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Assistant Director, Veterinarian - Division of Animal Resources (DAR) 10-22-2019

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an Assistant Director, Veterinarian (90%) to provide support in the daily operation of the veterinary care program and the facility management of laboratory animal facilities maintained in the DAR and as a Clinical Track Assistant Professor (10%) to assist in the delivery of the professional veterinary curriculum in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) For more information on DAR, please visit http://research.illinois.edu/regulatory-compliance-safety/dar and for more information on CVM, please visit http://vetmed.illinois.edu. A DVM degree or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and a minimum of two years clinical experience required. For full position announcement including qualifications and application requirements, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu. Apply by December 11, 2019 for full consideration.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 

Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled - www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

10/22/2019

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Office of Research Services

Division of Veterinary Resources

Join us on the edge of discovery as the Chief of the Veterinary Medicine Branch (VMB), Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available that requires leadership and expertise in laboratory animal medicine. The VMB: (1) provides medical care to research animals and technical support to Investigators utilizing animals; (2) consults and collaborates with the intramural community and their veterinary staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol design; (3) provides oversight of animal imports into NIH facilities while maintaining biosecurity of existing colonies; (4) provides a pharmacy for the NIH laboratory animal community; and (5) manages and maintains a centralized surgical, intensive care and diagnostic imaging service for NIH intramural animal protocols.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the VMB in DVR-managed facilities on the Bethesda and Poolesville campuses by planning, managing and coordinating VMB resources and clinical/technical programs to ensure high quality veterinary care, research support, regulatory compliance, and AAALAC accreditation.  Oversight of the VMB includes work with scientific investigators, veterinarians, veterinary and research support technicians, other DVR team members, and administrators.  The VMB Chief must possess leadership skills to guide a large team and program to effectively support the NIH intramural research mission.  The VMB Chief works with and reports to the DVR Director to ensure the success of the mission of DVR: “…to contribute to the advancement of NIH biomedical research mission by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services to the support the NIH intramural research mission.  DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers’ needs.”

Qualifications for the VMB Chief include a 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 (AVMA) Council on Education.  Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Candidates must be Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Candidates must also have experience as a supervisor / leader of at least one component of a laboratory animal medicine program.

A base salary of up to $166,500 plus additional incentives could be offered including, recruitment bonus, payment of relocation expenses, and/or student loan repayment, all of which are dependent on candidate’s qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  Applications must be received by October 30, 2019.

Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and addresses of three references.

Current CV, Bibliography and References may be emailed to Dr. Jill Ascher, DVR Director at oddvrdir@mail.nih.gov                                                                              

                                   DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Clinical Veterinarian II @ SoBran BioScience 10/1/2019

Location: Norfolk, Norfolk, VA 23508
Department: SoBran BioScience
Division: SoBran BioScience
Job Status: Full-Time

The Clinical Veterinarian II ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, policies, guidelines, and standard operating procedures.  They participate in and direct the application of veterinary care and medical oversight for the animal colony and multiple sites to include preventative medicine, health surveillance, medical treatment, research support, anesthesia, survival and non-survival surgical manipulations, the use of biological, radiological and chemical hazards and animal transfers within and between institutions.  This position includes Attending Veterinarian duties with 2 different contracts, as well as alternate AV duties at another contract.   

This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect the Clinical Veterinarian will be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on these contracts. The CV will work closely with the Project/Program Manager and/or Facility Manager(s) and maintain a relationship with all staff.

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Clinical Veterinarian I (part-time) @ SoBran BioScience 10/1/2019

Location: Bethesda, Bethesda, MD 20892
Department: SoBran BioScience
Division: SoBran BioScience
Job Status: Part-Time

This is a general summary of the responsibilities associated with the position of Clinical Veterinarian I for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC).  This description is not inclusive of all duties required to successfully complete the job each day.  It is intended to reflect SoBran’s contractual obligations to the LARC.  Employees are expected to complete all assigned duties each day.

Primary duties may include the following:

  1. Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards.
  2. Provide veterinary care consistent with NICHD and NIH practices, guidelines, and policies.
  3. Therapeutic medicine to include the initiation, administration, alteration, and termination of treatment regimens.
  4. Provide research support and oversight to investigators housing animals in NICHD operated facilities.
  5. Review animal study proposals for facility capabilities and provide input for alternative strategies.
  6. Maintain facility/veterinary records and/or databases in accurate and timely manner.
  7. Follow NICHD preventive medicine programs which include quarantining, testing, conditioning, and isolating animals as necessary, and developing and coordinating animal health surveillance and environmental sanitation programs.
  8. Lead, train and mentor veterinary technicians.
  9. Participation in the shipping and receiving of research animals, including development of all necessary documents and health examinations.
  10. Provide on call/after-hours veterinary care on an as needed basis. Prior notification/scheduling will be provided.

