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Veterinarian @ Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, LA 9-20-21

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) is seeking applications for the position of veterinarian within the Division of Veterinary Medicine to help meet the needs of its expanding program. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The TNPRC is one of seven National Primate Research Centers and is an AAALAC International accredited facility housing approximately 5,000 nonhuman primates (NHP). TNPRC’s research program is focused on infectious disease with a concentration on the study of AIDS. Other areas of research involve emerging infectious diseases, gene therapy, biodefense, enteric disease, NHP behavior, and NHP medicine and surgery.

Responsibilities include medical and surgical care of breeding colony and research animals, provision of research support, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, veterinary students, and technicians. The successful candidate will join a team of 6 ACLAM board certified veterinarians in the Division of Veterinary Medicine and will be provided opportunities to participate in the conduct of independent or collaborative research. 

The candidate must hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states. ACLAM board certification or eligibility is required. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, ability to interact positively with others with an orientation toward team science, intellectual curiosity, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement. 

Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/90817  

Facilities Manager, CCM @ MGH in Massachusetts 9-17-21

Description

The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) Facility Manager is primarily responsible for the operational management of a laboratory animal facility. The CCM supports the animal work conducted at the Mass General Research Institute’s biomedical research program.  Position responsibilities include the management and oversight of the husbandry/animal care conducted within the facility to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, AAALAC accreditation standards, and research support needs for the investigative research staff. 

This position requires personnel management responsibilities, collaboration with internal hospital departments, outside equipment vendors, and service contractors.  The Facility Manager is also required to understand and champion teamwork, staff empowerment, standardization and continuous improvement.  In addition, the Facility Manager collaborates with other managers and professional staff in the standardization and continuous improvement of cross-functional department initiatives. 

For more information on the Center for Comparative Medicine at the Mass General Research Institute, visit: https://www.massgeneral.org/research/for-researchers/research-management/ccm

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees the daily operation of the facility.  Ensures compliance of MGH and Governmental regulations, accreditation requirements, and CCM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Manages facility staff providing basic veterinary care and research support services.  Assures daily husbandry and welfare standards, facility maintenance, animal receipt, transfers, euthanasia, importation/exportation and safety requirements are adequately met.
  • Supervises facility staff including conducting regular performance evaluations, mentoring, training and career development. 
  • Performs all administrative duties associated with running a facility including tracking of operating revenues and expenses, capital equipment needs, projects, capacity, and other operational metrics.
  • Promotes a team culture and leads continuous improvement initiatives within the facility and throughout the department.  Manages team-based work assignments, facilitates workplace organization improvements, and structured team problem solving.
  • Champions a customer-centric environment throughout the facility. Addresses and resolves problems or questions from investigative staff concerning the facility or animal care in general.
  • Responsible for the orientation and training of new investigators and employees in specific practices related to the facility.
  • Ensures all required documentation is maintained.  This may include applicable SOPs, animal census, individual animal records, facility maintenance, sanitation, animal orders and receipt, inventory management, etc.
  • Serves as a member of CCM Leadership Team in assessing the overall animal care and use program.
  • May be required to work weekends and holidays.
  • Complies with CCM and MGH policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college preferred.  Related/ equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LAT level required.
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience working in a laboratory animal facility in a leadership role.
  • In lieu of species-specific experience, the LATG certification will be required or ability to sit for the certification within 6 (six) months.

SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Proficient in verbal and written English and Mathematics pertinent to the duties of this position and situations encountered in the animal facility.  
  • Management skills commensurate with the requirements of the size of the assigned facility.
  • Ability to make appropriate, sustainable decisions regarding daily facility operations and to address unusual situations that arise within the animal research facilities.
  • Has a customer-focused attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Long periods of standing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to learn bar code application used for census and health checks, and other technologies as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions.  Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potential zoonotic diseases.  Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided when required, accompanied by appropriate training.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Directly supervises Research Animal Specialist staff and Team Leaders.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Budgetary responsibility, including planning yearly budget and monitoring actual performance against budget.
  • Expected to identify ways to perform required duties in the most economical way possible and make recommendations for cost and resource saving improvements

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine (Research Emphasis) @ Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD 9-14-21

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology invites applications for our 4-year postdoctoral fellowship with a research emphasis. This training opportunity is comparable to postdoctoral fellowships/PhD programs offered at veterinary schools and is distinguished by the broader research opportunities afforded by a large medical institution and the opportunity to pursue a PhD in a JHU graduate program. This is a 2-part program: three years of research training, funded by the National Institutes of Health, preceded by 1 year of clinical rotations funded by Research Animal Resources. The program prepares candidates for certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Program

During the first year, postdoctoral fellows gain comprehensive experience in clinical care and diagnostic procedures through rotations in large animal anesthesia and surgery, Old and New world non-human primate medicine and breeding colony management, rodent clinical care and herd health program management, and pathology. Didactic training includes weekly lectures to cover boards-relevant materials, journal club, pathology slide conference, a special topics seminar series and seminars on animal behavior. In years 2 to 4 trainees participate in full-time mentored basic or translational research in a discipline of their choice. Postdoctoral fellows may pursue a PhD concurrent with their research training, finishing their PhD after completing the lab animal fellowship.

Faculty

Our faculty includes 7 veterinarians with ACLAM and/or ACVP board certification plus additional PhD faculty.  Research interests include virology, parasitology, neuropathology, immunology, surgical devices, cardiovascular disease, proteomics, RNA biology, rodent phenotyping, animal behavior, welfare and laboratory animal diseases.  Postdoctoral fellows also may work with faculty from more than 30 academic departments forming Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

Qualifications

This position is targeted for a veterinarian who wishes to pursue a career in research as a laboratory animal veterinarian. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who has graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and has passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the United States.

