taleo.net) - (T191063)

Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and six (6) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Currently credentialed as an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Diplomate by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or similar board veterinary specialty (i.e., American College of Veterinary Surgeons or American College Veterinary Pathologist) preferred.

Senior Clinical Veterinarian @ Caltech in Pasadena, CA 11-10-21

Caltech is recruiting for the position of Senior Clinical Veterinarian in the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources. Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, the Senior Clinical Veterinarian assists in maintaining Caltech’s Animal Care and Use Program; provides oversight of clinical veterinary medical services, supervision of the veterinary technician team, and consultation, technical support, and training to research investigators, technicians, and husbandry staff. Responsibilities will include support of the IACUC, including protocol review and facility inspections. The Senior Clinical Veterinarian will assist in development of SOPs and will participate in making recommendations to provide continuous improvement in veterinary and animal care.

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

Qualifications

  • DVM / VMD from an AVMA accredited institution or its foreign equivalent.
  • Current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California.
  • DACLAM board eligible or certified preferred
  • USDA Accredited preferred
  • Knowledge and expertise in diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to laboratory animals and regulatory guidelines as they apply to use of animals in biomedical research. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with staff and faculty. Ability to provide direction and guidance to technical personnel. 
  • Must be able to successfully pass the required pre-employment medical clearance. Upon hire, must be willing and able to participate in an Occupational Health program that requires vaccinations (e.g., MMR, COVID) along with routine TB testing and other testing and vaccinations, as required by and at the discretion of the Institute.

For further information about this opportunity and to apply, please use the following link: Career Center (taleo.net)

Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident @ University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA 11-8-21


The Animal Care Program at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) in La Jolla, California is now accepting applications for a new Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident position, to start July 1, 2022. The training program is ACLAM approved.

Requirements: Candidates must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (or have completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements), and passed the national licensure examination (NAVLE). Well–rounded individuals with clinical experience and a strong research interest are encouraged to apply. To be successful in our program the applicant must be able to work independently and possess a demonstrated ability to study and perform at high level.

Our training program is a three year commitment, with two years devoted to all things clinical/diagnostic, administrative/management and regulatory. The third year is largely devoted to work in one of the UC San Diego research laboratories, under the mentorship of an established UC San Diego investigator, with some continuing lab animal medicine related duties and expected didactic participation as well. The program goals are to both prepare the residents to be able to pass the ACLAM board examination as well as to prepare them to step into the world of laboratory animal medicine with the skills, perspective and confidence to immediately have comfort and success as a working laboratory animal veterinarian. The UC San Diego Animal Care Program supports animal-related research that currently is funded at an annual level of over 250 million dollars. The species range is extensive. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter, plus their curriculum vitae, veterinary and graduate school transcripts, as well as the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references The cover letter should not only reflect career goals, but also provide information about the applicant’s related background, as well as their understanding of the rewards and challenges of a career in laboratory animal medicine. These materials should be sent to Dr. Kent Osborn, Animal Care Program, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr. #0614, La Jolla, CA 92093-0614.For additional information, Dr. Osborn can be contacted via email at kgosborn@ucsd.edu and by phone at 858.534.8860.

The Animal Care Program at University of California San Diego, is committed to actively promoting our Principles of Community and UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence to support equity, diversity, and inclusion within all levels of our organization.

 Kent Osborn, DVM, PhD

Associate Director

Animal Care Program, 0614

UC San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr.

La Jolla, CA 92093-0614

858.534.8860

kgosborn@ucsd.edu

Clinical Veterinarians @ The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Surgery in Chicago, IL 11-5-21


Position Description

The University of Chicago's Department of Surgery is searching for full-time faculty members at any rank.  The appointees will share responsibilities including clinical care and oversight of multiple species, assisting in the Animal Resources Center (ARC) training program as well as the The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM ) recognized veterinary residency training program, contributing to the development of institutional animal care and use policies, participating in The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol review, and providing investigator consultation on research protocols.  Other duties will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students, and scholarly activity.

We especially welcome applicants with ACLAM board certification or those preparing for the ACLAM board certification examination.  Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.