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Senior Director & Attending Veterinarian @ Salk Institute for Biological Studies 10-1-2019

Job #: G811

Job Title: Senior Director & Attending Veterinarian - Animal Resources Department

Laboratory/Department: Animal Resources
The Animal Resources Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of veterinary medical care, husbandry, enrichment and professional technical support to enable the scientists and their research.

Position Description:
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is ranked as one of the top 5 basic research institutes in the world. This world class facility now seeks a highly trained laboratory animal veterinarian and executive to lead our Animal Resources Department. Position is responsible for the ongoing development and daily operations of all Salk vivaria (approx. 47,000 square feet) including laboratory animal management, veterinary care and research services. Position works closely with Institute faculty in the design and implementation of animal experiments and has the potential to develop an independent research program consistent with the Institute's mission of fundamental biological research. Position is expected to play an active role in the ACLAM approved Laboratory Animal Medicine Training program and mentor residents. Position is responsible for compliance with all federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and guidelines in an AAALAC-accredited program and advises the Chief Scientific Officer/Institutional Officer on all matters related to animal-based research at the Institute. Position participates in Institute committees as appointed including IACUC, IBC, Space Planning and HR advisory committees. Position interacts extensively with all Institute researchers on the selection, acquisition and use of research animals and provides educational materials and training for scientists on the use of animals in research. Position leverages personal training and industry expertise as well as the knowledge/skills of others in the department to support Investigators and their research.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA-accredited program.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Candidates with Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) will be taken into consideration.
  • Veterinary Licensure in at least one state
  • Ability to obtain licensure in the State of California, a DEA practitioner’s license and USDA accreditation within 6 months of employment
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine with at least three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending Veterinarian or Associate Director/Clinical Veterinarian. PhD with research experience, demonstrated record of scholarly activity and history of successful grant writing will be considered an advantage
  • Thorough understanding of all policies and regulations governing animal-based research in the United States as well as AAALAC accreditation process
  • Experience with USDA-covered species, including new and old-world primates.
  • Expertise in animal models used in cancer, metabolism, neurosciences, aging, stem cell and immunology research
  • Experience in facility design including BSL-2 facilities.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to analyze, delegate and prioritize resources while maintaining a positive and collegial interaction with faculty and staff at all levels to promote and facilitate effective research
  • Ability to work flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation
  • Willingness to sign an employee confidentiality agreement


Special Requirements:

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines, tests, and physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:

  • TB Testing/Clearance (every 12 months / once a year).
  • Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years).
  • Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test).
  • Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, hearing, reading, reasoning, analyzing, communicating, working inside, exposure to potential allergens and exposure to animals.

About the Salk:
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark

Associate Director, Large Animal Clinical Services@The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Surgery 9-19-19

Description

The University of Chicago's Animal Resources Center is searching for a full-time faculty veterinarian at any rank who would be appointed as faculty in the Department of Surgery. The appointee will contribute to animal care, education, and scholarship, and join a vibrant and distinguished community of faculty colleagues and learners in UChicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Chicago.  A tradition of excellence in animal care, basic, clinical, and translational sciences, combined with the strengths of one of the world's top academic institutions provides the foundation for a career as an academic veterinarian.

The appointee will join a strong veterinary and Animal Resources Center team to share in the care of more than a dozen different species housed in the 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities.  The veterinarians maintain a close, cooperative partnership with University research teams.  The appointee will continue in this tradition, working collegially with the research teams to advance animal care and the scientific objectives of the studies.  Primary clinical responsibilities for this position include providing leadership, oversight and management of the large animal surgical clinic, clinical care of the USDA covered species, and providing oversight to other aspects of the large animal research program.  The appointee will be involved in the Animal Resources Center training programs, including the ACLAM veterinary residency program.  The appointee will work closely with the regulatory offices (IACUC, IBC) at the institution to assure excellent animal care, and will be involved in individualized scholarly activity.   Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications. We especially welcome applicants with experience in managing large animal surgical models.  

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) be ACLAM Board certified.