Applications

Johns Hopkins participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) [www.virmp.org]. Applicants must submit their applications by Monday, December 13, 2021. Questions can be addressed to Emma Ey, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or Emailed to dvmtraining@jhmi.edu. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine  (Clinical Emphasis) @ Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD 9-14-21

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology invites applications for our three-year postdoctoral fellowship program in Laboratory Animal Medicine (clinical emphasis). This American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) recognized program provides outstanding clinical training in laboratory animal medicine plus didactic training and research activities needed to fulfill the requirements for certification by ACLAM.

Program

Competence in colony management, clinical care, surgery, pathology, diagnostic procedures and clinical and collaborative research in laboratory animals is achieved through mentored rotations. These include rotations in large animal anesthesia and surgery, Old and New world non-human primate medicine and breeding colony management, rodent clinical care and herd health program management, and pathology. Fellows also receive mentored research time to complete clinical projects. Our trainees have excellent diagnostic and surgical facilities at their disposal including a fully-equipped surgery suite, digital radiography and ultrasound, hematology and clinical chemistry analyzers plus access to state-of-the-art small and large animal imaging and behavioral cores. The veterinary team provides clinical and surgical services, animal handling and technique training, and protocol consultation to research investigators throughout the Johns Hopkins University. Didactic training includes weekly lectures to cover boards-relevant materials, journal club, pathology slide conference, a special topics seminar series and seminars on animal behavior. Postdoctoral fellows perform veterinary reviews of animal care and use protocols and attend monthly IACUC meetings.

Faculty

Our faculty includes 7 veterinarians with ACLAM and/or ACVP board certification plus additional PhD faculty.  Research interests include virology, parasitology, neuropathology, immunology, surgical devices, cardiovascular disease, proteomics, RNA biology, rodent phenotyping, animal behavior, welfare and laboratory animal diseases. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be a citizen or noncitizen resident of the United States, have graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the United States.

Applications

Johns Hopkins participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) [www.virmp.org]. Applicants must submit their applications by Monday, December 13, 2021. Questions can be addressed to Emma Ey, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or E-mailed to dvmtraining@jhmi.edu. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Postdoctoral Training in Laboratory Animal and Comparative Medicine @ the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI 9-8-21

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) at the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) is excited to announce an immediate opening to join our residency training program in laboratory animal medicine. The program emphasizes the clinical, pathological, managerial, and administrative aspects of laboratory animal medicine.  The program includes a strong component of research training in comparative medicine, the study of phenomena basic to the disease of all species.  The training program is recognized by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)and successful completion satisfies eligibility requirements for specialty board certification.

ULAM has been training leaders in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medical research since 1962, having trained a significant number of ACLAM Diplomates.

The UMMS, a large biomedical research institution, is ranked nationally in the top six medical schools for NIH extramural support.  It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally and scenically rich university community.  Animal facilities total more than 240,000 gross square feet in over 38 buildings and greater than 32 acres.  Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics.  All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of approximately 250,000 animals. 

Preferred candidates will be highly motivated and have strong academic records, demonstrated interest in laboratory animal and comparative medicine, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Candidates must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (or have completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements) and be eligible to obtain a veterinary license in Michigan.  Veterinarians in private practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals are invited to send a cover letter and CV to the Training Program Director, Dr. Gerry Hish; gerryh@med.umich.edu. More information regarding the program and this unique opportunity is available at http://animalcare.umich.edu/training/veterinary-education-programs/postdoctoral-clinical-training-program or, contact Dr. Hish via email or at (734) 764-6672.

The University of Michigan is an AA/EOE institution.

Lab Animal Research Veterinarian @ Inotiv, Inc in Fort Collins, CO 9-2-21

Inotiv, Inc. is a contract research organization that provides pre-clinical research services and monitoring instruments to emerging pharmaceutical companies and medical research organizations. Our focus is on developing innovative services supporting our clients’ discovery and development objectives for improved decision-making and accelerated goal attainment (www.inotivco.com).

Inotiv has an impeccable team of scientists across 6 sites in the United States dedicated to helping our clients gain the insights and answers needed with a range of toxicology services, analysis, bioanalysis, DMPK and medical device research.

Our team in Fort Collins, Colorado is seeking a full-time Veterinarian boarded in Lab Animal Medicine to maintain the health, welfare and regulatory responsibilities of the animals housed within our facility. This position requires a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a minimum of 1-3 years relevant experience in a contract research environment. DACLAM preferred.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. General Duties:
  • Perform periodic review of all applicable SOPs to ensure accuracy and confirm procedures are being performed according to SOPs. Participate in SOP writing, reviews, and revisions, as needed
  • Complete training requirements as assigned and maintain appropriate training documentation
  • Maintain compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with GLPs, USDA, AAALAC, OLAW and other applicable regulations
  1. Perform clinical evaluations and attend to all animals as requested for health issues and determine appropriate veterinary treatment coordination, diagnostic procedures, and documentation as appropriate.
  2. Monitor and address animal health and welfare of study and colony animals
    • Perform incoming health checks on animals when received and add to individual health records
    • Perform pre-screening activities for study animals including physical and ocular examinations
    • Perform or review monthly body weight collection and body condition scoring, and monitor animal status
    • Perform or review semi-annual physical exams and blood work, as well as vaccinations, according to the USDA Program of Veterinary Care
  3. Monitor working inventory of veterinary supplies needed to maintain the health and welfare of animals
  4. Work with Study Directors to ensure study protocols and conduct meet all animal welfare requirements
  5. Review and edit study and ACUC protocols for animal welfare compliance
  6. Develop and review procedures and technologies as required
  7. Participate in study conduct ensuring protocol and SOP compliance
  8. Perform surgical procedures on animals as directed in respective protocols or as appropriate for injured animals
  9. Develop new surgical techniques and models as needed
  10. Perform other duties as assigned

At Inotiv our team members come together in support of an organization focused on delivering the experience, knowledge, and responsiveness demanded from an industry striving to bring new cures to market more safely and faster than ever before. Come join our team!  

