Interested in posting a position? Click here

Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health 5-18-2020

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Division of Intramural Research

Animal Program Director

The Animal Health Care Section (AHCS) of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is recruiting for the position of Animal Program Director. The AHCS is responsible for all aspects of the care and use of laboratory animals in the intramural research programs of the NINDS, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), as well as animals from 6 other NIH Institutes housed in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center. AHCS operates two animal facilities on the NIH Bethesda campus, and is currently staffed by six veterinarians and ten veterinary technicians. NIH and NINDS animal programs are AAALAC-accredited.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen with 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 Council on Education (AVMA or have completed the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program), and possess 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). The successful applicant will have demonstrated training and experience in the practice of laboratory animal medicine. Applicants must have a proven record of management of an animal research program and demonstrated experience with regulatory aspects of laboratory animal welfare.

Duties include responsibility for all aspects of the animal care and use program, including: serving as the Attending Veterinarian; provision of clinical care to rodent and nonhuman primate models used in neurologic, auditory, behavioral, and pain research; oversight of animal facility staffing and operations; training of vivarium staff and investigative personnel; review of proposed animal studies; participation in the planning and implementation of an extensive animal health surveillance program; contribution to the ongoing evaluation and refinement of the NINDS/NIDCD/NCCIH animal care and use program; oversight and tracking of resource utilization; and advising NINDS senior leadership on areas of concern. The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be a team player.

The ideal candidate will have board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (or equivalent: ECLAM, JCLAM); laboratory animal experience involving a variety of species; experience and expertise with nonhuman primates, both old world and new world species;  and supervisory experience, development and performance management of other veterinary staff .. 

For a veterinarian with a commitment to the highest standards of animal care and use, this position is at the GS-15 level with a full package of federal benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.).

Applications will be accepted through USA Jobs for a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701-15 from June 7, 2020 to June 16, 2020, under announcement NIH-NINDS-DH-20-10741920.

DHHS and NIH/NINDS are Equal Opportunity Employers.

All employees are subject to a background investigation.

    

Surgical Lead, In Vivo Research @ Amgen 5/6/20

(position located in Thousand Oaks, CA)

The Safety Pharmacology and Animal Research Center (SPARC) at Amgen is currently seeking a scientifically minded team player to join the SPARC Surgical Staff (SST) team.  This dynamic team manages all aspects of in vivo health care for multiple species and provides a high level of scientific and technical aspects of surgery including operative support to multiple therapeutic areas for in vivo studies.  This role will collaborate closely with members of the SPARC and Discovery Research teams to support a wide range of animal research and models through:

Establishing routine surgical procedures and learning new techniques to support animal model needs.

Demonstrating subject matter expertise and proficiency in veterinary research surgery, anesthesia/analgesia techniques in non-rodent (large animal) and rodent species with documented success in recovery procedures and post-operative care.

Recognizing technical issues and developing corrective and preventive actions.

Providing expertise in research bio-methodology techniques (compound dosing and sample collection), veterinary physiological monitoring and emergency medical triage.

Communicating, collaborating and consulting with veterinarians, peers and scientific investigators on the selection, design, optimization and production of in vivo models.

Administering veterinary health care and postoperative monitoring under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian.

Providing oversight of surgery facilities including inspection preparedness.

Providing leadership in the design, preparation and execution of research studies.

Presenting study results and communicating appropriate scientific information to colleagues and peers.

Reviewing and authoring technical documents for in vivo procedures and administering in vivo training.

Mentoring team members.

Performing clinical duties under the direction of veterinarians including occasional weekend calls.

Enhancing scientific/technical knowledge through lab-based practicums and reviews of advanced scientific literature.

Participating in IACUC activities including veterinary review of protocols and as an alternate for IACUC veterinarians.

Conducting on-site audits as needed for Amgen external business partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or BS with 10 or more years direct experience performing animal surgery.