To be considered, apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/68464.  Applicants must upload: CV including bibliography, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Division of Animal Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 9-18-2019

Position.  The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Division of Animal Care (DAC) is currently seeking a motivated individual for a new faculty position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The faculty appointment will be on the Clinical Educator, non-tenure track in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology/Division of Comparative Medicine in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine.  Responsibilities will include: medical and surgical care of a large and diverse population of animal species (the majority of which are rodents); animal care and use protocol review to ensure conformance to accepted veterinary practices and regulations; formal and informal training of animal care and research staff; colony health monitoring (particularly rodents); compliance activities; design and implementation of standard operating procedures for the animal care program; formal and informal training as part of the Division of Comparative Medicine’s Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program; and participation in collaborative research and/or other scholarly activities.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Located in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC is a premier research institution internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences.  VUMC’s animal care program supports approximately 345 Principal Investigators working on over 850 IACUC-approved protocols, is registered with the USDA, and has been an AAALAC International accredited facility since 1967.  The successful applicant will join a team of eight faculty veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians who oversee the health and welfare of over 20 species of animals with an average daily census of over 100,000.

Qualifications. Applicants must have laboratory animal medicine experience and/or training, strong clinical/surgical skills, an interest in teaching and training, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ideally, collaborative research experience.  The ability to interact positively with colleagues, scientific investigators and staff members is essential.  Experience with nonhuman primates is preferred. Applicants must have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school, or a certificate issued by the AVMA’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates and have passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).  All applicants must be licensed to practice in at least one state in the United States. Applicants must have ACLAM board certification or be eligible for the ACLAM certifying examination at time of appointment. ACLAM-eligible applicants are expected to obtain certification within four years of hire.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Erin N.Z. Yu, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.
Associate Director of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Microbiology, Division of Comparative Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
AA-6206 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2130
erin.n.yu@vumc.org

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Senior Clinical Veterinarian @ Saint Louis University School of Medicine 9-5-2019

Saint Louis University School of Medicine has a January 3, 2020 opening for a Senior Clinical Veterinarian to join a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program. This is a non-tenure research track faculty position. Responsibilities include provision of medical and surgical care to a wide variety of species both ABSL and non-ABSL environments; provision of regulatory and veterinary expertise to researchers via direct consultation, participation on IACUC and/or IBC committees, and review of research protocols; and participation in departmental educational and research training programs. In addition to the service component of this position, the veterinarian will be expected to engage the mission of the University by participating in research/discovery, teaching, and outreach Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong knowledge and/or interest in laboratory animal medicine and facility management. Qualified applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board certification/eligibility is preferred. Salary and any academic appointment will be commensurate with training and experience.

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.slu.edu/postings/22196

Clinical Veterinarian / Attending Veterinarian @ Zoetis 9/4/2019

Zoetis, Lincoln, NE

Apply at:  https://zoetis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/zoetis/job/Lincoln/Manager--Veterinary-Services_JR00004242-1

Position Summary

  • The Clinical Veterinarian / Attending Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary care and oversight for laboratory animals (livestock and companion animals are included) at Zoetis.  He/She is responsible for ensuring the humane, legal, ethical, efficient, and scientific use of the animal. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Exercise excellent veterinary skills to ensure humane animal care and treatment for all animals.
  • Possess good record keeping skills for animal accountability with regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure that practices, facilities, and records are in alignment with requirements of the AWRs and AAALACi using the 9CFR Part 1 -4, Guide and Ag Guide as regulatory and voluntary guidance documents.
  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC participating in convened meetings, semi-annual review/inspections and responsible for timely protocol pre-review.  (IACUC duties may include advising PIs on protocol design, disease interference, alternatives, pain and distress issues, anesthesia/analgesia, and other factors that may complicate or invalidate research results, etc.).
  • Influence and oversee activities related to maintenance of AAALACi accreditation; assisting management in obtaining Site and Corporate support and action where improvements are needed.
  • Oversee and maintain records for controlled drug use.

Education and Experience

  • Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) and must possess a license to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the U.S. and possess Federal 
  • Must obtain a Nebraska Veterinary license within one year of hire date
  • Must possess an in-depth knowledge of USDA requirements. Must have two years previous personal computer experience with appropriate software applications (Windows, Microsoft Office Applications - Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and Access)
  • Possess ability to self-manage and work independently. Assist occasionally with supervisory duties in the absence of CO Manager or Animal Care Team Leader. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate work, with a high attention to detail, through to completion. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Veterinary medical, preventative, diagnostic (including necropsy services), anesthesia, surgical and/or treatment services for all animals used at the Lincoln facilities and oversee and direct successful outcomes for any animal health needs at White Hall
  • Must be able to function in a team environment, but able to develop and drive projects independently to completion
  • Develop, write, edit and train colleagues on job training checklists (JTCs), SOPs as appropriate and supply required documentation of technical training and proficiency of PIs and Clinical Operations colleagues
  • Participate in Zoetis Global animal welfare initiatives as directed by management which may include participation on Standing or Limited Duration Teams (SDTs or LDTs), animal welfare teams, etc.