Salary range begins at $125,000 annually but will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, 401K participation with company match, etc. 

Inotiv is an equal opportunity employer and an E-Verify employer.

To apply, please contact Kelly Bestich at kbestich@inotivco.com.

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ NINDS, Division of Intramural Research in Bethesda, MA 9-1-21

The Animal Health Care Section (AHCS) of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is recruiting for the position of Laboratory Animal Veterinarian. 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 seven other NIH institutes housed in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center. AHCS operates two animal facilities on the NIH Bethesda campus and is staffed by six veterinarians (three American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine [ACLAM] diplomates) and ten veterinary technicians. NIH and NINDS animal programs are AAALAC-accredited.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen with a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited school or college of veterinary medicine and must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the U.S.A. The successful applicant will preferably have training and experience in the practice of laboratory animal medicine. ACLAM board certification or eligibility is highly desired. Duties include: provision of clinical care to rodent and (New World) nonhuman primate models used in neurologic, auditory, behavioral and pain research; 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; and contribution to the ongoing evaluation and refinement of the NINDS/NIDCD/NCCIH animal care and use program. The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as be an integral team player.

For a veterinarian with a commitment to the highest standards of animal care and use, this position offers a salary commensurate with the incumbent’s experience, qualifications, and a full package of federal benefits (including vacation, retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.).

Application review will begin September 1, 2021 and proceed until a successful candidate is recruited. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae including three references with contact information, and a letter summarizing their qualifications and career goals to Dr. Crystal Thomas (crystal.thomas@nih.gov).

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. All employees are subject to a background investigation.

Director of Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources/Attending Veterinarian @ Insourcing Solutions University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD 8-27-21

Charles River is seeking a Director of Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources & Attending Veterinarian for our Insourcing Solutions University of Maryland site located in Baltimore, MD.

The Director of Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources/Attending Veterinarian will oversee animal health and welfare (veterinary services, husbandry service and related compliance) for Charles River at University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) schools and affiliates.  More specifically, duties will include working collaboratively with the IACUC on regulatory adherence.  Providing oversight of operations, with support for business operations as indicated.  Ensuring that appropriate quality standards are maintained in clinical care, facilities, housing, personnel, and equipment in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies.  Playing an active role in the development and oversight of animal user training and outreach programs for the UMB campus Serving on relevant University and School committees. 

They will work closely with the SOM Associate Dean to ensure that research collaborations are well-supported by the Comparative Medicine faculty and staff, including those which require the Gnotobiotic facility.  Assisting or directing faculty and staff to assist Pls in including appropriate animal support on grant applications.  Ensuring that appropriate, high quality, veterinary support is organized and understood for all research projects, including projects requiring GLP standards.  Serving as a partner in and facilitator of the research enterprise across UMB.

The ideal candidate must have at least five years of managerial experience in a leadership role in an academia  environment with budgetary responsibilities and a history of major administrative contributions to their organization. A collaborative leadership perspective and experience promoting the highest quality and safety in veterinary programs are essential. Candidates must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree, be eligible for licensure in the State of Maryland to serve as Attending Veterinarian, USDA accreditation, and board certification or eligibility for certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine. 

For resume submissions, please apply online at criver.com. For inquiries, please contact Alicia Miller, Associate Director Human Resources, at alicia.miller@crl.com.

Veterinarian 3 (Senior Veterinarian) @ CNPRC at UC Davis in Davis, CA 8-27-21

Department Description

The California National Primate Research Center, CNPRC at UC Davis, is an Organized Research Unit that conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health problems where non- human primates is the animal research model of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to both UC Davis and NIH missions of teaching and service.

The Professional Veterinary staff in the Department of Primate Medicine is responsible to provide veterinary medical care management for in-patient and outpatient areas supporting colony health of 5,000+ non-human primates housed indoors and in outdoor enclosures. Primate Medicine is committed to fostering an environment that promotes quality clinical and medical health care through teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration by building professional relationships with clinicians, Principal Investigators, trainees and students and staff. This is a shared responsibility where all Staff Veterinarians are mission critical in supporting colony health management and provide high quality research clinical support services to Principal Investigators in primatology and laboratory clinical medicine. Primate Medicine's primary goals are to accomplish the CNPRC's mission:

  • Provide quality clinical health and medical care of colony nonhuman primates.
  • Pursue cutting edge and innovation in clinical primatology research and laboratory animal science and medicine.
  • Provide quality service in clinical and research support to Principal Investigators and their research programs.
  • Teach and provide dyadic training in clinical primatology and medicine (and surgery) to veterinary students, residents, externs (visiting veterinarians and faculty), and Animal Health Technicians.