Five or more years experience in animal model development and surgery (regulated species) in a drug development setting.

Certified by AALAS/CALAS at the LATG/RLAT level.

RVT and/or certified by the Academy of Surgical Research (SRS, SRT, SRA).

Extensive knowledge and use in multiple database applications such as Study Log, Prism and Microsoft.

Exemplary managerial, communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills.

Experience in a matrixed environment requiring partnership and collaboration with a broad audience of

contributors in which communication and management skills achieve results.

Highly self-motivated, driven to excel, ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities and projects.

Exhibits adaptability/flexibility to effectively work in an environment with changing priorities and urgency for project completions.

Qualified candidates please email resume tosmaguire@amgen.com and/or directly applyhttp://adtrk.tw/tp/rj6-KOO6-y-K

 

Veterinary Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine and Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 5/5/20

Job Summary: Clinical responsibilities will focus on working in providing clinical service for investigators using animals in facilities managed by the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Main Responsibilities: Serve as a primary clinical veterinarian for laboratory animals at MUSC including providing postoperative care within the Surgical Research Laboratories managed by DLAR. Rotate being on call for after hour service at night, on week-ends and on holidays with the other veterinarians in Comparative Medicine.

Requirements:

  • V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Will be expected to become licensed in the State of SC, board certified in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Develop collaborative and/or independent research funding.
  • Ability to manage a team of Veterinary Technician staff.
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Provide weekend and holiday veterinary on-call coverage on a rotational basis with other members of the veterinary staff.
  • Knowledge of care for germ-free, transgenic mice, etc. is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, AAALAC standards, 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, complete background check, and Medical University Employee Health Clearance for hire.

Our Culture: The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

Job no: 518397

To apply, please visit http://careers.pageuppeople.com/756/cw/en-us/job/518397/univ-veterinary-assistant-professor-dlar

Clinical Veterinarian @ Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Job #: H081

Job Title: Clinical Veterinarian- Animal Resources Department

Laboratory/Department: Animal Resources Department

The ARD 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:
Position is responsible for provision of quality clinical veterinary care for all animals maintained at The Salk Institute. Responsible for preventative medicine, quarantine, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment and control of disease, anesthesia and analgesia, surgery and post-surgical care, euthanasia and clinical services directly related to research protocols. Position serves as a critical liaison between research investigators and the Animal Resources Department (ARD). Oversees Veterinary Services team and may provide leadership across ARD as needed in support or behalf of Sr. Director.

Education:

Required:
     • Must hold a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in California.
Preferred:
     • ACLAM or ACVP board certification or board eligibility.

Experience:

Required:
     • Completion of a training program in laboratory animal medicine or a minimum of three to five years professional experience in laboratory animal medicine with a specialty training in rodents and non-   human primates.
     • Prior supervisory experience.

Special Requirements:
  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines.

  • Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
  • Ability to participate in management on-call schedule.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:
     o TB Testing/Clearance (every six months / twice a year)
     o Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
     o Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
     o Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)
     o Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
     o Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
     o Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)
     o Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards

Physical Requirements:

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

Senior Research Veterinarian @ Virginia Tech 4-30-20

The Animal Resources and Care Division (ARCD) of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRIR) at Virginia Tech has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Senior Research Veterinarian level.  As a member of the ARCD leadership team you will:

  • provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species;
  • assist ARCD supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • provide oversight and guidance for the humane care and use of animals in non-ARCD managed programs including the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Agriculture Research and Extension Centers, and investigator managed areas; and
  • oversee and direct a defined component of the veterinary care program.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards;
  • providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia;
  • training ARCD and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
  • effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with ARCD leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EHS personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care and use program;
  • active participation on the IACUC; and
  • participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

  • veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification;
  • completion of an ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) approved laboratory animal training program with relevant experience OR progressive experience without a training program;
  • veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably VA;
  • ACLAM Diplomate or board eligible status;
  • experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that includes rodents, zebrafish, companion animals, and agricultural species; and
  • experience with supervising, developing, and managing the performance of animal care personnel.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please visit the Virginia Tech career page.  The review of applications will begin June 8, 2020 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons must apply through Virginia Tech’s career website, www.jobs.vt.edu, reference # 513270. 