The Animal Resources Center (ARC) at The University of Chicago oversees the care and use of all research animals on campus.  It is responsible for the clinical veterinary care of over a dozen different species housed in 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities.  The ARC with the Department of Surgery, is home to The University of Chicago Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program, a 3-year ACLAM recognized residency program intended for veterinarians who want to pursue a career in the laboratory animal medicine.  As part of the ARC training program, clinical veterinarians also train veterinary technicians, and students through a variety of externship experiences.  The ARC has a robust rodent research program which includes ASBL2 and ABSL3 containment facilities.  Our facilities are designed and constructed to exclude adventitious infectious agents from areas where defined health status animals are housed.  Highly trained staff support these facilities, including a Special Services Technician Program composed of a group of elite animal care technicians who offer technical research support to investigators outside of routine animal care. Investigator research comprises a diverse spectrum of biomedical research including immunology, oncology, infectious disease, behavior, and diabetes.  The ARC’s large animal program includes non-human primates, pigs, dogs, opossums, and a variety of other USDA covered species.  The large animal program has up to date imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, and ultrasound and strives to use the most recent advances in multimodal anesthesia and analgesia for diagnostic and research use.  Veterinarians are an integral part of the ongoing surgical research, which involves neurological implants and cardiovascular work.  The ARC also includes one of the leading germ-free and gnotobiotic programs in the country, the Gnotobiotic Research Animal Facility (GRAF).  The GRAF is a highly specialized unit that houses germ free (free of all non-self- organisms such as bacteria, virus, and parasites) mice and mice that have been selectively associated with specific organisms.  These animals are utilized in multidisciplinary animal models supporting research objectives not only within the Basic Sciences Division but also in support of collaborative studies across the other divisions of The University of Chicago.  The ARC supports this type of research with highly skilled, specially trained staff who provide all care and experimental procedures. The ARC team works closely with the IACUC on assuring animal welfare and application of the 3Rs.  Recent efforts have focused on elimination of sentinel animals through the use of the exhaust air dust health monitoring for rodents and introducing the use of tunnel handling for mice.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited institution, 2) hold or be eligible for veterinary licensure in the State of Illinois, and 3) hold ACLAM Board certification or have completed training in laboratory animal medicine or be preparing for the ACLAM board certification examination.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/90632. Applicants must upload: CV including bibliography and cover letter. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine @ University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA 11-1-21

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle WA invites applications for one open position for an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-certified or -eligible laboratory animal veterinarian and scientist to join an exciting team of academic veterinarians as a full-time Assistant Professor (without tenure due to source of funding).   This is a 12-month service period (July – June) position with an anticipated start date of Winter/Spring 2021.  Primary responsibilities of this position include conducting independent research and participating in regulatory medicine (protocol review, investigator training, etc). Participation in the clinical care of all laboratory animal species and mentoring of veterinary residents in clinical, regulatory medicine, and research methodology are also required.  Research laboratory start-up funds will be provided by the DCM.

The successful candidate is expected to establish (with mentoring) an independent research program including preparation of grants and manuscripts, and mentoring of graduate students and laboratory animal medicine (LAM) residents in research methodology. This position will also participate in overseeing, mentoring, and teaching veterinary technicians and LAM residents in the clinical, regulatory, and surgical care of a wide variety of laboratory animal species in both informal and didactic settings.

The University of Washington is one of the world’s most preeminent public universities.  In 2019, the UW was ranked 10th by the US News and World Report’s Best Global Universities. The DCM is an academic Department in the UW School of Medicine, and has a faculty of 45 primary, clinical, and affiliate veterinarians and scientists who have diverse training and expertise in laboratory animal medicine, veterinary pathology, surgery, internal medicine, and aquatic animal medicine. DCM faculty research interests are broad and include specific expertise in hematologic cancer, developmental immunology, inflammatory lung disease, innate immunity, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, comparative pathology, nutrition/metabolism, embryonic stem cell biology, and aging.  Additional information about the Department can be found at the following website: https://www.washington.edu/compmed/

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.  Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and board certification or eligibility in the ACLAM is required. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: Independent and/or collaborative grants (such as KO1 awards); PhD in a relevant field (or foreign equivalent) or 5 years of advanced research training. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

HOW TO APPLY:   Letter of intent (which should include a diversity statement) and CV should be addressed to Dr. Thea Brabb (details below).  Applicants will be able to apply via Interfolio, apply.interfolio.com/79504, contact Geena Lappin if you have any questions regarding the application process at: gallardg@uw.edu.

