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Senior Manager/Attending Veterinarian @ Zoetis – Lincoln, Nebraska 8-10-2020

Position Summary

The Senior Manager of Veterinary Services is responsible for providing veterinary care and oversight for laboratory animals (livestock and companion animals are included) at Zoetis.  He/She is responsible for ensuring the humane, legal, ethical, efficient, and scientific use of the animal and will serve as the Attending Veterinarian for the Lincoln Animal Care Program. 

Position Responsibilities

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

Resources Managed

Financial Accountability - Actively maintain a 3-5-year facility plan with capital expenditure forecasts.  Assist in providing budget estimates based on product manufacturing forecasts and maintaining adherence to active budgets

Supervision - Supervision of staff (n= 6-12) responsible for animal care, including a licensed veterinary technician

Education and Experience

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

Required and Preferred Competencies

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

Physical Requirements

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

To apply

Go to https://careers.zoetis.com/

Or directly to: https://zoetis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/zoetis/job/Lincoln/Manager--Veterinary-Services_JR00006188-1

Clinical Veterinarian, Assistant or Associate Director, Comparative Bioscience Center, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY 8-10-20

The Rockefeller University seeks an exceptional, interactive, creative and academically-orientated laboratory animal veterinarian in the position of Clinical Veterinarian / Assistant Director or Associate Director, Comparative Bioscience Center.

The Clinical Veterinarian / Assistant Director or Associate Director will augment strong partnerships with Rockefeller investigators and assist in implementing and managing programs to motivate, invest in, and optimize internal staff performance. Responsibilities include supporting investigator research programs using diverse laboratory animal species, oversight of rodent biosecurity programs, facilitating research programs utilizing a new imaging core, providing advice on animal models and research design, clinical care to research animal colonies, participating in IACUC activities, teaching postdoctoral fellows in laboratory animal medicine and scholarly collaborations.  This is an excellent opportunity for an academically-oriented individual to visibly contribute to the success of the research programs at the university.

The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree from an accredited veterinary college and, ideally, certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  He/she must be currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the US and be experienced in laboratory animal medicine. Demonstrated clinical proficiency in a large laboratory animal facility is highly desired. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Comparative Bioscience Center consists of a centralized animal facility and core laboratories delivering phenotype and anatomical pathology, diagnostic, transgenic, gene editing, behavior and imaging services supported by 120 professionals and specialists.  The Rockefeller University campus, located on 15 acres on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, sits as an international crossroads where scientists come to speak and share ideas. 

To apply, please include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least three references.  Visit the following URL, click on 'staff opportunities’ and enter keyword ‘IRC24960’: https://recruit.rockefeller.edu/.

Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. 

The Rockefeller University is an Affirmative Action/VEVRAA/Equal Opportunity Employer.

VETERINARIAN @ TULANE NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER 7-28-20

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.

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/77292

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Clinical Veterinarian @ Covance 7-27-20

Covance is currently seeking a Veterinarian IV to join their team based in Madison, WI. Reporting to the Director, Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services, the incumbent will provide veterinary health care for laboratory animals, give advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and provide training for technicians.  To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for AAALAC accreditation.

  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, at an independent, senior level.
  • Assist program director to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff
  • Assist with animal welfare-related regulatory/administrative duties [e.g., compliance with USDA, Home Office, (etc.) regulations and standards, AAALAC, client visits]
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Perform physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Perform ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals.
  • Provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.
  • Attend scientific meetings and provide leadership in scientific organizations, including attaining peer recognition through publications and/or presentations that contribute to the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Function as leader of a specialty area (e.g., anesthesia or ocular clinical leader).
  • Lead and complete team projects, as assigned.
  • Mentor junior veterinarians and/or technicians.

Education:

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent
  • Must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in Wisconsin within 6 months
  • Board certification or eligibility for board certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine highly preferred

Experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Clinical industry experience is highly preferred
  • Leadership experience leading managers and teams
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals

For immediate and confidential consideration, please send CVs to Sarah Eggert at sarah.eggert@covance.com.