Job Summary

Reporting to Senior Manager of Primate Veterinary Services and under general direction, provide all aspects of veterinary health care and preventive medicine care management, which includes performing routine animal care rounds of emergency and critical animal care cases. Duties include, Perform clinical and surgical procedures on nonhuman primates supporting multidisciplinary and translational research projects in Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, and Reproductive Science and Regenerative Medicine. Provide clinical, preventative, and routine health surveillance, emergency medicine, intensive care, surgery, radiology, ultrasound, pharmacology, anesthesia, endoscopy, nursery and geriatric care to nonhuman primates.

Provide veterinary clinical primatology research support services to Principal Investigators in scientific research through collaboration and specialty medicine, which includes, collaborating with research investigators in all aspects of clinical research design, clinical consultation, and implementation in the use of nonhuman primates, and perform clinical primatology medicine supporting Principal Investigators' research programs. Research may include, but is not limited to, the study of spontaneous and induced animal diseases, improved diagnosis, and the treatment of disease of non-human primates in order to promote the translational benefits of human health and animal welfare.

Oversee and coordinate workflow of assigned Animal Health Technicians (AHTs) including addressing their questions, providing any needed clinical support or technical training of care procedures, protocols, and making sure all of work is completed in accordance with CNPRC Animal Healthcare standards. Evaluate chronic metabolic cases such as diabetics, water restricted animals, kidney transplants, etc. as necessary. Perform all clinical procedures including skin grafts, radiographs, examinations, etc. File and document laboratory results and assist in the documentation and maintenance of medical problem lists, long-term outpatient records, and review hospital and outpatient records and radiology reports. Prepare shift and case management summaries of both planned and unanticipated activities that occur during weekend shifts. Supporting the UC Davis Veterinary Training program, provide education and training to veterinary students, residents, rotating Lab Animal Medicine residents, visiting veterinarians, and clinical veterinary technicians in all aspects of primatology clinical laboratory medicine. Provide onsite shift hours and on-call coverage.

POSITION INFORMATION

Salary Range

$85,500.00 - $202,600.00

No. of Positions

3

Appointment Type

Career

Percentage of Time

Fulltime, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday- Friday

Location

UC Davis

Union Representation

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Apply by Date

09/16/2021

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals.
  • Walk, crouch, kneel, bend and lift heavy items or animals weighing up to 50 pounds. Stand for long periods of time on hard surfaces (clinic, operating rooms, etc.).
  • Lift, move, and bend to restrain and treat laboratory animals.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Sr. Staff Veterinarians provide health care services to nonhuman primates housed in 407,148 square feet in BSL 1 -3 animal spaces that include indoor housing, outdoor field corrals, outdoor corn crib housing, inhalation therapy, and animal testing space.
  • Measles vaccination or proof of illness required. TB test or chest x-ray, measles vaccination or proof of illness is required prior to employment and annually thereafter.
  • This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
  • Must be willing to perform assigned duties in a BioSafety Level (BSL) 2 or 3 facility where non-humans primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus.
  • Work on call, on a rotating basis incumbent is expected to carry pager and provide 24 hour/after hours veterinary coverage for on call emergencies.
  • California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
  • UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school of veterinary medicine. Licensed DVM in the state of California (or able to attain a CA license within 6 months from date of hire).
  • Experience in medical primatology as it applies to the diagnosis, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of nonhuman primates.
  • Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory housed non-human primates, including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.
  • Experience in primate clinical service support to Principal Investigators including participation in experimental research designs and clinical animal protocol development and consultation, and laboratory animal medicine directed activities.
  • Professional knowledge of humane care and housing of nonhuman primates with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and USDA regulatory standards for nonhuman primates.
  • Experience addressing sensitive issues associated with the use of laboratory animals such as non-human primates in biomedical and translational research.

Preferred:

  • Board-certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Successful completion of a residency program in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Surgery with a focus on nonhuman primates.
  • Applied experience of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of nonhuman primates (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).
  • Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of the nonhuman primates.
  • Skill to teach in a classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis. -Skill to conduct presentations at national and international specialty meetings.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

EEO/AA Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Salary Range

$85,500.00 - $202,600.00

No. of Positions

3

Appointment Type

Career

Percentage of Time

Fulltime, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday- Friday

Location

UC Davis

Union Representation

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Apply by Date

09/16/2021

To apply, visithttps://apptrkr.com/2444306

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Animal Care Specialist – L @ Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY 8-24-21

Department: Dean of the Faculty Office

Duration of Position: Full year / Full time

Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday; 8:30am - 5:00pm

Employee Type: Staff

Posting Date: 08/18/2021

Union Representation: CWA

Posting Number: AS124P

Pay Rate: $16.00/hour

About Vassar College

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Note: Vassar College has a universal vaccination policy requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees except for those exempt for medical or religious reasons. 

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Perform animal husbandry duties for rats, mice, other rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and other organisms, complying with all procedures and internal guidelines.
  • Perform daily animal health observations and communicate health issues to appropriate personnel.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines, perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
  • Maintain exacting hygienic standards and practice clean room technique as instructed.
  • Provide work direction to student employees and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must be willing to work some holidays and one weekend day/week, as well as occasional overtime hours.

This entry level position is ideal for those interested in careers in laboratory animal research or veterinary medicine. The position involves professional development opportunities in mastering the care and husbandry of a variety of animal species. Regular work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, but could potentially be modified.

Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Animal Husbandry, Biology or related field required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant previous experience in an animal care facility, a veterinary facility, a clinical setting or a research setting required.
  • Proficiency with basic technical procedures, knowledge of clean room techniques or willingness and ability to learn them quickly required.
  • Good working knowledge of word processing software and email.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills, focus and attention to detail and ability to follow exacting written and verbal instructions.
  • Requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Requires the ability to undertake physical work, repetitive motion and to regularly move, position, place, push and pull up to and including 50 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 

All applicants must apply online at: https://apptrkr.com/2444477.