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.


 

Director, Lab Animal Services@ Augusta University 4/27/2020

The Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Services will report to the Office of the Associate VP for Basic Science Research and provide for the collaboration and integration of laboratory animal resources and support research effort through direction over the Animal Care and Use Program. The Director will serve as the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and as such, will assume the Leadership role for implementation of the animal care and use program and will have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve pain or distress, including euthanasia. The Director is expected to work collaboratively with the Institutional Official, the IACUC, Research staff and internal and external regulatory agencies. The Director is responsible to recognize and maintain adequate resources to manage the overall program of veterinary care and will supervise the Clinical Veterinary staff to provide clinical care, health surveillance and program oversight.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsible for oversight of preventative medicine programs and psychological welfare and enrichment program for multiple species. Provide oversight of additional aspects of the veterinary care program, such as health surveillance, medical treatment, anesthetic and analgesic protocols and guidelines, handling, and immobilization, and oversight of other related aspects such as housing and husbandry. Provide guidance and oversight to surgery programs and perioperative care. Ensure the clinical veterinary staff remain knowledgeable about the latest practices and procedures to ensure that high quality care is provided to animals. Ensure that timely provision of veterinary medical care, and emergency veterinary care is available at all times, including after work hours, on weekends, and on holidays.

Provide direct supervision to the Assistant Director of LAS, Clinical Veterinarian, LAS Training Coordinator, Post Approval Monitor, Business Manager, and the Administrative Associate assigned to the Director.

Work in cooperation with leadership to develop and operationalize both short and long term strategic growth plans and evaluate feasibility and financial impact of projects. Responsible for continuous quality monitoring to ensure best practice models are implemented and program excellence is obtained. Investigate external revenue sources, grant availability and institutional support to provide additional departmental funding. Use international standards (programmatic, engineering, and facility) such as the AAALAC program description outline to identify strengths and weaknesses of the current program and provide guidance on what to target for improvement.

Initiate and implement programmatic improvements and procedures to support quality standards of operation within the current academic culture. Develop a diplomatic and effective working relationship with animal care, management, research staff, faculty and students at AU.

Assist in facility design using current available technology to improve animal micro and macro environments as well as staff occupational health in existing facilities within appropriate fiscal parameters as provided by the Provost's office. Provide recommendations and support for facility design for the humane use of animals in the planning of renovations to or new construction of facilities for animal care and use in research.

Provide support to the IACUC in the conduct of the oversight of the use of animals in research. Reviews the use of animals in submitted applications to the IACUC to assure humane animal use following current international standards. Responsible to understand and inform the IACUC committee on current standards of humane animal care and use and relevant regulatory requirements. Serves as the Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC Committee.

Ensure a strategic plan of standard operating procedures to provide quality and efficient material management with animal caging processing at its center, husbandry programs, animal behavior and environmental enrichment, veterinary medicine programs of prevention, health surveillance, control and treatment, post IACUC approval monitoring of animal studies, experimental technical support, occupational health and safety, and quality assurance to provide a central resource that provides support for the humane use of animals in research.

Facilitate program regulatory requirements to ensure training is provided to husbandry, technical, and research staff on humane methods of animal care and use and relevant policies and procedures.

Coordinate with the Business Manager to assess feasibility, financial impact, and project timeliness. Assist with special projects as needed. Reconcile and approve P-Card purchases and allocations for three P-Card users in absence of Business Manager.

How to Apply:

Applicants should upload a letter of interest and comprehensive curriculum vitae as one PDF document.  Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.  Forward nominations and questions to executivesearch@augusta.edu.