Physical Position Requirement

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Exposure to temperature variations
  • Disagreeable odors and dust
  • Constant standing
  • Potential animal bites and scratches
  • High noise levels, hearing protection required in certain areas or rooms
  • Exposure to flying objects and liquids, safety glasses required

About Zoetis

Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis.  Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Director, Office of Animal Care and Use @ Office of Intramural Research, Office of the Director, NIH 8/29/2019-8/30/2019

NIH is recruiting for a Director, Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU), to oversee the entire Animal Care and Use program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Program. The NIH is the major biomedical research component of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Director reports directly to the NIH IRP Institutional Official, the NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR). The OACU Director oversees policy development and program management for the 24 diverse components within the NIH Institutes and Centers that conduct animal research.

The OACU Director has responsibility for the NIH Intramural Animal Care and Use (ACU) Program as described in the Animal Welfare Assurance on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, the Animal Welfare Act regulations and standards promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, and the interpretations of these programs by American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). Applicants must have a proven record of leadership, management and oversight of a major animal research program and demonstrated experience with the regulatory aspects of animal welfare. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OACU and staff; the Director oversees the Intramural Assurance process and the AAALAC International accreditation process. The supervisory and regulatory responsibilities of this position require the applicant to hold a veterinary degree (D.V.M., V.M.D., or equivalent) with board certification in laboratory animal medicine or veterinary pathology.

Information regarding the OACU can be found at http://oacu.od.nih.gov/.  Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments.  A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available.  USPHS Commissioned Officers are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for Assignment Incentive Pay.  If additional information is needed, please email: joseph.kleinman@nih.gov  or wyattrg@nih.gov.  DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names of three references to: wyattrg@nih.gov . Please include in your curriculum vitae a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.  Position will close September 30, 2019. 


Dave Bodine, Ph.D., NHGRI Chair, Search Committee

Position Description:

Director, Office of Animal Care and Use

Approved by ETFC as Title 42, SPL-2

This position is located in the Office of Animal Care and Use, Office of Intramural Research, Office of the Director. The Office: (1) administers the NIH program of Animal Care and Use; manages the Animal Welfare Assurance filed with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, and programs of compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Manual Chapter 3040-2 Animal Care and Use in the Intramural Program (MC 3040-2), and Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy), U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training, USDA Animal Welfare Act, International Transportation Standards and other applicable laws; requires records of compliance from NIH components; assesses compliance and coordinates assurance with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare; (2) maintains documentation relative to accreditation status of each IC and assembles into NIH accreditation status reports, serves as liaison with American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC); (3) plans and coordinates facility and management changes necessary to attain and ensure continuing compliance; (4) administers the NIH Animal Research Advisory Committee (NIH ARAC) through which NIH ACU Program policy is developed and Program oversight is directed; (5) administers Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC), drafts and coordinates implementation of Federal policies and guidelines on ACU, serves as interagency liaison between member Departments and other Federal offices and International bodies and organizations, develops and administers interagency and Cooperative Agreements for the purpose of conservation and supply of essential threatened experimental animals; (6) principal advisor to the NIH Director and Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR), NIH, on all aspects of animal care and use in research; (7) provides liaison through the Division of Legislative Analysis, NIH, to Presidential, Congressional and Departmental inquiries; (8) administers the Animal Program Committee (APAC), one of the NIH AAALAC accreditation committees; (9) at the request of the NIH Director and DDIR, serves on several high level Departmental and interdepartmental committees addressing various issues with animal care and use components.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as the Director of OACU with the trans-NIH programmatic and administrative responsibility for all planning, development, organization, coordination, and implementation of the NIH Intramural Animal Care and Use (ACU) Program as it relates to the Assurance on file with OLAW, the Animal Welfare Act regulations and standards promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, and the interpretations of these programs by AAALAC. The incumbent oversees policy development for program management of 24 diverse ACU programs in the ICs, who have intramural researchers using animals.