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Veterinarian @ Universite de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada 8-17-21

Posting  period: August 16 to September 12, 2021, 5 PM

TYPE OF JOB: Professional LOCATION: Main campus STATUS: Temporary ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT :

Research, Innovation and Creation Support Services

SCHEDULE: Full time 

The veterinarian position will allow you to contribute to the advancement of research by supporting professors, staff, and students. It represents a great opportunity to join a dynamic team in an environment that values work-life balance.

The veterinarian is responsible for the animal welfare program for animal facilities in the institution. In particular, he or she shall monitor the state of health of animals used for research and teaching and prescribe or administer the necessary treatments; he or she exercises an advisory role to Faculty managers, researchers and teaching staff; he or she ensures that internal procedures comply with the standards applicable to animal research activities.

General responsibilities

  1. Monitors health status of animals used for research and teaching; diagnoses pathologies and prescribes and implement the required treatments;
  2. Collaborates in updating standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the care of animals and produces the necessary new SOPs, which are submitted to the Institutional Committee for the Protection of Animal (ICPA) for approval; Ensures that internal procedures comply with applicable standards (e.g., Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), Occupational Health and Safety, );
  3. Exercises an advisory role to Faculty management, the UdeS and Affiliated Hospitals animal facilities, researchers and teaching staff in its sector of activity and monitors the risks to the general health and safety of all users;
  4. Acts as an ex-officio member for the Institutional Committee for the Protection of Animals (ICPA), and the Faculty Committees for the Protection of Animals (FCPA Faculty of Science and FCPA Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences).

Specific responsibilities

  1. Carry out daily visits of the animal facilities and ensure the health of animals intended for experimentation and teaching; Plans, administers and supervises preventive and curative care of animals; Initiates, implements and directs health, quarantine and prevention programs (e.g. introduction of animals carrying potential pathogens); Controls the supply of animals and puts in place appropriate preventive measures (diagnosis and treatment); Performs several analyses and interpretations of tests related to the health of animal colonies;
  2. In collaboration with the Animal Facility Management, develops all regulations and operating procedures to be followed by staff and facility users; Provides leadership in the development and review of programs for sanitary maintenance of premises, accommodation and enrichment of animals; Collaborates in the development and review of procedures for the use of common facilities (surgical block, laboratories); Advises managers regarding the implementation of electronic platforms necessary for facility operations; Ensures the respective interests of the Faculties and the University are met, without contravening the standards imposed by regulatory agencies;
  3. Actively participates in the work of the committees of which he or she is a member and carries out, within his or her field of competence, a review of all animal use protocols submitted to the faculty animal care committees, to ensure that they comply with the applicable standards;
  4. Advises researchers, teaching staff and students on the use of animals for research and teaching activities; Collaborates in the planning of projects (e.g. animal choice and health, use of specialized techniques, disease control, etc.);
  5. Acts as the person responsible for the operations and for the physical infrastructure of the animal facility at the Faculty of Science;
  6. Authorizes and supervises the procurement processes (e.g., purchases of animals, food, medicines); Coordinates the introduction and shipment of transgenic animal strains or KO, as well as the program to rederive strains when required to control infections or pathogens;
  7. Works closely with animal facility staff, answers their questions and provides them with training and technical guidance when required;
  8. In collaboration with the Health and Safety Section and Animal Facility management, oversees the application of standards and programs governing health, biosafety, radiation protection and the general safety of personnel and research teams;
  9. In collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, develops and updates theoretical and practical training programs for animal users.
  10. Monitors technological developments and regulations in the field of animal research and periodically participates in various seminars related to his or her profession.
  11. As required, can contribute to the post-approval monitoring of protocols, the development and updating of theoretical and practical training programs for animal users, as well as teaching activities (e.g. Animal Workshops of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences residents).
  12. At the request of management, takes charge of various projects and mandates.

Qualifications

  • Hold a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Requirements

  • Be a member of the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec or be eligible to become a member
  • Have at least 5 years of clinical Candidates with less experience will also be considered 
  • Have a good knowledge of French and English (applications from English speakers will be considered)
  • Have a keen interest in teamwork and know how to maintain good relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Have experience in an advisory role and demonstrate customer service skills.
  • Have the courage to act while being diplomatic in its interventions.

Assets

  • Have a working knowledge of the accreditation standards of the Canadian Council on Animal Care, Health Canada and the CNESST.
  • Fluency in spoken and written French is an All applications will still be considered, as long as the candidates agree to follow a free and personalized French learning program offered at the Université de Sherbrooke.
  • Experience in surgery will be considered an asset.

Work conditions

Salary range No. 1. professional staff

Regular full-time position, 35 hours per week. It would also be possible to agree on a part-time schedule depending on the availability of the chosen candidate.

Daytime schedule, Monday to Friday.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

The Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) values equity, diversity, equality and inclusion in employment within its community and invites all qualified individuals to apply, particularly women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities in compliance with the Quebec Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies. The screening and assessment tools can be adapted according to the needs of persons with disabilities who request them, and this, in complete confidentiality. The Université de Sherbrooke also encourages people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. Priority should be given to Canadians and permanent residents. Learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion at UdeS.

Application process

Check our website then submit your application online. For this opportunity, see offer 04896. Direct link:

https://www.usherbrooke.ca/emplois/offre/no/04896 

Deadline for submitting applications: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2021, 5 PM

We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Director of Veterinary Services @ Precigen in Coralville, IA 8-4-21                                            

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Precigen Exemplar is searching for a talented Director of Veterinary Services and Attending Veterinarian.  The successful candidate will serve a leadership role in all aspects of the business, with particular focus on providing outstanding animal care and welfare, directing preclinical research offerings, and delivering expert technical assistance to the company’s clients.

