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Program Director @ Texas A&M University

Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
College Station, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The AWO director is responsible for: providing oversight and direction of Texas A&M University's Animal Welfare Office (AWO) and support to the IACUC; assures and maintains compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements for use of animals in research, teaching and testing; develops appropriate processes and procedures, outreach and training programs for faculty, staff, and students; and ensures monitoring of AWO programs and activities.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ten years of progressively responsible management experience to include five years of experience in a related field such as regulatory affairs, IACUC administration, research administration, research and/or clinical experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal regulations and policies related to use of animals in research and education
  • General knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedures, molecular biology terminology, and general animal husbandry
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree.
  • Ten or more years of experience in higher education with an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of clinical trials
  • Familiarity with other regulatory areas that may be applicable in some animal studies
  • Knowledge of AAALAC accreditation standards and processes
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds

Preferred Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:

  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator, IACUC manager, or veterinary license


  • Provides oversight and direction of Texas A&M University's Animal Welfare Office, while fostering an environment of administrative support and service to the University's research community. Identifies the need for and creates, updates, and coordinates policies, procedures and practices to enhance the efficiency of the animal use review while ensuring compliance with applicable international, federal and state regulatory requirements, and institutional best practices, for the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing. Involves and coordinates with the Attending Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine Program, and other areas of compliance as needed.
  • Oversees the AWO/IACUC to ensure that animal use is reviewed, approved and conducted in accordance with appropriate international, federal or state regulations and guidance, with funding agency specific guidelines, with institutional policies, and with appropriate accreditation standards. Interprets federal, state and institutional laws, regulations, guidelines and policies regarding research, testing or teaching activities involving animals. Coordinates procedural activities within the overall scope of relevant policies and procedures. Coordinates and assists other offices such as OGAPS, research administration, System member compliance offices and TAMUS Sponsored Research Services to ensure compliance with animal use and controlled substance requirements and associated processes and procedures. Serves as a subject matter expert and attends meetings involving research compliance and research, teaching and testing involving animals.
  • Receives, administers and monitors reports of animal concerns in compliance with federal regulations and institutional requirements.
  • Oversees administrative processes of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and other compliance activities in support of complex research protocols.
  • Serves as a voting member of TAMU IACUC. Develops continuing education for IACUC members .
  • Maintains efficient and compliant processes for the review, approval, and oversight of animal use activities by the IACUC. Directs and implements procedures to ensure adequate meeting preparation and attendance. Ensures committee is appropriately comprised of diverse and experienced members.
  • Supervises and manages staff to ensure that administrative processes of the AWO and IACUC are supported, and that all aspects of meetings, records and communications are completed as required. Ensures adherence to monthly performance metrics. Reviews turnaround times and outliers. Hires, trains, evaluates and terminates as necessary all subordinates. Manages employee performance and discipline processes.
  • Ensures AWO staff are trained, provides consistent helpful and professional advice and conducts their assessments in a timely fashion.
  • Oversees review of submissions for completeness of materials, adherence to institutional policies and applicable international, federal and state requirements.
  • Monitors AWO activities and programs. Coordinates animal facility inspections by the IACUC and ensures the generation of related reports of inspections and implementation of corrective actions. Serves as contact and resource for animal welfare concerns and reports of potential noncompliance.
  • Interacts with faculty, staff and others to advise in the preparation of AUPs and other documentation and serves as a liaison between investigators and the IACUC to facilitate resolution of concerns. Develops and delivers educational and training programs related to compliance requirements for protection of animals in research, teaching and testing for faculty, staff, students and IACUC members, and coordinates with the Chair and/or other offices as appropriate. Develops, maintains and updates on-line resources and website. Responsible for the development of required campus training programs for faculty, students and staff conducting research, teaching and testing activities related to animals. Oversees investigator complaints and animal welfare concerns.
  • Manages, prepares and maintains Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance renewals. Manages, prepares and maintains USDA Facility Registration. Manages and maintains USDA registration for Reveille, Texas A&M University mascot. Monitors animal care and use program on continual basis to assure activities are conducted in a compliant manner consistent with federal, state an institutional requirements and consistent with the requirements for continued AAALAC, Intl. accreditation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants:Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Clinical Veterinarian @ Covance 10-10-18

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

We have a great opportunity for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our team in Madison, WI.  This role provides laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support.