The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day direction of the office’s mission and staff. Oversees the Intramural Assurance process and the AAALAC accreditation process, ensuring compliance of the NIH Intramural ACU Program, including its component parts, with NIH’s Animal Welfare Assurance, PHS Policy, the NIH Guide, and MC 3040-2. The incumbent reviews recommendations on resource allocations to meet the above objectives and initiates planning to implement approved changes.

Assures staff understanding of the intent and literal content of key regulatory/policy documents, such as the Animal Welfare Act and its published standards, the Endangered Species Act, the Health Research Extension Acts, the NIH Guide, PHS Policy, MC 3040-2, the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) standards for Adequate Veterinary Care, the American Veterinary Medical Association Panel on Euthanasia report, and appropriate DHHS safety publications.

The incumbent is considered the subject matter expert regarding the regulations and policies noted above, and, as such, is expected to remain abreast of proposed changes (direct or indirect), provide expert advice to the NIH Director, the DDIR, IC Directors and Scientific Directors, and other NIH staff. Prepares or reviews position papers requested for specific information or proposed changes to national or international standards and regulations.

Administers the NIH-ARAC and the IRAC. These committees establish major policies for the intramural ACU program and the Federal agencies using animal for research, testing and training respectively.

Initiates or reviews OACU activities with the IC Animal Program Directors (APD) through monthly APD Committee meetings and the NIH intramural scientists to ensure a consistent and comprehensive ACU program.

The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to non-affirmative action objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employee practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.

The incumbent will maintain expertise through participation in national and international symposia dealing with biomedical research, laboratory animal science, and veterinary medical aspects of the management and conduct of life sciences research and development, teaching and testing methodologies.

23030 Clinical Veterinarian I @ SoBran 8/28/2019

Location: Bethesda, Bethesda, MD 20892

Department: WRAIR

Division: SoBran BioScience

Job Status: Pert-Time

Job Description

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.

SoBran is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: This is a general summary of the responsibilities associated with the position of Clinical Veterinarian I for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC). This description is not inclusive of all duties required to successfully complete the job each day. It is intended to reflect SoBran’s contractual obligations to the LARC. Employees are expected to complete all assigned duties each day.

Primary duties may include the following:

1. Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards.

2. Provide veterinary care consistent with NICHD and NIH practices, guidelines, and policies.

3. Therapeutic medicine to include the initiation, administration, alteration, and termination of treatment regimens.

4. Provide research support and oversight to investigators housing animals in NICHD operated facilities.

5. Review animal study proposals for facility capabilities and provide input for alternative strategies.

6. Maintain facility/veterinary records and/or databases in accurate and timely manner.

7. Follow NICHD preventive medicine programs which include quarantining, testing, conditioning, and isolating animals as necessary, and developing and coordinating animal health surveillance and environmental sanitation programs.

8. Lead, train and mentor veterinary technicians.

9. Participation in the shipping and receiving of research animals, including development of all necessary documents and health examinations.

10. Provide on call/after-hours veterinary care on an as needed basis. Prior notification/scheduling will be provided.

Requirements:

1. A degree in Veterinary medicine.

2. Knowledge in the development and management of animal research protocols.

3. Provide input and data to investigators concerning their research and plans for the animal’s health and wellbeing.

4. Possess good verbal and written communication and computer skills.

Our commitment

SoBran, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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Animal Resources Center Director and Attending Veterinarian @ Montana State University 8/27/2019

Application: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/17820  for complete job announcement and application procedures

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  1. Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) program. If degree was not attained in the US, a certificate of equivalent training (e.g. the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)) accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is acceptable. Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state.
  2. ACLAM board certified or board eligible. Board eligible individuals will be required to obtain board certification within the first two years of employment at MSU.
  3. Current DEA license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in a laboratory animal facility with at least five years of experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending Vet or Associate Director/Clinical Vet.
  2. Expertise in germ-free colony management, and non-human primate experience is highly desirable as is managing high biosafety level projects.
  3. Computer literacy and experience implementing software.

 Employer Information: Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled

Clinical Veterinarian(1911182) @ Boehringer Ingelheim 8/22/2019

Description:

This position is responsible for performing duties related to the veterinary care of various laboratory animals; managing preventive medicine programs including rodent health monitoring, vendor surveillance, and quarantine programs, and assisting in leadership support to the animal care and use program.