Precigen Exemplar enables discovery by providing the vehicle to break new ground on the biomedical research frontier. We develop specialized miniature swine models that are genetically engineered to exhibit a wide variety of human disease states and to provide a more accurate platform to test the efficacy of new medications and devices.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Veterinary Services/Attending Veterinarian will be a member of Precigen Exemplar’s executive leadership team and lead the company’s animal care program; oversee the veterinary care and husbandry for a variety of human disease porcine models at all Precigen Exemplar facilities; direct preclinical services utilizing the human disease porcine models and provide technical guidance to clients; and develop, update and implement processes, policies and standard operation procedures for animal facility functions and animal care as needed to ensure animal care meets or exceeds all federal animal welfare regulations and guidelines, Precigen Exemplar policies, and accreditation standards, and, ensure that Precigen Exemplar maintains compliance with the USDA, OLAW, and FDA as well as full accreditation with AAALAC. The Director of Veterinary Services/Attending Veterinarian will also serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) advising and reviewing proposed protocols and animal use.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Includes indirect supervision of animal care staff, but no direct reports at this time

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Doctorate degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college with clinical veterinary experience. 
  • Experience performing veterinary clinical duties in laboratory animal medicine specific to swine. 
  • Iowa and South Dakota State Veterinary Licenses, or ability to apply. 
  • Applied knowledge of veterinary medicine as it applies to the diagnosis and treatment of swine, including the ability to assess and document the varying phenotypes and morbidities of disease models.
  • Board-certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and successful completion of a residency program in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Surgery are desired, but not required.
  • Applied knowledge of institutional, local, state, national, and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of swine (USDA Animal Welfare Act, NRC Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, FASS Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, NIH/OLAW Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations pertaining to genetically engineered and research animals, and Iowa and South Dakota Public Health Law). 
  • Skills to read and interpret complex documents such as research protocols, regulations, policies. 
  • Interpersonal skills to interact professionally, positively, and collaboratively with others in a spirit of service while ensuring compliance requirements are met in a reasonable time frame. 
  • Communication, time management, and customer service skills to work both as part of a team and independently. 
  • Experience in humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines established by the USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC.
  • Experience addressing sensitive issues; experience in communications associated with the use of laboratory animals in biomedical and translational research.
  • Strong writing and experimental documentation skills.
  • Previous experience working with or serving on an IACUC is preferred, but not required.

 DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values.
  • Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness.
  • Ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Able to reach rational conclusions through complex processing of information.
  • Fosters innovation through creative solutions.
  • Successful at communicating in both oral and written forms.
  • Well organized and capable of clear communication through technology (i.e. Outlook, PowerPoint, and other programs used to create and distribute reports and key information).
  • Effective organization and implementation of group projects.
  • Up-to-date knowledge on industry current events.
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Energized by accomplishments and excellence in the workplace.
  • Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Individuals will be working in both an animal facility and office setting.
  • Physical requirements:  Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. Ability to don and wear personal protective gear, including respirators.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • The person filling this position will spend approximately 50% in an office setting and 50% in animal facilities.
  • Animal facilities are bio-secure and require shower-in.
  • There may be exposure to animal pathogens, chemicals, and viruses.
  • There may be handling of, and/or exposure to, animal tissue and zoonotic organisms.
  • Overnight travel between multiple animal facilities will be required (vehicle will be provided.)

To apply, please visit our career page at www.precigen.com/careers.

EOE MFDV

Clinical Veterinarians @ The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Surgery 7-20-21


Position Description

The University of Chicago's Department of Surgery is searching for full-time faculty members at any rank.  The appointees will share responsibilities including clinical care and oversight of multiple species, assisting in the Animal Resources Center (ARC) training program as well as the The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM ) recognized veterinary residency training program, contributing to the development of institutional animal care and use policies, participating in The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol review, and providing investigator consultation on research protocols.  Other duties will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students, and scholarly activity.

We especially welcome applicants with ACLAM board certification or those preparing for the ACLAM board certification examination.  Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.

The Animal Resources Center (ARC) at The University of Chicago oversees the care and use of all research animals on campus.  It is responsible for the clinical veterinary care of over a dozen different species housed in 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities.  The ARC with the Department of Surgery, is home to The University of Chicago Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program, a 3-year ACLAM recognized residency program intended for veterinarians who want to pursue a career in the laboratory animal medicine.  As part of the ARC training program, clinical veterinarians also train veterinary technicians, and students through a variety of externship experiences.  The ARC has a robust rodent research program which includes ASBL2 and ABSL3 containment facilities.  Our facilities are designed and constructed to exclude adventitious infectious agents from areas where defined health status animals are housed.  Highly trained staff support these facilities, including a Special Services Technician Program composed of a group of elite animal care technicians who offer technical research support to investigators outside of routine animal care. Investigator research comprises a diverse spectrum of biomedical research including immunology, oncology, infectious disease, behavior, and diabetes.  The ARC’s large animal program includes non-human primates, pigs, dogs, opossums, and a variety of other USDA covered species.  The large animal program has up to date imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, and ultrasound and strives to use the most recent advances in multimodal anesthesia and analgesia for diagnostic and research use.  Veterinarians are an integral part of the ongoing surgical research, which involves neurological implants and cardiovascular work.  The ARC also includes one of the leading germ-free and gnotobiotic programs in the country, the Gnotobiotic Research Animal Facility (GRAF).  The GRAF is a highly specialized unit that houses germ free (free of all non-self- organisms such as bacteria, virus, and parasites) mice and mice that have been selectively associated with specific organisms.  These animals are utilized in multidisciplinary animal models supporting research objectives not only within the Basic Sciences Division but also in support of collaborative studies across the other divisions of The University of Chicago.  The ARC supports this type of research with highly skilled, specially trained staff who provide all care and experimental procedures. The ARC team works closely with the IACUC on assuring animal welfare and application of the 3Rs.  Recent efforts have focused on elimination of sentinel animals through the use of the exhaust air dust health monitoring for rodents and introducing the use of tunnel handling for mice.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited institution, 2) hold or be eligible for veterinary licensure in the State of Illinois, and 3) hold ACLAM Board certification or have completed training in laboratory animal medicine or be preparing for the ACLAM board certification examination.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/90632. Applicants must upload: CV including bibliography and cover letter. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center and Attending Veterinarian @ IUSM, Indianapolis, Indiana 7-13-21

