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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ University of Louisville 7-9-2018

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 5-30-2018

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
USA

Telephone Number:
843-589-5190

Fax Number:
843-589-5290

Website:
http://www.alphagenesisinc.com

Send Your Resume/CV to Following E-mail Address:
hr@alphagenesisinc.com                                                      

Training Coordinator (Animal Care) @ FDA/HHS - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Veterinary Services, Jefferson, Arkansas 5-14-2018

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:     FLS Exempt

SALARY:                                          45-54k

HOURS:                                            Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements

JOB SUMMARY

The Training Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of training programs for the animal care personnel at the National Center for Toxicological Research Center (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Must maintain, update and create training materials. Works with supervisors and managers to ensure the animal care personnel receives required/needed training.  

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:                 

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. A.S/B.S. degree in biology, animal science, or similar discipline preferred.
  • AALAS Certification at the LATG Level (or achieving this certification within 1 year of employment).
  • Minimum of two (2) years relevant hands-on animal experience in a work or classroom setting.
  • Teaching and/or training experience needed.
  • Husbandry, technical, and proper clinical skills and techniques for laboratory animal species including nonhuman primates and rodents;
  • Excellent written and verbal commutations skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative and flexible team environment.
  • Perform duties with a high degree of motivation, independence, and enthusiasm
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Program development, including but not limited to: editing, brainstorming, problem-solving, writing, and giving/accepting feedback
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Husbandry, Handling, restraint and other relevant clinical skills and techniques (e.g., injections, gavage, blood collection, surgical skills) with various laboratory animal species
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative and flexible team environment
  • Perform duties with a high degree of motivation, independence, and enthusiasm

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective training program that provides animal care staff with the knowledge and resources necessary to consistently perform responsibilities and expectations outlined in job descriptions without supervision. Training will include hands on classes and online e-learning modules, for animal care staff on proper animal husbandry, behavior, handling techniques, restraint, injections, and blood draws for a variety of species. Maintain components and documentation of the training program as required by federal law, IACUC and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations. Identify and develop opportunities and mechanisms to prepare animal care personnel for AALAS certification examinations at the ALAT, LAT, and LATG levels.
  • Develop resource materials for a range of species and topics, including but not limited to mice, rats, non-human primates, aquatics, anesthesia, analgesia, asepsis, suturing and surgical techniques, in support of training classes or online modules.
  • Schedule and conduct training activities in the appropriate format, setting and frequency based on the purpose of the training and the targeted audience.
  • Observe animal care personnel performing procedures in the animal facility to assess the level of skill and proficiency, effectiveness of training, identify and correct gaps in training, and identify new training opportunities. Ensure that animal care and support staff assigned to each position are trained and proficient in such a way that the work is accomplished in accordance with SOPs and facilities policies. Follow-up with unfulfilled training requirements and deficiencies. Provide necessary retraining and cross training where and when needed. Prepare reports of findings to management with recommendations on retraining and improvement
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures to document and track company provided training activities for animal care personnel in a secure but easily retrievable location and format.
  • Work with the Behaviorist and Clinical Veterinarian to develop, train, and implement a positive reinforcement training program for nonhuman primates.

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. 

Candidates should submit their resumes to:

Address:  The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes

Email:  staffing@bionetics.com

Fax:  757-952-3700

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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

 

Behaviorist-Nonhuman Primates @ FDA/HHS - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Veterinary Services, Jefferson, Arkansas 5-14-2018

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:     FLS Exempt

HOURS:                                            Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements

SALARY:                                          36K-45K                                                          

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bionetics Corporation is seeking a Nonhuman Primate Behaviorist to join our life science team at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. This position participates in an integrated program of animal care and environmental enrichment, animal care, and veterinary staff members. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to the implementation and refinement of the Environmental Enhancement Plan for nonhuman primates and other species, such as recommending and distributing environmental enrichment to promote psychological well-being, and assisting with social housing, animal training, and evaluating individual behavioral intervention plans.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:          

  1. Minimum of B.S. degree in ethology, biological psychology, biological anthropology, zoology, behavioral biology, or related field.
  2. Prior experience in a similar position is desired.
  3. Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a wide variety of personnel.
  4. Must be committed to service as a member of an animal care team that integrates behavioral well-being with effective biomedical science.
  5. Experience with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable.
  6. Must possess knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  7. Proficient with MS office software (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.)
  8. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  9. Must be a legal resident of the United States.                  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Observe and document behavior in the nonhuman primate colony. 
  • Trains the nonhuman primate staff on normal and abnormal behaviors in Rhesus and Squirrel monkeys.
  • Organizes and performs technical duties, such as the preparation, maintenance and distribution of enrichment materials, devices and equipment. 
  • Assists in conducting behavioral research that evaluates environmental enrichment. 
  • Record results of studies, compiles and analyzes data. Assist in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Work with the Clinical Veterinarian to develop and maintain compatible socially housed nonhuman primates within the project requirements.
  • Ensure NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling – Occasionally; Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing – Often.

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. 

The Bionetics Corporation is a government services contractor providing exceptional customer service to federal, state, local and commercial markets.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. This position is dependent upon contract award.

Candidates should submit their resumes to:

Address: The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA  23693, Attention:  Susan Hayes

Email:  staffing@bionetics.com

Fax:  757-952-3700

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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

Attending Veterinarian @ University of Kentucky 4-23-18

The University of Kentucky is seeking dynamic candidates for our Attending Veterinarian position. UK has a diverse and decentralized animal care and use program serving educators and researchers in the College of Agriculture, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the five colleges of the UK Medical Center. The Attending Veterinarian (AV) reports directly to the Vice President for Research and serves as the lead veterinarian for all animals used in research, teaching, and testing at the University of Kentucky. The AV works with the DLAR, Office of Research Integrity, and other administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that all animals receive adequate veterinary care and that other components of the animal care programs are appropriate and compliant. In addition, the AV serves as a permanent member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Qualified candidates will be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligible to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky within six months of hire. In addition, candidates must have Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or are eligible to obtain accreditation within six months of hire. The successful candidate should possess experience overseeing and managing research animal care program and preferably experience with agricultural and/or exotic animals.

For additional information about this exciting leadership position, please contact Mary Beth Bracken Marybeth.bracken@uky.edu 859-257-3348. The deadline to apply is May 21st, 2018.

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Veterinary Medical Officer, GS 14 @ NIOSH 4/17/18

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a position for a Veterinary Medical Officer to serve as the Animal Facilities Director and Attending Veterinarian for the NIOSH/Morgantown Animal Facilities.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree from a college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA, or equivalent foreign degree.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S.
  • Experience in management of a laboratory animal program, including experience serving on an IACUC and maintaining an accredited program of animal care and use, is desired.

PERTINENT PROGRAM INFORMATION:

The NIOSH Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) conducts focused, basic, applied, and preventive laboratory research for controlling and preventing workplace safety and health problems.  In HELD, experimental animals are used in programs studying the disease-associated or toxic effects of hazardous materials, developing biomarkers of disease, studying body response to worksite conditions, developing models of occupational disease, and studying mechanisms that integrate cells and organ systems.  The laboratories include one of the world’s leading facilities for exposure of laboratory rodents to hazardous materials by inhalation and other routes.  The animal care and use program is accredited by AAALAC International and uses rats and mice housed in a 10,000 sq ft barrier facility staffed by ten animal care and support technicians.

Brief Statement of Duties:

  1. Serve as the Animal Facilities Director and Veterinarian for the NIOSH/Morgantown Animal Facilities
  2. Manages the day-to-day operation of the NIOSH/Morgantown Animal Facilities.
  3. Keeps abreast of current rules and standards for the care and use of research animals and conveys this information to the animal husbandry and research personnel.
  4. Responsible for providing effective veterinary care and husbandry for the laboratory animals.
  5. Serves on the NIOSH/Morgantown Animal Care and Use Committee and the CDC Animal Research Advisory Committee.
  6. Collaborates with the research staff to design, develop, and conduct independent and innovative research programs, using animal exposure and disease models, which have significant impact on the safety and health of workers nationwide.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:

The NIOSH research campus is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, adjacent to the Health Sciences campus of West Virginia University.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For additional information contact:

Don Beezhold, PhD, Director

Health Effects Laboratory Division

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Morgantown, WV 26505

zec1@cdc.gov