The incumbent must have strong clinical and diagnostic skills, experience in surgery and postoperative care in various laboratory animal species, experience with rodent health monitoring systems, experience with interpreting digital radiographic images, using ultrasound unit, experience in interpreting data to support animal health including health records and physiological blood data values, and experience with laboratory animal enrichment and behavioral management. This job is vital to ensuring the company's compliance with regulatory requirements of USDA, FDA, AAALAC standards, and other applicable guidelines in the oversight and support of an exceptional animal care program.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. 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 Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifies gaps and develops and implements animal care and use guidelines. Assumes delegated responsibility of Attending Veterinarian during absence of Attending Veterinarian.
  • Conducts procedures and documents performance of effective veterinary preventive medicine program for animal colony.
  • Proactively provides uninterrupted veterinary medical and surgical support functions to AAALAC standards; responds to IACUC concerns in a timely and professional manner. Complies with all applicable regulations; Ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner; Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies.
  • Functions as a resource and technical leader to the IACUC , principal investigators and study directors, provides training for animal users.
  • Conducts audits of vendors of animals and animal related supplies/services.
  • Keeps abreast of relevant literature and high level knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science. Mentors and supervises junior staff. Provides veterinary medical and surgical care to laboratory animals. Ensures regulatory compliance with pertinent USDA, AAALAC, FDA, state, and local legislation and company policies, guidelines, and SOPs. 
  • Demonstrates broad knowledge and experience in laboratory animal medicine, including knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in a research and toxicology setting.

Requirements:

  • D.V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Graduates (ECFVG).
  • 3 years experience in laboratory animal medicine or completion of a training program in laboratory animal medicine with eligibility for ACLAM board certification. ACLAM board certification is desirable.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state, with the ability to obtain a CT license within 8 months of hire.
  • USDA accreditation (or ability to acquire accreditation) within 8 months of hire.
  • Provide weekend and holiday veterinary on-call coverage on a rotational basis with other members of the veterinary staff.
  • Clinical proficiency with non-human primates is preferred.
  • Knowledge of care for germ-free, immunodeficit, transgenic mice, etc. is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, AAALAC standards, GLPs, and other relevant laws, policies, and guidelines for humane animal care and use in a research setting.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is a different kind of pharmaceutical company, a privately held company with the ability to have an innovative and long term view.  Our focus is on scientific discoveries that improve patients' lives and we equate success as a pharmaceutical company with the steady introduction of truly innovative medicines.  Boehringer Ingelheim is the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.  At Boehringer Ingelheim, we are committed to delivering value through innovation.  Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry.  Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce - Minority/Female/Protected Veteran/Person with a Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

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Veterinarian @ Children's Hospital Los Angeles 8/22/2019

The Veterinarian is responsible for the veterinarian care of the live specimens used in scientific research. This may include a wide variety of species. This individual will provide regulatory guidance to insure institutional compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies including the Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health/ Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (PHS/NIH/OLAW), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), California State Department of Health Services, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. As required by the AWA and the PHS Animal Welfare Assurance, this individual will assume delegated program authority and responsibility for CHLA’s animal care and use program including the authority to implement the PHS Policy and the recommendations of the Guide. This individual will serve as CHLA’s attending veterinarian as defined by the Animal Welfare Act (9 CFR Ch 1 Subpart C2.33 and Subpart D 2.40 Attending Veterinarian and Adequate Veterinary Care).

Minimum Experience Required: 

5-7 years regulatory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

* Detailed knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to animal research.

* Working knowledge of applicable scientific and medical concepts and terminology.

* Maintain confidential information.

* Interpret and apply ethical principles applicable to animal research.

* Strong oral presentation skills and the ability to effectively convey concepts regarding use of animals in research to a variety of audiences including investigators and research staff.

Minimum Education/Training Required: 

D.V.M. degree required.

License, Registration or Certification Required: 

ACLAM or similar certification required.

 To apply for this position, please click on: https://jobs.chla.org/job/los-angeles/veterinarian/277/12838496

Project Director@ FDA/HHS - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Veterinary Services, Jefferson, Arkansas 8-16-2019

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:   FLS Exempt

HOURS:                                    Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements

JOB SUMMARY

The Project Director/Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian oversees the daily operation of the contract at NCTR. This position provides veterinary support as needed to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, IACUC and EHS programs. Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species may be included as a smaller component of the duties of this position, and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met. Responsibilities include oversight of daily operations to include managing a diverse workforce, interacting with government personnel, ensuring treatment of laboratory animals is in accordance with regulations, providing veterinary support when a DVS veterinarian is not available, etc. May be required to participate in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care, ICU night, weekend, and holiday coverage with other DVS veterinarians as required. All services must be provided in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position actively participates in research protocols as a co-investigator or, at a minimum, provides advice, consultation, and technical/medical/surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.  This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Must possess a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possess a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB).
  2. Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state, Arkansas preferred.
  3. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD)is preferred.
  4. Minimum three (3) years experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine which must include nonhuman primates (NHPs).
  5. Experience with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) activities and research protocol review/approval process, and/or consultant service to the IACUC.
  6. Possess experience directing a large and diverse animal care and/or technical procedures and formulations service workforce in an AAALAC accredited facility. Also requires experience in managing Occupational, Safety and Health and GLP-focused Quality Assurance program.
  7. Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
  8. Experience in designing, administering, and directing an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program required.
  9. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  10. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  11. Must be a legal resident of the United States.                      

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides on-site supervision to ensure all functions of the contract are carried out in an efficient, courteous and professional manner.
  • Oversees all aspects of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals.
  • Directs the preventive medicine program.
  • Assists Investigators with developing research protocols.
  • Provides direction and oversight of colony management personnel.
  • Provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the environmental enrichment program
  • Ensures NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasionally – Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling

Often – Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing           

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

ENVIRONMENTAL/Working CONDITIONS:

Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas.  Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas.  Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

Applicants should submit their resume to:

Email: staffing@bionetics.com

Fax: (757) 952-3700 Attn: S. Hayes

Director, Office of Animal Welfare @ West Virginia University  8/5/2019

Description

The Office of Animal Welfare at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Director to provide strategic direction to the Office of Animal Welfare team and to ensure that the University’s Animal Care and Use Program meets regulatory requirements regarding animal research and teaching activities. The Director will collaborate with key stakeholders including the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC Chair, among others, to maintain and expand AAALAC accreditation of University facilities. West Virginia University, an R1 Research University and flagship land-grant institution, is located in scenic Morgantown, West Virginia, a bustling small city surrounded by farms and forests, but conveniently located near Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Support the effective and efficient operation of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for WVU including animal use application review, regulatory reporting, and record-keeping.
  • Prepare extensive reports on research laws and issues (as they pertain to animals) for federal agencies, accrediting bodies, and University officials.
  • Develops and coordinates inter-institutional agreements for collaborative research with other universities;
  • Work closely with the attending veterinarian and the IACUC chair in the implementation and maintenance of IACUC policies, and the monitoring. of compliance by the investigators with the regulations.
  • Coordinate University efforts to expand AAALAC accreditation to additional facilities.
  • In collaboration with the Attending Veterinarian, provide training to members of the University community who participate in or have reason to be knowledgeable of animal research or teaching policies and procedures.
  • Develop electronic systems in collaboration with Information Technology Services that will enhance the animal program, IACUC processes, and post-approval monitoring program.
  • Ensure protocol and grant concordance.
  • Oversee and participate in post-approval monitoring of research activities in coordination with IACUC.
  • Supervise the scheduling and planning of semi-annual animal use research facilities inspections and program reviews.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent directly related experience; Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three years of directly related experience with animal welfare and Institutional Animal Care and Use issues
  • Advanced technical knowledge of applicable federal regulations related to IACUC and animal welfare
  • Ability to interpret and implement applicable federal regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of AAALAC accreditation requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public
  • Ability to enforce regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
  • Efficient in using a PC and Microsoft suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide didactic presentations and training, including preparation of educational materials and hands-on skill development

Requirements 

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter

About WVU 

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. 
 

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Open rank Assistant, Associate or Full Veterinarian @ 8/2/2019

Saving Lives With the Power of Scientific Discovery. We make today’s discoveries possible of becoming tomorrow’s cures.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancing global human health through innovative biomedical research.  Texas Biomedical Research Institute aims to unravel the mysteries of infectious diseases through innovative thinking, creative problem solving and cutting edge technologies.  Since its founding in 1941 by Thomas B. Slick Jr., the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for the quality of its basic research.

Our scientists work each and every day to improve human health by being a world leader in lifestyle and infectious disease research. Each year, our scientists are engaged in more than 200 research projects and publish well over 100 articles in the international scientific literature.

