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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:  http://bit.ly/2wiHKIg

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

OR

Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education (Refer to AVMA web site, http://www.avma.org 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.

Education

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 CBER.Employment@fda.hhs.gov.  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.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT

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

Summary: 

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.

Scope:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • 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.  

To apply, please visit: 

https://hhmi-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=812&company_id=16908&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992639&aid=1

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Attending Veterinarian & Executive Director of Comparative Medicine @ Texas A&M University  7-19-18

Texas A&M University, a land-grant, space-grant, and sea-grant Tier I research institution, invites applications for the position of Attending Veterinarian and Executive Director of Comparative Medicine to lead institution’s program of animal care and use. The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) provides oversight and supports the care and use of animals involved in teaching, testing, and research at Texas A&M University, and the VPR serves as the Institutional Official.  The program of animal care and use is operated in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies and is accredited by AAALAC, International.

The core responsibilities of the Attending Veterinarian/Executive Director include the following:

  • Assure appropriate animal care and use in accordance with best practices to maintain animal welfare, scientific quality, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies
  • Oversee, manage and administer a diverse and rapidly growing program of animal care and use involving a wide variety of animal species in multiple dispersed facilities with varying degrees of centralized management, including specialized facilities involving work with animals under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Biosafety Level 3, Biosafety Level 3 Ag, and barrier conditions
  • Collaborate with a wide variety of university stakeholders and maintain excellent standards of veterinary care for the wide variety of animals used in research and instruction at the university
  • Provide training for staff and faculty that ensures that all personnel involved in the care and use of animals are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs
  • Ensure financial integrity in costing of all services, including per diems, in consultation with the Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Serve as a partner in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)- recognized Laboratory Animal Medicine residency program
  • Serve on institutional committees including the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as Attending Veterinarian, the Institutional Biosafety committee, and on other committees, task forces and working groups that affect animal programs at the institution

Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, eligible for licensure to practice in the state of Texas, specialty Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, USDA Veterinary Accreditation, controlled substance licensure with the DEA, demonstrated advanced level of experience in managing a program of animal care supporting a wide variety of species including agricultural animals, demonstrated leadership and management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to maintain working relationships with diverse individuals, strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to manage complex tasks and/or those that require balancing competing interests, ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality with discretion, familiarity with processes associated with accreditation by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC), experience with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements, and the ability to gain clearance through the Department of Justice for work with select agents.

All interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University website:  https://jobs.tamu.edu.

For more information, questions or comments, please contact:

Vice President for Research
Division of Research

312 Jack K. Williams Building

College Station, TX 77843-1112

CMPExecutiveDirector@tamu.edu

Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian @ Pfizer, Inc. 7-16-18

REQ# 1617443

To support Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine and surgery throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Oversee aspects of veterinary care delegated to veterinary staff through the consultation on minor treatments and interventions.

This role requires refinement of veterinary clinical skills in laboratory animal medicine and the Comparative Medicine discipline with the opportunity to influence a culture for flawless animal care and welfare. There is opportunity to work with WCM colleagues globally. Development of an in-depth understanding of one or more aspects of laboratory animal medicine, e.g. rodent health surveillance, genetically modified animals or primatology, encouraged. Experience with project teams and working across lines and disciplines can be gained.

Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer's portfolio. Complete duties delegated by the Attending Veterinarian (AV) for all facilities.
  • Veterinary direction is provided to veterinary technician staff assigned to the animal facilities.
  • Support continued compliance by fulfilling the AV responsibilities specified in the applicable local regulations, codes and guidelines.
  • Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review. Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  • Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training documents to assure the quality of site operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects. Provide input to CM research projects in support of Pfizer's portfolio.
  • Train colleagues in CM and other Research and Development lines in techniques and principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
  • Support the AV to maintain compliance and to provide advice on regulatory animal health matters, for example import/export of animals and by-products.
  • Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections and on occasion assist with the evaluation of third party facility inspections and audits by acting as a CM expert.
  • Consult on animal model development to assist researchers as necessary. Aid in the evaluation of new equipment to facilitate the execution of technical projects.
  • Actively participate on or lead CM teams.