Clinical Veterinarian, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 7-24-2020

Tulane University is seeking applications for a new clinical faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian within the Department of Comparative Medicine. Responsibilities of the position include general medical and surgical care of research animals, provision of research support, service on the IACUC, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, and animal care technicians. The successful candidate 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 eligibility is required. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to interact positively and collaboratively with others, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement.

Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/77125.

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Division of Animal Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 7-13-2020

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

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Located in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC is a premier research institution internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences.  VUMC’s animal care program supports approximately 420 Principal Investigators working on over 640 IACUC-approved protocols, is registered with the USDA, and has been an AAALAC International accredited facility since 1967.  The successful applicant will join a team of eight faculty veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians who oversee the health and welfare of over 20 species of animals with an average daily census of over 100,000.

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

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

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

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

Clinical Veterinarian @ Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences 7-7-20

Job Summary

The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) and affiliated facilities. This person will also provide professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at FAS for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects.

About the Office of Animal Resources (OAR): Harvard University is an academic institute with a robust and diverse research program that conducts clinical, population, translational, and basic biomedical research. The OAR provides state-of-the-art animal facilities and along with other core resources such as an in-house genome modification facility, several imaging facilities, and sequencing facilities creates a dynamic academic research environment that fosters the development of cutting edge research programs.

Link to online job application & details: https://bit.ly/2Z6fvec

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Responsibiliites include training research staff on various components of proper animal use, such as preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection. This position will further participate in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations on animal welfare and support current accreditation standards including. This will include serving as a voting member or alternate on the FAS IACUC.

This position will also advise OAR and investigative staff on preventive animal health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, and surveillance of rodent colonies for infectious agents. Performing routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout FAS and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and extramural satellite facilities where FAS/SEAS animals are maintained (Cambridge, Allston, Concord Field Station, etc.) is also expected.

Basic Qualifications

A veterinary degree from an accredited veterinary school (DVM/VMD), licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in MA

Additional Qualifications

Eligibility for USDA accreditation in MA, or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal certification exam.
The person in this position must also have strong interpersonal skills, and strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.
Candidates should demonstrate their ability to train, motivate, and supervise both laboratory animal technicians, as well as administrative staff.
Ideally, the candidate should be familiar with computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems.
Fiscal responsibilities will include maximizing department resources and developing appropriate control of departmental expenses.

Working Conditions

The position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products.

Additional Information

The incumbent will also provide weekend/holiday/after-hours coverage for veterinary emergencies, in concert with other professional staff in OAR.
This is a two-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
We regret that Harvard University does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be part of our community.

Job Function

Research

Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
392190 Researchr,Phys/Med/Basc Sci Sr

Department

Office of Animal Resources

Time Status
Full-time

Salary Grade
090

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Identity, License/Cert.

Schedule
Monday - Friday; 6:30 am - 3:00 pm, as well as on-call or on-site weekends and holidays.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Senior Clinical Veterinarian or Clinical Veterinarian @ University of Alabama 6-18-20

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/jobdetail.ftl?job=T176515&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

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

Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Services @ Augusta University 6-16-20

The Division of Laboratory Animal Services (DLAS) at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, is seeking an experienced, compassionate and collaborative leader for the position of Director of Laboratory Animal Services to manage a multi-site complex for animal care and use.

Home to four campuses in Augusta and various satellite locations, Augusta University, one of 26 institutions within the University System of Georgia, is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience. The Division of Laboratory Animal Services (DLAS) is the centralized service organization responsible for the procurement, conditioning, routine care and veterinary oversight of animals used in research and teaching. DLAS also maintains a diagnostic laboratory equipped to perform hematology, bacteriology and parasitology testing in support of research and teaching programs. DLAS professional veterinary staff includes an assistant director and a clinical veterinarian who is also a specialist in laboratory animal medicine; and trained Veterinary Technicians who, under the direction of the veterinarians and other scientists, are available to carry out animal treatments, technical procedures and assist in surgery.