 All candidates must successfully pass a Background Check review.  For some positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) by submitting original transcript(s).  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

 

CLINICAL LABORATORY ANIMAL VETERINARIAN @ BIOQUAL 4/8/2020

BIOQUAL, Inc. is fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) and has a long history of providing state-of-the-art facilities and trained, experienced research scientists, veterinarians and animal care personnel for clients involved in infectious disease investigations, cancer research, and a wide variety of other in vivo and in vitro studies including those requiring Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) documentation and conditions.

OBJECTIVE:

The Veterinarian examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases of laboratory animals to ensure the health of the animals used in scientific research and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment. They participate in research projects, oversee activities concerned with the feeding, care, and maintenance of animal quarters, and ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act. The job responsibilities are as follows:

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Veterinary Degree from an AVMA-accredited institution or equivalent
Valid and current Veterinary License in one state (preferably Maryland) and USDA accreditation
Completion of recognized Laboratory Animal Residency or equivalent
2 years of experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage daily animal health assessment program
Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, providing clinical care and preventative medical support
Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise, and advice to facilitate protocol development
Proficiency in all animal procedures to be performed, including emergency procedures
Train employees in advanced skills, techniques and procedures as well as annual training such as Blood Borne Pathogen and Select Agent Training, and ensure the training is properly documented
Provide animal health care guidance to Project Managers and Animal Technicians
Write, review, and be able to perform and train others on company SOPs
Use and maintain responsibility of controlled substances and appropriate records
Perform other duties as assigned

BIOQUAL offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Individuals interested in this position should submit resume to 9600 Medical Center Drive, #101, Rockville, Maryland 20850 or hrdept@bioqual.com.

BIOQUAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his/her age, race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran or other protected status.

Clinical Veterinarian @ Wayne State University 3-26-2020

Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting up to two clinical veterinarians as part of is expanding program in its Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.  This is a tremendous opportunity to be part of the continued growth of the research and development programs at the university.   The successful applicant will serve as a key leader for our programs in this division at Wayne State University, which has been AAALAC-accredited since 1977.

Candidates must have a DVM degree. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD and Board Certification through the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine are desirable. Large animal surgical experience and experience in the management and operation of laboratory animal research programs and research project development at a major research university, medical center, institution or company is preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume at jobs.wayne.edu (posting 045076). The university has a deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional opportunities for students and faculty in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Founded in 1868, WSU is a nationally recognized public, urban research university, which enrolls nearly 28,000 students.  Research, technology development and knowledge application are at the core of our mission with over $310M of sponsored research funding awarded to the university in 2019.  WSU is recognized with the highest Carnegie Foundation classifications for both research intensiveness and community engagement.  The university is home to a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and to the NIH Perinatology Research Branch.  The university recently established the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) with thematic foci in multiple areas including Environmental Health Sciences, Health Disparities and Behavioral Health, Bio and Systems Engineering, Metabolic Disorders and Cardiovascular Health and Translational Neurosciences.  Each theme includes basic discovery-driven research as well as translational, community and implementation sciences.

The Cultural Center and Historic District in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood envelop Wayne State University’s campus, which encompasses approximately 200 acres and is an integral component of the rapidly expanding development activities and remarkable revitalization of the city. With immediate proximity to Canada and its location in the middle of the Great Lakes region along with professional sports, opera and symphony, Detroit and the metropolitan area (~5 million population) provide a rich culture with exceptional recreational and entertainment activities.

Assistant Vice President and Attending Veterinarian @ Wayne State University 3-26-2020

Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting the next director of its Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.  This is a key leadership position, reporting directly to the Vice President of Research, and is a tremendous opportunity to be part of a major growth and expansion plan for the university.   The successful applicant will serve as the institutional attending veterinarian with oversight and direction of all animal facilities at Wayne State University, which have been AAALAC-accredited since 1977.