Qualifications

DVM, VMD; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required

Residency in laboratory animal medicine required

Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) preferred

  • Laboratory animal medicine experience with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments.
  • Must possess clear understanding of regulations guidance (e.g. USDA, GLP) and AAALAC accreditation standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Will be working with a variety of animal species including nonhuman primates
  • Will be required to serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer 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.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.   Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE APPLY AT: https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/Principal-Scientist--Clinical-Veterinarian_1617443-1

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ University of Louisville 7-9-18

The University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking a highly motivated veterinarian to support its growing animal research program.

Shared program responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 1) assisting in the management of UofL animal facilities including clinical care and health monitoring associated with rodent quarantine, transgenic animals, and medical/educational research, in addition to some large animal clinical care, 2) contributing to program planning, design, renovation/construction, and operation of  rodent animal facilities, 3) completing special administrative projects as assigned by the Assistant Director or the Assistant Vice President for Research Services, and  4) participation in a broad range of regulatory activities associated with animal care and use including those related to GLP studies, IACUC, AAALAC, OLAW, and the USDA.  For complete description, including major duties and credentials, please see “How to Apply” below.      

Qualifications include a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution and a license to practice in the U.S. ACLAM Board Certification or eligibility is preferred and a background in the management of large rodent populations and gnotobiotics is highly desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status.  If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employ.edu or 502: 852-6258.

How to Apply

jobs@louisville.edu, Job ID number -  35295

To apply for this position, follow the “On-Line App. Form” link below and then click on the “Apply Now”. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button.  Detailed instructions are available at Louisville.edu/jobs in the “My Career Tools” section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00 PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department. 

Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.


Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - FACPERS@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-5301

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Postdoctoral Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine @ The University of Illinois at Chicago 6-12-18

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Biologic Resources Laboratory, has one postdoctoral position available for an academically oriented veterinarian interested in acquiring training in laboratory animal medicine.  Requirements:  DVM or equivalent degree, licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States, and graduate of a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA.  The postdoctoral training program requires three years to complete and includes clinical and managerial experience in a large, full-service academic animal care program; training in laboratory science and medicine; participating in formal course work and special training in research methodology; and teaching technical and graduate level courses.  The program is designed to provide trainees with the didactic and experiential training necessary to prepare for a career in laboratory animal medicine and to obtain ACLAM certification.  Appointment is for one year and is renewable for the second and third years with a stipend of $47,800 and includes weekend, holiday and irregular duty hours.  One applicant will be accepted to start on January 1, 2019. 

Interested candidates must submit via e-mail: 1) letter of intent that describes your interest in laboratory animal medicine, previous experiences related to this field, and careers goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) veterinary college transcripts, and 4) three letters of reference to Dr. Lisa Halliday at lhall@uic.eduThe application deadline is August 1, 2018.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an AA/EOE. 

Director, Division of Animal Resource Facilities (DARF) @ Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 6-7-18

The Division of Animal Resource Facilities (DARF) of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine seeks to fill the position of Director of DARF.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the University Vice President for Research, the Director provides oversight and university-wide management of Animal Resource Facilities (ARF), the division that provides services for the university wide vertebrate animal research program. The Director assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies concerning the use of animals in research. The Director works in partnership with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Office of Research Integrity. The Director is responsible for directing a division that administers a high-quality program of service to faculty researchers. This individual develops, implements, and maintains animal care standards and policies to maximize university research. Major duties include:

  • Responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of the DARF.
  • Provides leadership and direction in policy development and implementation for the division.
  • Using a thorough knowledge of animal medicine and applicable policies, laws, and regulations, the ARF Director has the authority and accountability to make decisions regarding animal care as well as the personnel and resources that he/she oversees.
  • The Director is expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the goal of excellence in animal care and use in scientific research and education.
  • Ensures appropriate animal care standards in accordance with federal guidelines, requirements of AAALAC International, and University policies, and is a member of the IACUC.
  • Provides advice to the Vice President for Research on issues concerning the use of animals in research.
  • Ensures financial integrity in costing of all services, including per diems, in consultation with the Office of Research.
  • Provides executive leadership in implementing the mission of animal research services, including animal care, regulatory compliance, research support, teamwork and assuring the safety and well-being of personnel and animals.
  • Participates in veterinary support and assistance to investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues. Understands and adheres to MU’s Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and university regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Responsible for administering the annual operating budget and ensures appropriate expenditure of all funds allocated for department administration.
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary for the proper management and delivery of lab animal services to the University.