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is announcing the search for a Director and Attending Veterinarian.  The successful candidate will provide leadership in all aspects of the Center, including but not limited to outstanding animal care and welfare, strong research and teaching programs and optimal relationships among affiliated entities at Indiana University.

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) contributes to and enhances the services and collaborative efforts of medical research at IU School of Medicine. In addition to the provision of basic husbandry for a wide variety of laboratory animal species, the veterinary staff and other highly experienced laboratory animal professionals of the IU School of Medicine, LARC provides training, supplies, and specialized service support for medical research.  IUSM’s AAALAC-accredited animal facilities and animal care program is extensive, encompassing 8 buildings with species ranging from rodents and aquatics to swine. The average daily animal census of laboratory and agricultural animals maintained in IUSM facilities, totals more than 85,000.

Reporting directly to the Executive Associate Dean for Research, the Director for Laboratory Animal Resource Center and Attending Veterinarian will be a member of the EADR’s senior research leadership team and lead IUSM’s animal care program, oversee the veterinary care and husbandry for a variety of vertebrate animal species (including fish, rodents, dogs, cats, and swine) at all IUPUI-associated facilities, develop, update and implement processes, policies and standard operation procedures for animal facility functions and animal care as needed to ensure animal care meets or exceeds all federal animal welfare regulations and guidelines, IUSM policies, and accreditation standards, and, ensure that IUSM maintains full accreditation with AAALAC.

Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. Minimum qualifications include a DVM or VMD (or equivalent), ACLAM board certified, ability to obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, USDA APHIS category II accreditation, and FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment. This is a clinical track position, rank will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana.

To apply for this leadership opportunity, visit: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11133. Please include (1) a letter of interest including key leadership experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 professional references. The priority review deadline is August 22, 2021. A background check will be mandatory for the selected applicant. The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified, however for full consideration, please apply by August 22, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence.  We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community.  We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana

The IU School of Medicine provides concierge and dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family’s relocation needs.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu

Clinical Veterinarian Position @ IUSM, Indianapolis, Indiana 7-13-21

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a high-energy, motivated, and customer service oriented individual to join our team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director. Research programs at IUSM encompass a broad range of biomedical research activities, including cardiovascular disease models, alcoholism, hematopoietic cancer, behavioral research, and gene therapy. The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on swine, dogs, rabbits, rodents, frogs, and zebrafish. Our AAALAC International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including eight veterinarians.

Faculty appointment ranking will be as an Assistant Scientist. Scientist track faculty are responsible for the research mission of the IUSM. All job duties as outlined herein are required to support the research mission. This is a non-tenure research track faculty position.

Overall duties will include but are not limited to: provision of clinical care, colony health surveillance and diagnostic services, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation. Investigator assistance includes advisement on the conduct of technical services, breeding colony management, study design, and general administrative procedures.

 Veterinary Duties (~70%):

  • Provide preventative, clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities affiliated with IUSM.
  • Maintain animal care documents and other records in a manner ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Participate in animal health surveillance programs and assist with imports and exports.
  • Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing, care and treatment of animals.
  • Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare.
  • Participate in training programs for animal husbandry and research personnel.
  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian by establishing and implementing effective quality control systems for animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards; assist in SOP and policy development.
  • Provide clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students on the care of laboratory animals.
  • Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as in immune-compromised, gnotobiotic, agricultural, or ABSL-3 restricted areas, as needed.
  • Work closely with a facility supervisor partner as a team to solve complex challenges impacting the unit.
  • Perform direct and indirect supervision of staff (lateral leadership), including human-resource related responsibilities such as time-management, scheduling, goal-setting, mentoring, career development, and performance management.
  • Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Director or Director.

 Regulatory Duties (~30%):

  • Assist the IUSM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian in maintaining compliance with all applicable federal and state animal care and use regulations as well as IUSM university policies.
  • Assist in maintenance of AAALAC International accreditation. Support various IACUC activities including but not limited to veterinary review of protocols, facility inspections, lab inspections, program review, and post-approval monitoring.
  • Provide consultation and mentorship to investigators regarding anesthesia, analgesia, breeding, and other study-related needs related to protocol development.
  • Serve on other campus regulatory committees as assigned.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

 Basic Qualifications:       

  • Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree is required.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (in private practice, or in an institutional/academic setting).
  • The ideal candidate will have prior relevant laboratory animal veterinary experience. Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency is preferred. The selected applicant will be required to work towards achieving ACLAM board-certification.
  • Ability to obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, USDA APHIS category II accreditation, and FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment.

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10352

Please include (1) a short letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 professional references.

The position will remain open for application on the IU hiring website until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iu.edu.

Vet @ Envigo - Alice, TX 7-9-21

Envigo provides the broadest range of research models and related services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government, academia, and other life science organizations.  We pride ourselves on recruiting the best - professional, forward thinking, enthusiastic and highly motivated people who are passionate about what we do and believe in what we stand for…making a difference in people’s lives.   We are evolving to become the best company to work with and to work for. We are seeking a Veterinarian to join our dynamic team!  This position works as part of our Clinical Services team in Alice, TX.  This role will focus on providing veterinary health care for laboratory animals, advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and training for technicians.  This responsibility extends to promoting animal well-being at all times and during all phases of the animal's life as well as the compliance monitoring, quality management and safety of the animal models.  The person in this role will need to be an excellent communicator, proactive problem-solver and a have excellent follow-through.  We are seeking someone that shows attention to detail, has excellent time management skills, demonstrates an effective use of time and resources, has a teamwork mentality and positive attitude.  Apply at: https://careers.envigo.com/

Staff Veterinarian @ Northern Biomedical Research, Norton Shores, MI  7-7-2021

Northern Biomedical Research is a non-clinical research organization located in Northern Michigan. Our knowledgeable team is experienced in providing industry-leading research for targeted-delivery of drugs, biologics, gene/cell therapies, and medical devices.  Our study directors and veterinary team work together to maximize successful design and implementation of targeted-delivery surgical studies.

Job Description:

The Staff Veterinarian reports to the Attending Veterinarian and participates in promoting day-to-day well-being and provision of clinical care for all animals used in the conduct of research studies within the test facility in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act. This includes monitoring and promoting animal well-being during all phases of the animal's life and during use on research studies.  Additional responsibilities of the SV include: rendering general clinical care, providing perioperative care for surgical cases, attending weekly rounds with veterinary technicians to overview progress of surgical/clinical cases, providing surgery and anesthesia personnel with training as needed, performing routine pre-study and on-study animal physical examinations/assessments, interacting collaboratively with surgical teams and study directors regarding animal welfare and responsible conduct of research activities, anticipating potential for adverse clinical complications that may arise from study and/or surgical procedures, enforcement of study animal removal criteria, providing periodic feedback to the AV on success of overall test-site animal welfare, and maintaining all required medical and drug-use licenses.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • DVM degree from US veterinary medical college or equivalent degree with US equivalency examination
  • Ability to obtain State of Michigan Veterinary License/Controlled Substance License
  • Experience: 2 years industry or CRO lab animal clinical medicine experience preferred
  • Certification: DACLAM, DACVS, or DACVA preferred

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with managing laboratory animal patients undergoing targeted-delivery surgical interventions
  • Strong understanding of general anesthesia principles for laboratory animals
  • Experience with review and interpretation of magnetic resonance images of CNS structures
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office core applications good written and oral communication skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Individuals will be working in both a vivarium and office setting
  • Physical requirements:  Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. Ability to don and wear personal protective gear, including respirators.

Work Environment:  The person filling this position will spend approximately 30% in an office setting and 70% in the VIVARIUM. There may be exposure to animal pathogens and chemicals. There may be handling of, and/or exposure to animal tissue and zoonotic organisms.

Additional Notes:

  • Excellent understanding of study design and protocols.
  • Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations relating to care of laboratory animals.
  • Ability to work within teams.
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints. Ability to take call on some nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

If interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references to Dean Haan, Vice President, Human Resources at dean.haan@nbrlab.com

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ Mayo Clinic 7-2-2021

City: Jacksonville

State: Florida

Telecommute: No

Department: Comparative Medicine

Why Mayo Clinic: Mayo Clinic is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian for a Faculty Position in the Department of Comparative Medicine.

The Department of Comparative Medicine supports a wide variety of biomedical research programs including transgenic rodents and zebrafish. Animal programs and facilities are AAALAC accredited. This position is located in Jacksonville, FL.

Mayo Clinic is ranked as the best hospital in the nation for 2020-2021 by U.S. News and World Report. We are the largest integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center in the world with comprehensive programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. Mayo Clinic has a large number of world class faculty. Laboratories and shared resource facilities are state-of-the-art, including those for microscopy and imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal models, biomedical engineering and mathematics, materials testing, a Medical Genomics Facility, a Mouse Modeling Facility, Molecular and Microscopic Core Facilities, and unique Human Disease Tissue Banks. Mayo Clinic supports innovation and has a wealth of resources available – including an integrated EMR. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Position description:

Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine, Florida veterinary licensure, or the ability to obtain a Florida veterinary license, and be either eligible for or a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Duties will include providing clinical laboratory animal care for a variety of species, consulting with investigators from multiple disciplines, assuring regulatory compliance, and participating in the administration of the established programs. Responsibilities include participating in teaching graduate students, veterinary residents, and training animal support staff. In addition, collaborative and/or independent research opportunities exist.

Applications should include a CV (with bibliography), statement of professional interests and goals, and the names/contact information of 3 references.

Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:
Jodi Scholz, DVM DACLAM
Chair, Search Committee
Mayo Clinic
Email:Scholz.jodi@mayo.edu

Benefits eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Site description: Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities. The “River City by the Sea” has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities. Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!

Category: Clinical Labs and Research, Physicians & Scientists

Career profile: Research

Specialty: Research

Job posting number: 155064BR

Recruiter: Jennifer Schilbe

 Equal opportunity employer: As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.