Covance's work in developing new therapeutics has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work.

This role:

  • Assist supervisor to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff including externship program.
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Performs physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Performs ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent.
  • 1 year of veterinary clinical experience preferred.
  • For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in Wisconsin within 6 months.
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.

Why People choose to work at Covance

"At Covance, it’s our people that make us great – it’s what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with extraordinary people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own outstanding potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond.  We help our clients develop medicines that improve health and improve lives of their family and friends."

If interested, please apply on-line to req # 2018-2446 

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.


Senior Executive Director & University Attending Veterinarian @  University of Pittsburgh 10-4-18

The University of Pittsburgh has an opening for the position of Senior Executive Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). This individual will also serve as the University’s Attending Veterinarian. This is a full time, faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate for the position.

The DLAR is responsible for the daily operations and management of the ten animal facilities supporting the Schools of the Health Sciences and the provision of veterinary care and animal research support in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies. The University’s AAALAC accredited animal care program comprises approximately 325,000 sq. ft. of animal housing and support space for a wide variety of species that includes rodents, rabbits, ferrets, cats, dogs, farm species, nonhuman primates, and aquatic species.

The Senior Executive Director is responsible for managing and directing the administrative, veterinary, and animal husbandry business units of the DLAR that employ approximately 140 staff including nine full time veterinarians. S/he will provide ongoing assessment of DLAR functions and act on opportunities to improve productivity and operational efficiency. S/he will support investigators and research staff conducting a wide variety of animal-based research activities across numerous departments, centers, and institutes. (The University ranks 5th in NIH funding.)

Minimum requirements include a veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; ACLAM diplomate status; veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States; and ten or more years of progressive laboratory animal experience involving a variety of species with at least five years in a senior leadership position responsible for the supervision, development, and performance management of veterinary and other professional staff.

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of five references to: Mr. William J. Madden, Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration, .

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/M/Vets/Disabled.

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Director of Rodent Clinical Programs @ Johns Hopkins University 9-26-18

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources and the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seek a laboratory animal veterinarian to be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will primarily provide colony health and research support for the rodent programs at Johns Hopkins University.  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 5 laboratory animal medicine DVM faculty and 4 post-doctoral clinical DVM trainees in providing clinical and research support for multiple animal species.

Responsibilities will include: management of an active rodent support service, including import/export, colony health testing, and infection management; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; training of staff, DVM post-doctoral fellows, and researchers in medical, surgical, and experimental procedures; active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; and consultation with investigators regarding models development and experimental design and execution.

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 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. Experience and proficiency in rodent clinical medicine, screening, diagnosis, and eradication of excluded pathogens from closed rodent colonies, and advanced research support procedures is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ACLAM or other veterinary clinical board certification. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references by October 25th, 2018 to:

Ms. Emma Ey
Senior Academic Program Coordinator, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
733 N. Broadway, Suite 811
Baltimore, MD 21205
443-287-5628 (fax)

For further information regarding the position, contact:

Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM
Associate Director, Research Animal Resources
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Ave, Ross 459
Baltimore, MD 21205

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Clinical Veterinarian III/Facility Veterinarian @ SoBran, Inc. 8-21-18

Join The Winning Team….Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

We are currently seeking a Clinical Veterinarian III/Facility Veterinarian  to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Poolesville, Maryland.

Please apply by clicking on the following link:

OVERVIEW: Serve as the Facility Veterinarian for animals housed at the NIHAC, Division of Veterinary Resources.