Qualifications

Education/Experience: The successful candidate must have a Veterinary medical degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school, or have passed the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification. USDA accreditation is desired. Five to ten (5-10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university or institution is required, and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program.

Licensure: A current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and eligible for licensure in the State of West Virginia.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of and experience with federal regulations and their implementation in the care and use of animals used in biomedical research.
  • Excellent management, leadership, and human relations skills and an ability to interact with investigators as well as with facility management and husbandry staff.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, budget preparation and management, personnel management, demonstrated ability to recruit, hire and train new staff and an ability to motivate and retain professional staff.
  • Skills, knowledge and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical and anesthesia techniques, and diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment.
  • An appreciation for and knowledge of the use of internet, web-based and database information systems related to the administration and management of animal research facilities.  

Candidates  can apply online by clicking here

Director, Animal Lab Facility @ Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 5-30-18

As one of the first cancer hospitals in the country, Fox Chase Cancer Center has been a national leader in cancer treatment, research, and prevention for more than 100 years.  Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is committed to providing the best treatment options for our patients, and delivering that care with compassion.

At Fox Chase, we consider defeating cancer to be our calling. Our unique culture allows employees to work collaboratively with a single, shared focus, regardless of which department they’re in. 

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Director of the Laboratory Animal Facility (LAF) to provide overall operational and scientific direction for this major shared research resource. The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian, and is responsible for laboratory animal care and use. The Director consults with Cancer Center members and provides advice on animal care and use matters. The Director is responsible for oversight and supervision LAF personnel. The Director works with the Facility Advisory Committee to ensure that the LAF has the necessary resources to continue to provide services that support the research of Cancer Center members that require the use of animals in their research.

Education:
Doctorate Degree : Veterinary Medicine (Required)

Experience:

7 years experience working as a doctor in veterinary medicine caring for small animals (mice, rats, rabbits, etc.) (Required)

License/Certifications:

VET-LIC - PA Veterinary License (Required)

It’s essential for us to recruit not only the best talent in hospital care, but hire well-qualified prospective employees who are committed to serving our patients with the passion and excellence for which Fox Chase is known. Apply today to be part of the future of prevailing over cancer.

Apply:

https://tuhs.taleo.net/careersection/tuhs_ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=181525&tz=GMT-04%3A00

  

Clinical Veterinarian @ Alpha Genesis, Inc. 5-30-18

Position Description:
A Clinical Veterinarian is needed for our facility located in Yemassee, South Carolina. Major responsibilities include the provision of hands-on clinical care for a large colony of old and new world primates and participation as needed in medical research that may include neurological, obstetric, or ophthalmic surgical procedures. The Clinical Veterinarian will perform veterinary exams, surgical diagnostic tests, and maintain the health of the colony. The Clinical Veterinarian will work alongside other staff veterinarians, veterinary and animal care technicians and will provide oversight and leadership for veterinary and research personnel. Good written and oral communication skills are needed as the Clinical Veterinarian may be called on to participate in client services and communications, review and draft standard veterinary operating procedures and to review grant and contract applications.

Qualifications/Experience:
* DVM/VMD degree from accredited institution required
* Eligibility and ability to obtain South Carolina state Veterinary License
* Laboratory primate experience desired but not required
* Good oral and written communication skills
* Computer skills (Access, Word, Excel)
* New graduate of DVM welcomed

Salary/funding:
Salary will be dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Relocation assistance.

Term of Appointment:
Full Time

Application Deadline:
Until filled

Comments:
Recent graduates of veterinary medicine are encouraged to apply.

Location Information:
95 Castle Hall Road
Yemassee, SC 29945
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