Candidates must have a DVM degree and Board Certification through the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable.  Large animal surgical experience and experience in animal research and in the management and operation of laboratory animal research programs at a major research institution is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume at jobs.wayne.edu (posting 044075).  The university has a deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional opportunities for students and faculty in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Founded in 1868, WSU is a nationally recognized public, urban research university, which enrolls nearly 28,000 students.  Research, technology development and knowledge application are at the core of our mission with over $310M of sponsored research funding awarded to the university in 2019.  WSU is recognized with the highest Carnegie Foundation classifications for both research intensiveness and community engagement.  The university is home to a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and to the NIH Perinatology Research Branch.  The university recently established the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) with thematic foci in multiple areas including Environmental Health Sciences, Health Disparities and Behavioral Health, Bio and Systems Engineering, Metabolic Disorders and Cardiovascular Health and Translational Neurosciences.  Each theme includes basic discovery-driven research as well as translational, community and implementation sciences. 

The Cultural Center and Historic District in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood envelop Wayne State University’s campus, which encompasses approximately 200 acres and is an integral component of the rapidly expanding development activities and remarkable revitalization of the city. With immediate proximity to Canada and its location in the middle of the Great Lakes region along with professional sports, opera and symphony, Detroit and the metropolitan area (~5 million population) provide a rich culture with exceptional recreational and entertainment activities.

Associate Director, Clinical Veterinarian @ Kansas State University 3-24-2020

Kansas State University’s Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) is seeking an Associate Director, Clinical Veterinarian. 

About this Role:

The Associate Director, Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary clinical care and research support for animal research/teaching activities in KSU animal research facilities as assigned.  Assists the CMG Director in working with the University Research Compliance Officer (URCO) on research compliance matters dealing with the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

Why Join Us:

The Comparative Medicine Group's (CMG) mission is to provide animal husbandry and veterinary services for animals used in KSU’s research, teaching, and testing programs in accordance with (IAW) applicable laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, and university policy governing the care and use of laboratory animals at academic/research institutions. 

To learn more about K-State’s benefits visit: www.k-state.edu/HCS/Benefits

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • DVM from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with animals in ABSL-2 and ABSL-3Ag biocontainment facilities using applicable biosafety practices/procedures
  • Knowledge of AAALAC accreditation requirements
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Windows-based computer software (e.g.¸ MS Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

 

 

To learn more about this position or apply visit: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/508980/

 

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Operations Manager @ Emory University 3-12-2020

The Emory University School of Medicine has a current opening for an Operations Manager over Facilities and Equipment.  The Operations Manager (Facilities & Equipment) manages 9 sites which encompass a physical plant of 158,252 gross square feet.

The Operations Manager (Facilities and Equipment) and the counterpart Operations Manager (Staffing and Husbandry) work closely, side-by-side, as a team and are coached, mentored and directed together by the Director of the Division of Animal Resources.

Ideally, candidates for this position should be certified as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Lab Animal Technologist (LATG) with the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), and will be expected to have completed (or will be required to complete) the two-week AALAS Institute for Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM). Candidates should also have specific expertise with animal facilities, equipment and caging, watering systems, mechanical systems, and automation.

Responsibilities of the Operations Manager (Facilities & Equipment) include:

  • General facility and fleet maintenance
  • Warehouse operations
  • Ordering & maintaining all fixed and moveable equipment, ordering & maintaining appropriate inventories of animal care supplies and diets
  • Communications with laboratories and investigators
  • Ensuring a safe workplace
  • Key leadership for disaster/emergency planning & operations, managing the caging and equipment inventory
  • Direction of a team of maintenance mechanics
  • Involvement in construction and renovation projects
  • Response to environmental and security alarms
  • Participating in the sustainability program
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance

This position is responsible for re-engineers (designs and manufactures) equipment to meet the needs of our research environment and specific animal needs, as well as providing coverage for the Operations Manager (Staffing & Husbandry) during periods of leave will also be required for this role. 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelors degree in science, an engineering discipline, business administration or related field.
  • Seven years of operations experience within a research animal facility, three of which must be in a supervisory capacity.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

 The requisition for the Operations Manager (Facilities and Equipment) is now open and applicants are invited to apply at the following URL: https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/50464/operations-manager%2c-animal-care/job.