Description of Duties:

  1. Provide clinical care, research support, and regulatory oversight for all species within the DVR animal facility located near Poolesville, Maryland. This position has an emphasis on veterinary care for non-human primates, however support with carnivores, rabbits, rodents and ungulates are also required at this location.
  2. Perform daily health exams, quarantine procedures, semi-annual health exams, and health physicals for all animal species within DVR animal facilities
  3. Participate on a rotational basis in the weekend and holiday veterinary coverage roster
  4. Review Diagnostic Support Services reports and monitor reports for current and program trends
  5. Directly support animal research studies of significant size, scope, and complexity conducted by the NIH intramural research programs
  6. Maintain and perform QA on controlled substance logs and animal medical records
  7. Understand the current SOP’s of the DVR and assist in developing SOP’s relative to DVR veterinary medical operations
  8. Assist with assigning veterinary support to veterinary staff
  9. Assist with investigator questions and concerns
  10. Assist with mentoring/development of on-site veterinary staff
  11. Perform routine, emergency and research specific surgical procedures
  12. Assist with staff training and technical proficiency evaluations
  13. Assist in the development of an infectious agent outbreak disaster plan and implement the plan as needed
  14. Provide assurance for the compliance with regulatory agencies and AAALACi.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned by the SoBran Director, SoBran Program Manager, DVR Animal Program Director and the DVR Chief, Veterinary Medicine Branch

Duty hours & Location Assignment: Work hours are 7am to 3:30pm; Monday through Friday and include coverage outside normal work hours in the event of an emergency. This position requires weekend and holiday coverage on a rotational basis. Duty hours will be determined by the government client and may be modified at the discretion of SoBran management or at the request of the government client

Required education:  Must have a VMD/DVM from an AVMA-accredited institution and a current license to practice veterinary medicine

Required experience:  Must have knowledge in the development and management of animal research protocols. Must have a technical background in laboratory animal science, specifically clinical expertise with non-human primates, carnivore and rodent species. Must have a strong understanding of the concepts of biomedical research as well as other regulatory documents e.g. the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Regulations under the Animal Welfare Act, ARAC Guidelines, Manual 3040-2 Animal Care and Use Intramural Program.

Our commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Veterinary Medical Officer @ FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research  8-20-18

Associate Director and Head of Veterinary Clinical Services

The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Office of Management, Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) is recruiting to fill a Veterinary Medical Officer position.  This is an exciting and unique career opportunity for qualified candidates with experience in managing clinical care of laboratory animals, including nonhuman primates (NHPs).  The selected candidate will also gain experience with medical product regulatory review and be appointed to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as well as to one or more CBER review teams.

The Division is responsible for supporting all aspects of FDA's laboratory animal care and use program on the White Oak campus, which includes CBER, CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) and CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health).  DVS provides a comprehensive set of animal-related services, providing for the humane care and health of mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, voles, rabbits, ferrets, amphibians, and NHPs.  This position as the Associate Director and Head of Clinical Veterinary Services will supervise the nonhuman primate staff and report to the Attending Veterinarian.


Basic Requirements

Must be a U.S. citizen with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.


Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education (Refer to AVMA web site, for information about schools in this category) must meet one of the following requirements.

  • Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)
  • Possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States that includes successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) or its predecessors, the National Board Examination (NBE) and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT).
  • Proof that the education obtained in a foreign veterinary medical program is equivalent to that gained in a veterinary medical program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. Under this provision, equivalency is established only if an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college accepts the graduate's final transcript from the foreign veterinary medical school at full value for placement into an advanced degree, postgraduate educational program, or training program (e.g. residency or graduate program).

Additional Qualification Requirements for the Veterinary Medical Officer

Qualified candidates will have expertise in laboratory medicine via residency training following veterinary school and verified by certification through testing by The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  Candidates who are ACLAM Board-eligible may also be considered.  In addition, FDA requires evidence of excellent clinical skills, surgery skills, nonhuman primate experience and effective supervisory experience.  Excellent communication skills, problem-solving skills and people skills will also be utilized as selection criteria.


Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment.  Applicants must possess current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States and 3 years of graduate-level training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.  U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers may also apply.

SALARY:  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  An excellent federal employee benefits package is available.

LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit electronic resume or curriculum vitae (CV) with work history and supporting documentation to  Supporting documentation may include: educational transcripts, state veterinary license, and names and contact information for professional references.  Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2018, although applicants will be considered as resumes are received.  Please reference Job Code: OM-18-0001-ASLAP.

NOTE:  This position may be subject to FDA’s strict prohibited financial interest regulation and may require the incumbent to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting a position.  A probationary period for may be required for supervisory positions.