The Director will ensure 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 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 (IO), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), research staff and internal and external regulatory agencies. The Director is responsible for recognizing and maintaining 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 DLAS Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Basic Science Research at AU. Since the Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian, there is also a dotted line reporting relationship between the Attending Veterinarian and the IO. This matrix reporting structure is in place to insure that animal program needs can be clearly communicated to the IO in accordance with AAALAC accreditation guidelines.

While all applications will be reviewed, the ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a veterinary license in the USA
  • Be eligible and willing to obtain a Georgia State Veterinary License
  • Have had five or more years' experience (fiscal and administrative) managing a complex animal care and use program
  • Have strong and demonstrable interpersonal skills

Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a record of accomplishment in residency or equivalent experience in clinical laboratory animal medicine, experience in medicine and research use of experimental animals, surgery and management of rodents and other species of lab animals.

With an emphasis on customer service and a providing high quality animal care and research support in a timely manner while being courteous, professional and responsive to researcher customers, the Director must be highly collaborative and prioritize the welfare of animals and the staff that care for them, while also having the skills and experience to raise external sources of funding in a time of state budget constraints. Vast experience training staff on best practices and analytics and root cause analysis are all high priorities. Facility operation and facility maintenance oversight experience is critical. The Director will be disciplined about implementing critical protocol to maintain compliance during a time of animal research growth and findings. This is an opportunity for an innovative and organized leader to collaborate with an impressive research staff that have the capacity and influence to develop critical medical findings for the future of medicine. Additional information about the position, including a leadership profile, can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

DLAS maintains a centralized animal care program with administrative management of six on-campus and one off-campus animal facilities. The animal facility and use program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), a Registered Research Facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA No. 57-R-0002) and has an Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Assurance number.

Application materials should be submitted to the candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to WittKieffer consultants Mercedes Chacon Vance and Kim Brettschneider at AugustaDirLAS@wittkieffer.com. All nominations and applications shall be confidential.

Augusta University and AU Health System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. We seek and encourage applicants from underrepresented categories.

Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.


CLINICAL VETERINARIAN, CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE MEDICINE 6/11/2020

Position Summary:

City of Hope (COH) invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian in the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) within the Beckman Research Institute (BRI).  Under the direction of the CCM Director and Associate Director, this position will assist in maintaining the CCM Animal Care Program (ACP); provide veterinary medical services, clinical supervision, and consultation and training to research investigators, technicians, husbandry staff, and students.  Candidates must have a DVM/VMD degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution, current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California, and be board certified or board eligible in laboratory animal medicine. 

Commitment to academic productivity and scholarly achievement through significant contributions and participation in the educational, research, and service programs of the CCM is essential.  Knowledge and expertise in diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to laboratory animals and regulatory guidelines as they apply to use of animals in biomedical research are strongly preferred.  Advanced training and evidence of productivity in collaborative research are highly desirable.

Professional rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of reference.

Follow Link to apply: https://aa067.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=10006525&lang=en

Veterinarian II, Covance, Somerset, NJ 6-2-20

Job Overview
We have a great opportunity for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our team in Somerset, NJ.  This role provides laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support.

This role:
- Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, with minimal supervision/mentoring.
- Assist supervisor to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
- Assist in training of staff including
- Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
- Performs physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
- Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
- Participates in client conference calls and visits.
- Manages projects and complex cases independently.
- Develops skills related to client-requested veterinary procedures (e.g., skin biopsies, bone marrow samples, CSF collection, anesthesia techniques).
- Mentors veterinary technical and animal operations staff.
- Learn to provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.

Education/Qualifications

- Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent.
- For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey within 6 months.

- Minimum 1 year of veterinary clinical experience preferred.
- Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.

How to apply

https://uscareers-covance.icims.com/jobs/40216/veterinarian-ii/job?mode=view&_ga=2.197425903.1176851898.1591022901-2053215214.1561576943

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.