Located on a 200-acre campus on the northwest side of San Antonio, Texas, Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, targeting advances in the fight against infectious diseases impacting our communities around the world, including AIDS, TB, hepatitis, malaria, hemorrhagic fever viruses, parasitic infections and many other infectious diseases.  We also study co-morbidities of infection and vulnerable populations, such as the very young and the elderly and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders. Its staff of more than 350 employees includes a multidisciplinary team of approximately 65+ doctoral-level scientists who lead more than 200 major research projects in the Institute’s three program areas of Disease Intervention & Prevention, Host Pathogen Interaction and Population Health, as well as the Southwest National Primate Research Center.

Job Summary

Open Rank Veterinarian – SNPRC      (19-063)

Southwest National Primate Research Center and Texas Biomedical Research Institute located in San Antonio, Texas are seeking an open rank Assistant, Associate or Full Veterinarian to be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, participating in the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care of research animals, diagnosis and treatments of diseases. The successful candidate will provide clinical care and preventative medicine support to the SNPRC’s production, research and retirement colonies of nonhuman primates (NHP’s). Duties may include participating in veterinary care of Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s rodent vivarium. This position will require the person to implement research protocols and provide research support by reviewing protocols, advising Principal Investigators on proper use of animal models, overseeing research procedures, development of research techniques, improve animal care through refinement, welfare and management practices.

Requirements for this position are:  Candidates must possess a D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited. Requires two or more years of experience beyond the doctoral degree in primate clinical medicine.  Preferred: Five years of primate clinical medicine experience. Formal training in laboratory animal medicine. Five or more years of primate experience in a laboratory animal research setting. Preferred candidate is licensed in the state of Texas and able to obtain a DEA license. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.

This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan.

Interested applicants can apply online athttp://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy.  A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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Associate Director, Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian @ 8/2/2019

Saving Lives With the Power of Scientific Discovery. We make today’s discoveries possible of becoming tomorrow’s cures.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancing global human health through innovative biomedical research. 

Texas Biomed, a free standing, not for profit private research institute, is an emerging international leader in infectious disease research. It supports ABSL3 and ABSL4 facilities with unparalleled resources, and is the host institution of the Southwest National Primate Research Center. Its campus is on the northwest side of beautiful San Antonio, a diverse and growing city in central Texas, with excellent quality of life and affordable housing.

Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, targeting advances in the fight against infectious diseases impacting our communities around the world, including AIDS, TB, hepatitis, malaria, hemorrhagic fever viruses, parasitic infections and many other infectious diseases.  We also study co-morbidities of infection and vulnerable populations, such as the very young and the elderly and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders. Its staff of more than 350 employees includes a multidisciplinary team of approximately 65+ doctoral-level scientists who lead more than 200 major research projects in the Institute’s three program areas of Disease Intervention & Prevention, Host Pathogen Interaction and Population Health, as well as the Southwest National Primate Research Center.

Job Summary   19-075

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VETERINARY RESOURCES/INSTITUTE VETERINARIAN

Under new leadership, Southwest National Primate Research Center and Texas Biomedical Research Institute located in San Antonio, Texas are seeking an Associate Director, Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian to be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and effectively leading the veterinarian staff ensuring optimum animal care and superior staff performance.  Duties include managerial oversight of animal resources maintained by the SNPRC.  Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships while providing and ensuring veterinary care and regulatory compliance.  Ensuring full integration of veterinarian personnel at all levels to ensure optimum efficiency in processes and procedures.  Empowering colleagues to take responsibility for their job tasks and holding individuals accountable for fulfillment of job duties.  Fostering a spirit of teamwork and unity among veterinarians that allows for open dialogue and cohesiveness to resolve issues.  Creating a workplace culture that is consistent with the core values, mission and vision of the Institute.  Providing effective performance feedback through recognition and coaching techniques.  Maintaining transparent communication and ensuring that pertinent information is appropriately communicated at all levels.  Working closely with the SNPRC Director and the existing Associate Director of the Research Resources in preparing base grant renewal applications and progress reports, as well as grant applications for construction, renovation, and primate resource development.  Working with the Institutional Official and IACUC to ensure animal welfare at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.  This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, participating in the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care of research animals, diagnosis and treatments of diseases.  (https://www.snprc.org).

Requirements for this position are: Candidates must possess a D.V.M. /V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited. Requires ten or more years of primate clinical medicine experience. A minimum of five years of management experience required.  Preferred: Formal training and board certification in laboratory animal medicine. Preferred candidate is licensed in the state of Texas and able to obtain a DEA license. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.

This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan.

Interested applicants can apply online athttp://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy.  A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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  • Teamwork | Integrity | Diversity | Excellence | Safety