Thea Brabb, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

Professor and Chair

Department of Comparative Medicine

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Attending Veterinarian @ University of Washington in Seattle, WA 10-17-21

The University of Washington is a premier research institution with demonstrated commitment and successful in biomedical research.  The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will serve a critical purpose to ensure appropriate animal care and welfare as the University fulfills its mission of teaching, research, and service.

The purpose of this position is to provide veterinary oversight and support for the animal care and use program at the University. This position performs a critical function to support excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program.  The Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official who has ultimate authority over the program. The role of the attending veterinarian is a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that our program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching and testing at the UW. This position will also have primary oversight for the Animal Use Training across the institution.

This position routinely interacts across a wide variety of University stakeholders. In addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the AV will interact and support Department of Comparative Medicine, Washington National Primate Research Center, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, and the research enterprise at large including Chairs, Deans, Primary Investigators, Laboratory Technicians and animal caregivers.  The AV reports to the Institutional Official who is the Assistant Vice Provost for Animal Care, Outreach & 3Rs and reports thru the Office of Research.

This position is multi-dimensional and requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine in a complex, high-performing research institution.  Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively with animal care staff and members of the University research community. It is a required position within the University according to the Animal Welfare Act and our Assurance with the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. The Attending Veterinarian will work closely with the Office of Animal Welfare to meet these goals.

Link to position information and application process:

UW Human Resources (washington.edu)

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (nonhuman primate focus) @ Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD 10-12-21

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources has a position available for a laboratory animal veterinarian with a faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. The successful applicant will primarily provide medical and surgical support for nonhuman primate research and breeding colonies on multiple JHU campuses. Species include common marmosets, rhesus and pigtail macaques, baboons, and owl monkeys. She or he will also take an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities, and conduct clinical or collaborative research.  He or she will join six laboratory animal faculty and five post-doctoral clinical trainees in a robust animal resources program supporting a broad range of projects at one of the most prestigious research institutions in the world.

Experience and proficiency with diagnostics, advanced emergency and/or clinical care, anesthesia, routine surgical procedures, and research support procedures in multiple species. Active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; training for scientists and technicians in research and surgical procedures; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; participation in the institutional animal care and use committee; and consultation with investigators regarding research protocols. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with clinical medicine and reproductive management in old- and new-world nonhuman primates and who have ACLAM board certification or board eligibility by spring of 2022.

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US and a current driver’s license. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English capabilities, a thorough knowledge of current US regulatory standards, strong teaching skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Applicants should also have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, a record of customer service, and the ability to seek out, build, and maintain positive collaborative relationships with investigators.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three professional references, and a letter of application by December 1, 2021, to: apply.interfolio.com/96520

For further information regarding the position, contact:

Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM  Director, Research Animal Resources; Assistant Professor, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology

Johns Hopkins University  720 Rutland Ave, Ross 459, Baltimore, MD 21205   410-955-3273   ehutchi8@jhu.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate based on sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits, and activities based on demonstrated ability, performance, and merit without regard to personal factors irrelevant to the program involved.