To confirm interest and with any questions contact Deborah Mook, DVM, DACLAM, Division of Animal Resources, 615 Michael St, Suite G02, Atlanta GA 30322; dmook@emory.edu.

Clinical Veterinarian @ Emory University 3-11-2020

The Emory University School of Medicine has a July 1, 2020 opening for a veterinarian to join a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program.  Responsibilities involve the comprehensive practice of laboratory animal medicine, anesthesia and surgery support services for surgical models and clinical care of large animals, rodents, and non-traditional species. The position will include research support, IACUC participation, and didactic and clinical training of laboratory animal veterinary residents.            

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a strong knowledge and/or interest in laboratory animal medicine and management and must be qualified by licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Specialty training in laboratory animal medicine and eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board exam are required.  Salary and any academic appointment will be commensurate with training and experience.

The requisition for the Assistant Staff Vet Scientist is now open and applicants are invited to apply at the following URL no later than March 27, 2020.

Please visit here to see the posting on the website.

To confirm interest and with any questions contact Vanessa Lee, DVM, DACLAM, Division of Animal Resources, 615 Michael Street, Suite G02, Atlanta, GA 30322; vlester@emory.edu.


Staff Veterinarian @ IIT Research Institute 3-3-2020

IIT Research Institute (IITRI) is a Chicago-based research and development organization focused on biomedical research: www.iitri.org

IITRI is seeking an experienced Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to support our research programs in preclinical toxicology, cancer drug development, infectious disease, and biodefense.

The successful candidate will assume overall responsibility for our laboratory animal medicine program, including vivarium operations, provision of veterinary medical care, and management of animal care staff. The Veterinarian will ensure compliance with USDA and NIH animal welfare regulations, and will lead efforts to maintain AAALAC accreditation. Depending on interest, the Veterinarian may also serve as a Study Director on preclinical toxicology studies.

Candidates must hold a D.V.M. degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine and an active veterinary license (preferably from the State of Illinois). Completion of a residency in laboratory animal medicine and board certification (Diplomate, ACLAM) are strongly preferred. Surgical skills are also highly desirable, and experience in clinical and anatomic pathology is a plus.

IITRI offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at www.iitri.org and include salary requirements.

For consideration please send your resume and address the following questions to ppaas@iitri.org :

      *Have you completed a Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine?
      *How many years of Laboratory Animal Veterinary experience do you have?
      *Have you managed a team? How large and what were their roles?
      *How many years of Animal Surgery experience do you have?
      *How many years of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology experience do you have?
      *Are you able to work in Chicago, IL? (this where the position resides)

IITRI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Senior Clinical Veterinarian or Clinical Veterinarian 2-18-2020

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Animal Resources Program (UAB-ARP) is seeking a full-time senior or clinical laboratory animal veterinarian.

Principal responsibilities include health surveillance, surgical and clinical care to a variety of research animals, participate in teaching and training, as well as active involvement in the IACUC. Additional duties include development of standard operating procedures, supervision of veterinary staff, providing emergency veterinary care and assisting in ensuring facility and program compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards. Opportunity for collaborative research is available

Qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or equivalent. A license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ACLAM board certification or board eligibility will be considered. Laboratory animal residents finishing their ACLAM-approved residency program are encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is competitive with the national average. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Samuel C. Cartner, D.V.M., M.P.H. Ph.D. Animal Resources Program, and Research Support Building Rm 220L, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-2800 or fax (205) 975-3281. Please direct any questions to telephone 205-934-8213 or email scartner@uab.edu.