Clinical Veterinarian @ Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA 8-6-18

HHMI is currently recruiting for a new position at the Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA.  We are searching for a full-time Clinical Veterinarian to join the Animal and Biological Services team that supports ground breaking research, currently focused on neuronal circuitry, imaging, and cognition.  This position will serve as the Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC, will oversee the animal health program by providing evidence-based systems and processes appropriate for the clinical, preventive, and emergency treatment of various species, with a significant emphasis on zebrafish and rodents, and will collaborate in the development of novel processes and procedures to support research needs, including submission for publication or presentation.  If you are an ACLAM boarded or board eligible Veterinarian that desires a position in a collaborative research environment and strives to find unique solutions to minimize delays to science, then click on the link below to apply for this new position


The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for the clinical care and treatment of animals used in ground breaking basic science research at Janelia.  This includes serving as the Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC, providing guidance to researchers on animal care and use protocols and the Vivarium staff on husbandry and research support.  This person will provide evidence-based systems and processes that are appropriate for the clinical, preventive, and emergency care for various species, with a significant emphasis on zebrafish and rodents.  This individual will have a strong knowledge of the department’s operations and the needs of the researchers with whom the Vivarium supports and collaborates.  This person will maintain a broad understanding of state-of-the-art principles, theories, and procedures in the laboratory animal field that pushes the boundaries of biomedical research while ensuring animal welfare and regulatory compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Attending Veterinarian with membership on the IACUC, including consulting with researchers and the IACUC Chair on the development of protocols, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Performs veterinary review of all protocols and significant amendments and participates in post-approval monitoring where needed.
  • Participates in IACUC semi-annual inspections and program reviews.
  • Creates pre, intra, and post-operative care guidelines, including recommendations for analgesic and anesthesia, in collaboration with researchers.
  • Provides clinical diagnostic, triage, care, and treatment for animals used in research at Janelia, including weekend and holiday on-call support.
  • Provides expertise in the field of transgenic rodents and with nontraditional species.
  • Provides guidance on the acquisition, quarantine, and disposition of research animals.
  • Oversees animal health surveillance program.
  • Provides and authorize health reports and documentation for animal exports to other institutions.
  • Assists with maintenance of AAALAC accreditation, including editing the program description and participating in the site visit.
  • Participates in the development of novel processes and procedures to support research needs, including submission for publication or presentation.
  • Responsible for controlled substances used in Vivarium procedures and for clinical cases, including maintaining the required state and federal licenses.
  • Manages project-based budgets when needed.
  • Additional department specific activities to support the use of animals in research at Janelia.


  • This position is responsible for the health and welfare of animals used in research at Janelia. The individual will be the primary resource for all veterinary related issues and will have final discretion in the clinical care and treatment of animals at Janelia.  Decisions made by the clinical veterinarian can impact research outcomes and should be made in a collaborative atmosphere, if at all possible.  This individual must have a high standard of professional integrity.



  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, with a requirement to obtain veterinary licensure and USDA accreditation in Virginia within the first year of employment.


  • Three to five years of experience post veterinary degree in a laboratory animal facility supporting research with rodents and zebrafish.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board certified preferred. ACLAM eligibility with board certification within the first year of employment required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills to support lab animal research with diverse species.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations relating to the use of animals in research.
  • Computer skills necessary for document preparation and presentation, as well as familiarity with database interactions to support Vivarium operations.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated individual with a strong sense of customer service.
  • Ability to clearly communicate in English, in writing and speech.
  • Ability to learn tasks independently and train others on the same tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot departmental processes and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to review goals, analyze processes, and develop approaches and systems required to meet those goals. Often explores new areas and seeks opportunities to apply new knowledge to work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative, service-oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with research scientists, laboratory technical staff, administrative staff, management, outside contractors, and vendors.

Physical Requirements:

The following is the minimum physical requirements.

  • Occasionally lifts and/or carries objects weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally stoops and bends
  • Occasionally reaches and grasps with arms and hands
  • Work is performed in a normal office or research lab environment where there are relatively few physical discomforts due to dust, dirt, noise and the like.
  • Work involves possible exposure to malodorous vapors, animal allergens and other animal-borne hazards, experimental microbial agents and viral vectors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids, and presence of carcinogenic substances.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.  

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HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.