Vet @ Envigo - Alice, TX 10-9-21

Envigo provides the broadest range of research models and related services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government, academia, and other life science organizations.  We pride ourselves on recruiting the best - professional, forward thinking, enthusiastic and highly motivated people who are passionate about what we do and believe in what we stand for…making a difference in people’s lives.   We are evolving to become the best company to work with and to work for. We are seeking a Veterinarian to join our dynamic team!  This position works as part of our Clinical Services team in Alice, TX.  This role will focus on providing veterinary health care for laboratory animals, advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and training for technicians.  This responsibility extends to promoting animal well-being at all times and during all phases of the animal's life as well as the compliance monitoring, quality management and safety of the animal models.  The person in this role will need to be an excellent communicator, proactive problem-solver and a have excellent follow-through.  We are seeking someone that shows attention to detail, has excellent time management skills, demonstrates an effective use of time and resources, has a teamwork mentality and positive attitude.  Apply at: https://careers.envigo.com/

Associate Director for Animal Resources & Research Support @ The Oregon National Primate Research Center in Oregon 10-7-21

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) has a long and distinguished history of biomedical research using nonhuman primate (NHP) models to understand the biological basis of important human diseases and to contribute to the development of effective treatments. We invite applications from outstanding candidates to lead and provide vision for the Division of Animal Resources & Research Support (DARRS; formerly the Division of Comparative Medicine)), which is responsible for the management of a large research and breeding colony of NHPs. This division supports collaborative research in the areas of neuroscience, reproduction, development, metabolism, genetics, and infectious disease, carried out by nearly 50 laboratories under almost 200 animal-use protocols. We seek a dynamic and talented leader with demonstrated experience in NHP research and leadership of a large animal care program, preferably in an academic setting.

The successful candidate will serve as Associate Director for Animal Resources & Research Support, with oversight of the health and welfare of all animals in conjunction with the Attending Veterinarian, who reports to the Institutional Official. The candidate will direct the heads of the Animal Resources & Research Support units, which currently include Behavioral Services, Clinical Medicine, Compliance, Education & Training, Operations, Pathology Services, Resources & Logistics, the Small Laboratory Animal Unit, and Surgical Services. The candidate will oversee ONPRC veterinarians with specialties and expertise in experimental research surgery, NHP models of chronic and infectious diseases, clinical medicine, and pathology.

The Associate Director for ARRS serves as a member of the ONPRC Executive Leadership Team, which also includes the ONPRC Director, the Associate Director for Research, and the Chief Operating Officer. The Executive Leadership Team leads both long-range strategic planning and the integration of a superior animal care program with a large and diverse, cutting-edge research portfolio. Together with the host institution and in partnership with the Scientific Division Chiefs and faculty, the Associate Director manages the facilities and services needed to optimally support research. The candidate will be responsible for facilitating an effective and responsive DARRS organizational structure that achieves the highest level of support for complex multidisciplinary research in conjunction with exemplary animal care and welfare. This position reports to the ONPRC Director.

Additional specific responsibilities of this position include:

  • Managing, planning, and implementing strategies and operations for the NHP breeding colonies that meet the current and future scientific needs of the Center;
  • Nurturing a rich culture of scientific research excellence across all DARRS Units in partnership with the scientific divisions;
  • Budgeting and oversight of animal housing facilities, including physical plant and maintenance, as well as advising on those facilities not under the direct management of Animal Resources & Research Support;
  • Participating in preparation of infrastructure grant and supplement applications;
  • Assuring quality animal care in partnership with the Attending Veterinarian, and participating in semiannual program review and inspections;
  • Participating in and supporting the National Primate Research Center Consortium working groups; and
  • Participating in public outreach to enhance scientific literacy.

The ONPRC is located on the West Campus of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) near Portland, Oregon. The ONPRC is one of the seven National Primate Research Centers and provides research expertise and models for human diseases for which NHPs can provide an essential bridge from basic research to the clinical setting. DARRS is comprised of 20 DVM faculty, including 8 ACLAM, 1 ABVP and 4 ACVP-certified veterinarians, 12 behaviorists, including PhD-level, and ~150 additional staff, including animal technicians and administrative support. The ONPRC has been AAALAC-accredited for over 40 years.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold a DVM/VMD degree or equivalent, be licensed or eligible for licensure in Oregon, have or be eligible for USDA accreditation, be ACLAM board-eligible, and have at least 8 years of professional laboratory animal management and leadership experience and preferably 3 years caring for NHPs. Extensive experience with the AAALAC accreditation process as well as supervisory and budgeting experience are required. Experience in facility design or re-design and experience in academic research is strongly preferred.

The position will stay posted until filled, and interviews will start in November, 2021. Interested individuals should apply via our website: OHSU job site, IRC Number A104646. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the ONPRC Director’s Office via Kimberly Sass (sassk@ohsu.edu, 503-346-5009).

OHSU values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

Clinical Veterinarian @ The McConnell Group in Plum Island, NY 10-1-21

The McConnell Group, www.themccgroup.com, a health science company, has an opening for a full-time Clinical Veterinarian to provide support at Plum Island Animal Disease Center.  PIADC is located just off the northeastern tip of New York’s Long Island. Ferry services provided from Old Saybrook, CT or Orient. NY.  This position supports the Department of Homeland Security Research and Development Program vaccine studies by caring for large animals in accordance with established procedures.

Candidates are not eligible if they own or work with cloven hoofed animals, pigs, and chickens outside of PIADC due to biosecurity requirements.  The only type of livestock that can be privately owned or worked with are horses.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct clinical rounds and prescribe treatment plans for injured/sick animals
  2. Provide support to the Deputy Attending Veterinarian
  3. Generate and maintain animal health report data for in-house health cases
  4. Evaluate study animals to assess animal welfare
  5. Perform euthanasia
  6. Administer and distribute appropriate medications and anesthetic agents for staff working with study animals
  7. Examine incoming animals and treat if necessary
  8. Report epidemiological data on in-house animal health data to IACUC
  9. Attend and participate in IACUC meetings and vivarium related committees
  10. Investigate and generate reports for incidents involving vendors, animal health, and animal welfare
  11. Mentor and provide technical training for animal care staff, animal health technicians, and research staff
  12. Prepare and participate in PIADC vivarium inspections
  13. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  1. Possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  2. Licensed to practice in one state within the United States
  3. Minimum 1 year of clinical experience with large animals (swine and cattle)
  4. Experience must include working with experimentally infected animals
  5. Effective verbal and written communication
  6. Must be able to receive and maintain a Personal Security Level 3 (PSL-3) clearance and participate in the Occupational Health/Safety Programs

Candidate MUST pass a government background investigation (NAC), employment physical and drug/alcohol screening.  As required by law, TMG participates in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), to verify the identity and employment eligibility of persons hired to work in the United States.  

Compensation/Benefits:  TMG offers competitive pay and benefits packages. HR Contact: HR@themccgroup.com  Apply on-line: https://themccgroup.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Clinical Veterinarian II @ Battelle in West Jefferson, OH 10-1-21

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus for external candidates.

JOB SUMMARY

Battelle is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian II  to perform non-surgical and surgical procedures, veterinary care, and  physiologic evaluations associated with sponsored preclinical study execution and research and development objectives. Position is located in West Jefferson, OH.  We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Battelle’s high regard for our employees. The position requires clinical experience with laboratory animal species, proficiency in qualitative and quantitative clinical evaluations and competency with surgical techniques and the acquisition of new procedural skills.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the daily care and clinical oversight/support of research animals, disease diagnosis and study support in ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 research areas at Battelle
  • Contribute veterinary insight to IACUC protocols and procedures
  • Development and refinement of various veterinary procedures
  • Contribute to maintaining compliance with various regulatory agencies and assist with inspections and renewals of accreditations and certifications
  • Engage with other veterinarians to maintain and advance the veterinary program and health and welfare of the research animals, including proper study recruitment, preventative medicine, veterinary care, health record maintenance, husbandry, health surveillance, and use of in vivo models in biomedical research
  • Remaining informed of, and responsive to, regulatory changes
  • Use controlled substances with lab animals and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to the unique challenges of fast-paced research environments

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state
  • USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire
  • 2  years of laboratory animal experience in an academic or industrial setting.
  • U.S. citizenship required.  CDC Select Agent, DOJ Risk Assessment.
  • Laboratory experience working with in vivo models.
  • Willingness to learn at a rapid pace in results oriented, teamwork environment.
  • Requires ability to work weekends on a rotational on-call basis.
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used. Work requires the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols.
  • Must be willing to participate in a medical health surveillance program and be able to wear personal protective equipment as required.
  • Visual Demands – Must be able to read and see clearly. Prescription eye wear is allowed.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED

  • ACLAM/ECLAM Board certified or completion of a laboratory animal training program.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers.  Link to apply:  http://adtrk.tw/tp/rj6.rfX03_e.K

Associate Director and Attending Veterinarian for Animal Care Services @ University of Florida in Gainesville, FL 9-24-21

You belong at a University that is Rising

The University of Florida, the state of Florida’s flagship university and ranked No. 5 among the nation’s top public research universities by U.S. News and World Report, is home to a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, large animal research program which provides humane and high-quality animal care that emphasizes respect and advocacy for a large variety of animals housed in facilities over 200,000 gross sq. ft.

The Opportunity

Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, is accepting inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Associate Director and Attending Veterinarian (AV). This is a full-time, non-tenure track position reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Research and Executive Director, ACS.  The successful candidate will join seven other laboratory animal veterinarians and approximately 140 support staff.

The Associate Director and AV will oversee all aspects of the animal care and use program at UF and provide oversight of the other clinical faculty, develop policies and procedures pertaining to the program, participate in Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and regulatory inspections, review IACUC protocols, serve as a member of the IACUC, and provide advice and consultation on federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to animal use.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Florida aspires to provide an exceptional academic environment that reflects the breadth of thought essential to preeminence that manifests through a community of students, faculty, and staff of diverse experiences and backgrounds. In Animal Care Services, we believe inclusion equals excellence, and key to our quest is a commitment to foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. The University of Florida is a leading employer in Gainesville and provides jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the north central Florida region. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville’s numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban “forest,” Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.

The city is less than a two-hour drive from Orlando, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine, and in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Qualities and Qualifications

  • DVM from an AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States.
  • Completed ACLAM Board certification.
  • Three to seven years clinical and management experience in an academic animal research environment.
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and policies that govern the use of laboratory animals.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry and facilities.
  • Familiarity with surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in laboratory animals.
  • Experience with IACUC work, teaching/training and leadership roles.
  • Understanding of biological, chemical and radiation hazards.
  • Ability to obtain clearance to work in an ABSL3 facility.
  • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Category II.
  • Ability to obtain DEA registration for the use of controlled substances.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with ACS and IACUC staff, and with academic leaders and researchers throughout campus.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with basic computing systems and programs including web-based applications and Microsoft Office.
  • The successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida and obtain USDA accreditation within one year of employment.

Application Instructions

Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of references for consideration. All applications will be reviewed and considered for potential interviews, upon submittal. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified; however full consideration will be provided to applications received by October 15, 2021. A criminal background check will be conducted. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Link to apply: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/95339

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Irene Cooke (Assistant VP and Executive Director) at irenecooke@ufl.edu or (352) 273-4166.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Veterinarian @ Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, LA 9-20-21

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) is seeking applications for the position of veterinarian within the Division of Veterinary Medicine to help meet the needs of its expanding program. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The TNPRC is one of seven National Primate Research Centers and is an AAALAC International accredited facility housing approximately 5,000 nonhuman primates (NHP). TNPRC’s research program is focused on infectious disease with a concentration on the study of AIDS. Other areas of research involve emerging infectious diseases, gene therapy, biodefense, enteric disease, NHP behavior, and NHP medicine and surgery.

Responsibilities include medical and surgical care of breeding colony and research animals, provision of research support, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, veterinary students, and technicians. The successful candidate will join a team of 6 ACLAM board certified veterinarians in the Division of Veterinary Medicine and will be provided opportunities to participate in the conduct of independent or collaborative research. 

The candidate must hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states. ACLAM board certification or eligibility is required. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, ability to interact positively with others with an orientation toward team science, intellectual curiosity, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement. 

Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/90817  

Facilities Manager, CCM @ MGH in Massachusetts 9-17-21

Description

The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) Facility Manager is primarily responsible for the operational management of a laboratory animal facility. The CCM supports the animal work conducted at the Mass General Research Institute’s biomedical research program.  Position responsibilities include the management and oversight of the husbandry/animal care conducted within the facility to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, AAALAC accreditation standards, and research support needs for the investigative research staff. 

This position requires personnel management responsibilities, collaboration with internal hospital departments, outside equipment vendors, and service contractors.  The Facility Manager is also required to understand and champion teamwork, staff empowerment, standardization and continuous improvement.  In addition, the Facility Manager collaborates with other managers and professional staff in the standardization and continuous improvement of cross-functional department initiatives. 

For more information on the Center for Comparative Medicine at the Mass General Research Institute, visit: https://www.massgeneral.org/research/for-researchers/research-management/ccm

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees the daily operation of the facility.  Ensures compliance of MGH and Governmental regulations, accreditation requirements, and CCM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Manages facility staff providing basic veterinary care and research support services.  Assures daily husbandry and welfare standards, facility maintenance, animal receipt, transfers, euthanasia, importation/exportation and safety requirements are adequately met.
  • Supervises facility staff including conducting regular performance evaluations, mentoring, training and career development. 
  • Performs all administrative duties associated with running a facility including tracking of operating revenues and expenses, capital equipment needs, projects, capacity, and other operational metrics.
  • Promotes a team culture and leads continuous improvement initiatives within the facility and throughout the department.  Manages team-based work assignments, facilitates workplace organization improvements, and structured team problem solving.
  • Champions a customer-centric environment throughout the facility. Addresses and resolves problems or questions from investigative staff concerning the facility or animal care in general.
  • Responsible for the orientation and training of new investigators and employees in specific practices related to the facility.
  • Ensures all required documentation is maintained.  This may include applicable SOPs, animal census, individual animal records, facility maintenance, sanitation, animal orders and receipt, inventory management, etc.
  • Serves as a member of CCM Leadership Team in assessing the overall animal care and use program.
  • May be required to work weekends and holidays.
  • Complies with CCM and MGH policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college preferred.  Related/ equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LAT level required.
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience working in a laboratory animal facility in a leadership role.
  • In lieu of species-specific experience, the LATG certification will be required or ability to sit for the certification within 6 (six) months.

SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Proficient in verbal and written English and Mathematics pertinent to the duties of this position and situations encountered in the animal facility.  
  • Management skills commensurate with the requirements of the size of the assigned facility.
  • Ability to make appropriate, sustainable decisions regarding daily facility operations and to address unusual situations that arise within the animal research facilities.
  • Has a customer-focused attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Long periods of standing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to learn bar code application used for census and health checks, and other technologies as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions.  Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potential zoonotic diseases.  Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided when required, accompanied by appropriate training.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Directly supervises Research Animal Specialist staff and Team Leaders.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Budgetary responsibility, including planning yearly budget and monitoring actual performance against budget.
  • Expected to identify ways to perform required duties in the most economical way possible and make recommendations for cost and resource saving improvements

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine (Research Emphasis) @ Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD 9-14-21

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology invites applications for our 4-year postdoctoral fellowship with a research emphasis. This training opportunity is comparable to postdoctoral fellowships/PhD programs offered at veterinary schools and is distinguished by the broader research opportunities afforded by a large medical institution and the opportunity to pursue a PhD in a JHU graduate program. This is a 2-part program: three years of research training, funded by the National Institutes of Health, preceded by 1 year of clinical rotations funded by Research Animal Resources. The program prepares candidates for certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Program

During the first year, postdoctoral fellows gain comprehensive experience in clinical care and diagnostic procedures through rotations in large animal anesthesia and surgery, Old and New world non-human primate medicine and breeding colony management, rodent clinical care and herd health program management, and pathology. Didactic training includes weekly lectures to cover boards-relevant materials, journal club, pathology slide conference, a special topics seminar series and seminars on animal behavior. In years 2 to 4 trainees participate in full-time mentored basic or translational research in a discipline of their choice. Postdoctoral fellows may pursue a PhD concurrent with their research training, finishing their PhD after completing the lab animal fellowship.

Faculty

Our faculty includes 7 veterinarians with ACLAM and/or ACVP board certification plus additional PhD faculty.  Research interests include virology, parasitology, neuropathology, immunology, surgical devices, cardiovascular disease, proteomics, RNA biology, rodent phenotyping, animal behavior, welfare and laboratory animal diseases.  Postdoctoral fellows also may work with faculty from more than 30 academic departments forming Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

Qualifications

This position is targeted for a veterinarian who wishes to pursue a career in research as a laboratory animal veterinarian. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who has graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and has passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the United States.

Applications

Johns Hopkins participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) [www.virmp.org]. Applicants must submit their applications by Monday, December 13, 2021. Questions can be addressed to Emma Ey, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or Emailed to dvmtraining@jhmi.edu. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine  (Clinical Emphasis) @ Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD 9-14-21

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology invites applications for our three-year postdoctoral fellowship program in Laboratory Animal Medicine (clinical emphasis). This American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) recognized program provides outstanding clinical training in laboratory animal medicine plus didactic training and research activities needed to fulfill the requirements for certification by ACLAM.

Program

Competence in colony management, clinical care, surgery, pathology, diagnostic procedures and clinical and collaborative research in laboratory animals is achieved through mentored rotations. These include rotations in large animal anesthesia and surgery, Old and New world non-human primate medicine and breeding colony management, rodent clinical care and herd health program management, and pathology. Fellows also receive mentored research time to complete clinical projects. Our trainees have excellent diagnostic and surgical facilities at their disposal including a fully-equipped surgery suite, digital radiography and ultrasound, hematology and clinical chemistry analyzers plus access to state-of-the-art small and large animal imaging and behavioral cores. The veterinary team provides clinical and surgical services, animal handling and technique training, and protocol consultation to research investigators throughout the Johns Hopkins University. Didactic training includes weekly lectures to cover boards-relevant materials, journal club, pathology slide conference, a special topics seminar series and seminars on animal behavior. Postdoctoral fellows perform veterinary reviews of animal care and use protocols and attend monthly IACUC meetings.

Faculty

Our faculty includes 7 veterinarians with ACLAM and/or ACVP board certification plus additional PhD faculty.  Research interests include virology, parasitology, neuropathology, immunology, surgical devices, cardiovascular disease, proteomics, RNA biology, rodent phenotyping, animal behavior, welfare and laboratory animal diseases. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be a citizen or noncitizen resident of the United States, have graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the United States.

Applications

Johns Hopkins participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) [www.virmp.org]. Applicants must submit their applications by Monday, December 13, 2021. Questions can be addressed to Emma Ey, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or E-mailed to dvmtraining@jhmi.edu. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Postdoctoral Training in Laboratory Animal and Comparative Medicine @ the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI 9-8-21

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) at the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) is excited to announce an immediate opening to join our residency training program in laboratory animal medicine. The program emphasizes the clinical, pathological, managerial, and administrative aspects of laboratory animal medicine.  The program includes a strong component of research training in comparative medicine, the study of phenomena basic to the disease of all species.  The training program is recognized by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)and successful completion satisfies eligibility requirements for specialty board certification.

ULAM has been training leaders in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medical research since 1962, having trained a significant number of ACLAM Diplomates.

The UMMS, a large biomedical research institution, is ranked nationally in the top six medical schools for NIH extramural support.  It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally and scenically rich university community.  Animal facilities total more than 240,000 gross square feet in over 38 buildings and greater than 32 acres.  Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics.  All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of approximately 250,000 animals. 

Preferred candidates will be highly motivated and have strong academic records, demonstrated interest in laboratory animal and comparative medicine, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Candidates must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (or have completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements) and be eligible to obtain a veterinary license in Michigan.  Veterinarians in private practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals are invited to send a cover letter and CV to the Training Program Director, Dr. Gerry Hish; gerryh@med.umich.edu. More information regarding the program and this unique opportunity is available at http://animalcare.umich.edu/training/veterinary-education-programs/postdoctoral-clinical-training-program or, contact Dr. Hish via email or at (734) 764-6672.

The University of Michigan is an AA/EOE institution.