Click the link to access the job posting.

https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobsearch.ftl

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work-life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities

Postdoctoral Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine 2-11-2020

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Biologic Resources Laboratory, has two postdoctoral positions available for academically oriented veterinarians 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 three-year postdoctoral training program 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.  A two-year track is an option for select candidates that meet eligibility requirements.  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 $48,500 and includes weekend, holiday and irregular duty hours.  One applicant will be accepted to start on July 1, 2020 and a second to start on January 1, 2021.  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.edu.  The application deadline is February 28, 2020.

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

 

Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 2-5-2020

Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine Opportunity:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications and nominations for a collaborative leader to serve as the next Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Attending Veterinarian.  This is a full-time faculty appointment in the College of Medicine at a rank commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate for the position. The successful candidate will be responsible for division leadership and administration, clinical assessments, facility operations, ongoing training and forecasting growth of the research enterprise. The successful candidate must work closely with all research stakeholders including principal investigators, research associates, and the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

About the Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine: 

The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) is administratively centralized having a staff of approximately 21 members. There are three main housing areas on campus comprising approximately 30,000 sq. ft. DLAM works with the Office of Research Compliance and the IACUC office to manage the Animal Care and Use Program for UAMS. Additionally, DLAM provides veterinary oversight to ACRI (Arkansas Children’s Research Institute), and compliance responsibilities are closely connected between UAMS and ACRI in that they share the same IACUC.  ACRI has excellent large animal capabilities and surgery space along with approximately 40,000 sq. feet of additional space for animal housing and research. UAMS has approximately 200 animal use protocols held by about 100 investigators.

UAMS has been continuously AAALAC accredited since 1973 and was recently granted full and continued accreditation following their May 2019 tri-annual site visit. UAMS has an assurance statement with OLAW and is registered with the USDA.  UAMS has a strong animal care and use program with shared responsibilities between the compliance office, the IACUC, DLAM and the research community.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Provide executive leadership in mapping a strategic plan to accomplish the research support mission of DLAM
  • Provide oversight for the welfare, and preventive and clinical care, of all research animals
  • Provide consultation/training for faculty, graduate students, and research staff on veterinary care and regulatory/compliance issues
  • Provide veterinary support to campus researchers in protocol development and planning
  • Provide technical support to the research community
  • Lead, manage and train husbandry staff 
  • Manage the operation of the animal facilities. This includes maintenance of equipment, installation of new equipment, coordination of construction projects and developing grant proposals for forecasted projects.
  • Provide guidance to campus leadership in planning for space issues associated with the projected growth and expansion of the research endeavor. 
  • Provide leadership during the transition to electronic billing and IACUC protocols
  • Ensure financial integrity in the costing of all services, per diems and other fee-for service items
  • Work with the Compliance office on all issues associated with animal research including federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and guidelines.
  •  Ensure that all standards are being met to maintain an AAALAC-accredited program
  •  Advise the Institutional Official  and or Vice Chancellor for Research on all matters related to animal-based research
  • Foster constructive relationship around research with administrators, faculty, staff, students and other constituencies

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

  • DVM degree from an AVMA accredited college or ECFVG licensure; ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) Diplomat
  • License to practice in at least one state (gaining an Arkansas license as required)
  • USDA accredited or the ability to obtain it within 6 months
  • 5 years of progressive laboratory animal experience involving a variety of species
  • 3 years of supervisory experience, development and performance management of other veterinary staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Good organizational skills having the ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics

  • Balanced commitment to educational, clinical and research missions
  • Commitment to employee, environmental and patient safety and quality initiatives
  • Strong commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation and learning
  • Experience in operational and financial management and leadership in a hospital, academic health center, or group practice environment
  • Experience writing and managing grants

Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a cover letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Julian Tunno, Manager of Executive and Faculty Recruitment at jtunno@uams.edu  Contact Julian Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590.

Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence