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Clinical Veterinarian @ Orient BioResource Center 5/10/2019

Application Link: https://www.indeedjobs.com/obrc/_hl/en_US?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLnsfzg9-fxtS_0Foi_qfd-0

We are seeking a clinical veterinarian for our facility in Alice, Texas.

About OBRC:

Orient BioResource Center is part of the Orient Group, a Korean company founded in 1959. This global company has many years of experience supporting the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industry by supplying high quality Non-Human Primates, rodents, and canine models. They also have other business entities such as construction, laboratory equipment, plastics, automobile, electronics, and watches.

OBRC acquired an existing AAALAC Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Quarantine facility in Jim Wells County, TX in September 2017.

We provide:

  • A full-service approach: a secure CDC quarantine and NHP boarding facility in Alice, Texas
  • Stock NHPs highly socialized pre-trained for study as per client request
  • Activities per customer request

Position Title:          Clinical Veterinarian

Department:           Veterinary Services

Reports to:              Attending Veterinarian

FLSA Status:          Exempt

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Examines, diagnoses, and treats laboratory animals to ensure health of animals used in scientific research and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment in support of study conduct, quality animal supply and physical and psychological health of the colony.

ESSENTIAL WORK ACTIVITIES

  1. Provides routine and/or specific veterinary medical, dental, and surgical services for all animal species
  2. Conducts regular clinical rounds and routine health monitoring and examinations in accordance with regulatory requirements
  3. Assure implementation of preventative measures such as vaccinations, anthelminthic treatments, etc.
  4. Provides leadership in the care and resolution of complex medical cases that arise within the facility
  5. Assists in the design and implementation of the preventive medicine program for all animal species
  6. Provides training and supervision of staff regarding technical procedures and appropriate and humane use of animals in their programs
  7. Assists in maintaining compliance with Federal regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals.
  8. Assists with document production, collation, and delivery; filing and photocopying; maintenance of departmental schedule; coordination with other departments for meetings, physical exams, and other activities; report generation; general QC responsibilities; other responsibilities as assigned
  9. Performs clerical/administrative duties, includes; medical records, reports, examinations forms, and ready forms for use in recording veterinary procedures
  10. Performs and/or assists inventory counts and orders necessary supplies and  equipment. Assure equipment is maintained and validated where applicable.
  11. Ensures activities concerned with feeding,  care,  maintenance  of  animal  quarters  and compliance with  federal, state and local regulations
  12. Assists in the development, review, revision  and  implementation  of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to animal issues
  13. Assists with training sessions, includes husbandry, veterinary care, utilization of animal models and development of safety bio-safety, emergency response and occupational health programs
  14. May participate in the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, which may include reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues.
  15. Assists in selecting animals for specific research based on knowledge of species and research principles and techniques
  16. Shares clinical rotation with other veterinarians including on-call weekends and holidays

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER WORK ACTIVITIES

  1. Other duties as assigned
  2. Acts as after-hours emergency contact and service provider on a rotational basis.
  3. Author and present publications, conference presentations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent. 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, specifically Non-Human primates preferred.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

The language skills required include but are not limited to: the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

MATH SKILLS

The math skills required include, but are not limited to: the ability to utilize appropriate mathematical concepts for interpreting scientific studies, dose calculations, conversions, dilutions and related skills

OTHER SKILLS

Additional skills required include, but are not limited to: general reading, writing, and oral communication skills; skills Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form. Computer skills must be sufficient to perform the daily duties required of the job (medium - advanced)

REASONING ABILITY

The reasoning abilities required include, but are not limited to: the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables; the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; and demonstrates attention to detail.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Texas State License in Veterinary Medicine is required. USDA accreditation and DEA registration preferred

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer   

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Clinical Veterinarian @ The University of Chicago 5/6/2019

Description

The University of Chicago's Department of Surgery is searching for a full-time faculty member at any rank. The successful applicant will share in the clinical veterinary care of over a dozen different species housed in the 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities. Responsibilities include assisting in oversight of the quarantine and sentinel program, assisting in the ARC training program as well as the ACLAM veterinary residency training program, contributing to the development of institutional animal care and use policies, participating in IACUC protocol review and providing investigator consultation on research protocols. Other duties will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students, and scholarly activity.  Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications. We especially welcome applicants with ACLAM board certification or eligibility. 

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, 3) have completed training in laboratory animal medicine.   

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/62972.  Applicants must upload: CV including bibliography, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 for University Research Animal Resources @ University of Georgia 5/6/2019

The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, University Research Animal Resources.

The University of Georgia animal care and use program is on the move. We are looking for a great veterinarian to lead our growing AAALAC-accredited program. We are seeking applications and nominations to engage a Director for University Research Animal Resources (URAR). UGA URAR supports a broad variety of research activities using diverse species and promotes continuous development of a high quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care.

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Research, the Director will provide management, leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for URAR. The Director will manage and oversee a team of high performing individuals and will be responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of URAR services; ensure the provision of high-quality care to a wide range species; oversee support for research projects; and advise and consult with faculty on research programs. Additionally, the Director will mentor and instruct veterinary students, externs, and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The incumbent must be committed to advancing the broader academic and research mission of the University. The research program at UGA is diverse, and includes the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Ecology, and more. A state-of-the- art high-containment facility for ABSL-3 and ABSL-3Ag research and a nonhuman primate core create a unique opportunity. The Director will serve as a voting member on the IACUC and work closely with the Director of the Office of Animal Care and Use and the IACUC Chair to advance the overall institutional animal care and use program.

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

This is a tenure track or tenured position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor with faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Population Health. Additional professional development through collaborations are strongly encouraged and supported.

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority in their field of expertise. To be considered at the Professor level, candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of high levels of attainment appropriate to their work assignments. Candidates must also demonstrate national or international recognition in their field as well as the likelihood of maintaining that stature. To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Preferred candidate will be ACLAM certified and have 5 or more years of clearly demonstrated leadership experience. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and work cooperatively, with colleagues, URAR professionals, and other stakeholders is critical.

UGA is ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.

UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the birthplace of public higher education in America. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 37,000 students, including over 28,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/.

Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by June 5, 2019 for full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.   The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

All applicants must apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com. Please see the job posting at: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/82931

To request additional information for this position or provide a nomination, please contact Dr. Christopher King at 706-542-4016 or cking@uga.edu or Damla Williams, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-7344 or damlaw@uga.edu. Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (HRWeb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Clinical Veterinarian@ SoBran 4/24/2019

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

SoBran is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian II  to join its fast-paced team.  

DUTY HOURS & LOCATION ASSIGNMENT:

Employees are expected to arrive to work at the time and location specified for the position to which they are assigned.  Work hours typically occur between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm M-F, and include coverage outside of core hours when required.  These assignments will include working on weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.  Weekend/Holiday hours range from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Duty hours and location assignments may be modified at the discretion of the Program Management Staff or at the request of the client with or without prior notice.  

This position is designated as “essential personnel” requiring attendance during emergency situations, such as inclement weather, mechanical/facility failures or other scheduled or unscheduled institutional closures as directed by Program or client management. 

This position will support multiple worksites in the Hampton Roads areas to include Norfolk and Newport News, VA, and any other locations as designated or required by the client or SoBran.  Some travel will be associated with this position, this will be determined as needs arise.

DESCRIPTION of DUTIES:

The Clinical Veterinarian II ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, policies, guidelines, and standard operating procedures.  They participate in and direct the application of veterinary care and medical oversight for the animal colony and multiple sites to include preventative medicine, health surveillance, medical treatment, research support, anesthesia, survival and non-survival surgical manipulations, the use of biological, radiological and chemical hazards and animal transfers within and between institutions.  This position includes Attending Veterinarian duties with 2 different contracts, as well as alternate AV duties at another contract.   

This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities.  We expect the Clinical Veterinarian II will be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on these contracts.  The CV II will work closely with the Project/Program Manager and/or Facility Manager(s) and maintain a relationship with all staff.

Duties (non-inclusive list):

  1. Understands and follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards. 
  2. Provides veterinary care consistent with state and federal law, as well as institutional practices, guidelines, and policies.Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and policies to maintain AAALAC accreditation of the animal care and use facilities.Serves on multiple IACUC committees; attends IACUC meeting; assists with protocol development, pre-review, and review. 
  3. Will serve as the Attending Veterinarian for ODU and CNU, and alternate AV for EVMS.Will serve as backup/on call veterinarian at EVMS. 
  4. Provides regular and timely monitoring and evaluation all animal species. Tasks include recommending, directing and applying appropriate corrective measures to maintain colony health or in response to adverse complications resulting from unanticipated medical conditions or research manipulations. 
  5. Directs the application of therapeutic treatment to include the initiation, administration, alteration, and termination of treatment regimens. 
  6. Follows and directs the application of all institutional preventive medicine, quarantine, conditioning, and isolation procedures. 
  7. Assists in the development and application of animal health surveillance and environmental sanitation programs. 
  8. Performs routine, emergency and research related surgical manipulations and sample collections.
  9. Participates in animal study proposal review and procedure scheduling.
  10. Participates in new investigator orientation programs.
  11. Assists with staff training and skill evaluation.
  12. Participates in required training and continuing educational activities to maintain certification and licensure requirements.
  13. Communicates with various parties including SoBran staff, other Veterinarians, Investigative Staff, and other internal and external contacts.
  14. Provides scheduled and emergency after-hours veterinary care as required.
  15. Participates in weekend and holiday veterinary care assignments and duty rotations. 
  16. Must be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs., bend, stoop, climb, and stand for a prolonged period. 
  17. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Education Requirements:

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM/VMD) from an accredited program.If degree not attained in the U.S., a certificate (ECFVG or similar) of equivalent training accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association is required.
  • Completion of an accredited training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine; or a minimum of 6 years equivalent experience; American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Board certified preferred. 

License & Certification Requirements:

  • Candidate must hold a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in Virginia or reciprocal state within the U.S.
  • Candidate preferred to hold a current Diplomate certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; or be eligible to sit for and successfully complete the board examination within 2 years of appointment to the position.
  • DEA and VA Board of Pharmacy license will be required.

Experience Requirements:

  • 3-6 years of experience as a Clinical Veterinarian in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species including non-human primates, swine, and rodents. 

Our commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Project Director-Veterinarian @ FDA/HHS - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) 4/23/2019

The Bionetics Corporation is seeking a Project Director-Veterinarian to lead our team at the FDA/HHS - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), in Jefferson, Arkansas. Bionetics is a diversified government services contractor specializing in engineering and life sciences with locations nationwide. Bionetics offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with company matching, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, etc. The salary range is 160k-200k dependent upon qualifications.

The Jefferson location offers a low cost of living and a bounty of outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, etc. So if you are looking to escape the stress of urban living this may be the opportunity you are looking for.

JOB SUMMARY

The Project Director/Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian oversees the daily operations of the contract at NCTR. This position provides veterinary support as needed to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, IACUC and EHS programs. Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species may be included as a smaller component of the duties of this position, and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met. Responsibilities include oversight of daily operations to include managing a diverse workforce, interacting with government personnel, ensuring treatment of laboratory animals is in accordance with regulations, providing veterinary support when a DVS veterinarian is not available, etc. The successful candidate may participate in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care, ICU night, weekend, and holiday coverage with other DVS veterinarians as needed. All services must be provided in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position actively participates in research protocols as a co-investigator or, at a minimum, provides advice, consultation, and technical/medical/surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols. This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Must possess a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possess a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB).

2. Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state, Arkansas preferred.

3. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) is preferred.

4. Minimum three (3) years experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine which must include nonhuman primates (NHPs).

5. Experience with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) activities and research protocol review/approval process, and/or consultant service to the IACUC.

6. Possess experience directing a large and diverse animal care and/or technical procedures and formulations service workforce in an AAALAC accredited facility. Also requires experience in managing Occupational, Safety and Health and GLP-focused Quality Assurance program.

7. Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.

8. Experience in designing, administering, and directing an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program required.

9. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.

10. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.

11. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Provides on-site supervision to ensure all functions of the contract are carried out in an efficient, courteous and professional manner.

• Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals.

• Directs the preventive medicine program.

• Assists Investigators with developing research protocols.

• Provides oversight of colony management personnel.

• Provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.

• Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the environmental enrichment program

• Ensures NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasionally – Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling

Often – Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas. Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas. Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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

Candidates should submit their resumes to:

Email: staffing@bionetics.com

Fax: 757-952-3700, Attn: S. Hayes

Director and Attending Veterinarian @ Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. 4/18/19

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is seeking a doctor of veterinary medicine to serve as the Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and Attending Veterinarian for the School of Medicine.  DLAM provides the highest quality husbandry, administrative and technical support to facilitate animal well-being for research at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.

The animal facility contains approximately 20,000 square feet of modern and well equipped space including a surgery suite, cage wash facility, necropsy room, quarantine area and infectious disease containment suite. The centralized laboratory animal care program is accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.  The facility is manned by full time, dedicated staff including an Animal Care Coordinator, a Certified Veterinary Technician, several Animal Caretakers and Animal Care Technicians, and a Fiscal Officer. 

This position requires strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, broad knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in research, and experience fulfilling operational, veterinary and research needs of a research animal care and use enterprise.  The incumbent will work closely with the pertinent oversight committee, other university committees, as well as researchers to ensure maintenance of a high-quality program. The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to excellence in animal research, animal health and welfare, and regulatory compliance.  Cross-appointment in an academic department may be possible with qualified candidates possessing evidence and desire for establishing an independent research program. A faculty appointment will enable protected time to develop a rigorous extramurally supported research program and for teaching within the medical and graduate student curricula at the school of medicine.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution.
  • Active veterinary license in at least one state with ability to obtain a license in the state of Illinois within 6-8 months.
  • Ability to obtain State and Federal controlled substance license/registration within 6 months from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • Board certification, or board eligibility, by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process.
  • Effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.
  • Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine through completion of a formal residency program or work experience.   
  • Advanced research degree (PhD) with interest and evidence of establishing an independent research program aligned with the mission of the SOM.
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and in their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities.
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals.
  • Experience working in a university or academic medical research environment with working knowledge of common university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

For information about the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, please visit our web site:

http://www.siumed.edu/adr/division-laboratory-animal-medicine.html

For full consideration:  Interested persons should apply to this position and submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, valid credentials for the position, and current list of professional references online at http://siumed.edu/hr.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately, applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Southern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clinical Veterinarian II @ SoBran 4/16/19

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

SoBran is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian II  to serve at the National Institutes of Health.  

OVERVIEW:    This is a general summary of the responsibilities associated with the position of Clinical Veterinarian II for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC).  This description is not inclusive of all duties required to successfully complete the job each day.  It is intended to reflect SoBran’s contractual obligations to the LARC.  Employees are expected to complete all assigned duties each day, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F.  In addition, you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

Primary duties may include the following:

  1. Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards.
  2. Provide veterinary care consistent with NICHD and NIH practices, guidelines, and policies.
  3. Therapeutic medicine to include the initiation, administration, alteration, and termination of treatment regimens.
  4. Provide research support and oversight to investigators housing animals in NICHD operated facilities.
  5. Review animal study proposals for facility capabilities and provide input for alternative strategies
  6. Maintain facility/veterinary records and/or databases in accurate and timely manner.
  7. Follow NICHD preventive medicine programs which include quarantining, testing, conditioning, and isolating animals as necessary, and developing and coordinating animal health surveillance and environmental sanitation programs.
  8. Lead, train and mentor veterinary technicians.
  9. Participation in the shipping and receiving of research animals, including development of all necessary documents and health examinations.
  10. Provide emergency after-hours care on a rotational basis.

Requirements: 

  1. A degree in Veterinary medicine.
  2. Knowledge in the development and management of animal research protocols.
  3. Provide input and data to investigators concerning their research and plans for the animal’s health and wellbeing.
  4. Possess good verbal and written communication and computer skills.

Our commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

University Attending Veterinarian/ Director @ Temple University 4/4/2019

Summary of Opportunity

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates and candidate nominations for the role of University Attending Veterinarian/Director of the University Laboratory Resources (ULAR).  This position provides support for the University’s Research enterprise and furthers the educational mission through the direction and oversight of the institution-wide animal care and use program for all vertebrate animals used in biomedical research, teaching and testing. ULAR is an AAALAC accredited, USDA registered, program comprised of 55,000 sq. ft. of animal housing/support space that provides service support for a wide variety of laboratory animal research species.

This is a full time, non-tenure track, faculty position in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and reports to the Sr. Associate Dean of Research, the Institutional Official (the Vice President for Research), and the Associate Vice President for Research Regulatory Compliance. The level of faculty appointment will be commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate. 

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) ensures that the institutional animal care and use program complies with all appropriate federal, state and local regulations; adheres to AAALAC standards; and meets current veterinary standards for maintaining animal colony health; providing appropriate veterinary oversight and care; ensuring optimal animal welfare; and maintaining appropriate animal housing, equipment and daily care. The AV assists investigators with space utilization and specialized housing needs, evaluation/selection of new animal models and techniques, and refinement of experimental procedures to enhance animal welfare. The successful candidate works collaboratively with the departments of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety and Occupational Health, as well as with industry partners and animal resource vendors. The AV oversees the development and implementation of training programs for investigator personnel in the humane care and use of laboratory animals. The incumbent prepares, and participates in, institutional site visits by external oversight organizations (e.g. AAALAC, USDA, OLAW) and serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and on other relevant committee’s (e.g.  Institutional Biosafety Committee, Animal User Committees).  The AV informs and advises University leadership regarding issues and policies pertaining to animal care, use and welfare.

The ULAR Director ensures that departmental facilities and programs meet all required regulatory standards and provides quality service for research faculty. S/he oversees all aspects of the administrative, veterinary and husbandry programs including: facility renovation and space allocation/utilization; husbandry care; preventive medicine, health surveillance and enrichment programs; medical and surgical treatments; budget preparation and cost accounting; purchasing/billing processes; and consultation and training of research investigators and personnel.

Additional information about LKSOM can be found at www.temple.edu/medicine

Additional information about Temple University Research can be found at https://research.temple.edu/.

Candidate Minimum Qualifications

Education/Certifications:

Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) program.  If degree was not attained in the US, a certificate of equivalent training (e.g. the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)) accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is acceptable. AVMA board certification in laboratory animal medicine (DACLAM), or equivalent.

Experience:

A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in laboratory animal medicine, with a minimum of 5 years of animal facility administrative experience (leadership and/or managerial) within an academic environment. A minimum of ten (10) years supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing improvement of the University Animal Care and Use programs and service support for the research mission.
  • Direct knowledge of the current federal program requirements, standards and guidelines (USDA, OLAW) for the care and use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and testing; and the AAALAC accreditation process and standards.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in workforce management and budget oversight.
  • Demonstrated experience with a wide variety of research and teaching animal models.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of the institutional animal care and use community, and work productively to support diverse constituents.
  • Ability to manage sensitive issues with discretion, tact and confidentiality.
  • Computer literacy in standard word processing programs and in internet applications.

Additional Certifications:

  • Current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the U.S., and the ability to obtain PA state licensure within 3 months of hire.
  • Current National Veterinary Accreditation – Category II (USDA accreditation), or the ability to obtain accreditation within 6 months of hire.
  • Current DEA license (for use of controlled substances by the ULAR veterinary personnel).

Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete an online application: https://bit.ly/2TlntQ6

Application materials should include the following:  a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references.  A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly preferred.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please address your application to

Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean, Research, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian Position: Director, University of Colorado Boulder 3/28/2019

The University of Colorado Boulder is searching for an energetic new Director of the Office of Animal Resources (OAR) and Institutional Veterinarian, who interacts extensively with all University animal researchers. The Director oversees the University of Animal Care and Use Program. They provide educational materials and training for scientists on the use of animals in research, including compliance with animal welfare regulations, and procedures and policies of CU Boulder, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and OAR. The Director also plays a strong role in collaboration with CU Boulder scientists and in programmatic development, with exploration of opportunities to enhance animal welfare and research productivity through opportunities in comparative medicine. 

The Director guides research animal use and oversees daily direct clinical and husbandry management. They have oversight of the health and welfare of a variety of animals used in research and teaching for campus. They assure current guidelines and SOPs reflect contemporary practices for all animal related procedures and address the prompt management of health issues and adverse outcomes involving research animals. They develop program objectives, optimize organizational structure, determine staffing requirements, and are responsible for the OAR's fiscal management and strategic planning, including physical plant requirements.

The Director fully participates in the activities of the IACUC. They also are responsible, in conjunction with the IACUC, for overseeing animal use protocols, in meeting regulatory compliance for the use of animals in research, and for all AAALAC accreditation reviews and site visits.  A major task of the Director is to provide training in appropriate animal care and use, on the selection, acquisition and use of research animals, and actively assist animal researchers, staff, and students.  They work collaboratively with the IACUC office during interactions with AAALAC, USDA, OLAW, DoD and the public. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated stewardship of animal welfare while simultaneously aiding researchers in maximizing the benefits of their animal research. They serve as chief liaison between research faculty, animal care personnel, and animal use oversight administrators. 

Who We Are

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO), previously the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, is focused on creating impact by cultivating and supporting collaboration, transformation, and leadership. At the heart of this focus are the diverse contributions of a wide range of world-class experts, working together in new and innovative ways to accelerate ideas through the entire innovation lifecycle, from idea to impact. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following examples: 

  • Provide veterinary oversight of the CU Boulder Animal Care and Use Program and care for variety of research species. 
  • Manage an OAR staff of ~24 to ensure delivery of high quality husbandry, clinical and research services. Oversees animal health monitoring and quarantine programs.  
  • Assist and direct research and animal care staff training. This includes providing continuing education and career development of OAR staff. 
  • Provide consultation and instruction to researchers in animal care and use including assistance in the design and/or implementation of specialized procedures, behavioral testing and breeding protocols. 
  • Manage institutional policies regarding CU Boulder animal care and facility use, overseeing the monitoring of animal use and adherence to CU Boulder IACUC procedures. 
  • Work with faculty and staff to develop strategic plans for the OAR, including physical plant maintenance, construction, and facility improvement grant applications. This may include working with both CU Boulder Facilities Management and outside contractors to direct the proper and compliant construction of animal housing and research facilities.
  • Collaborate with Facilitates, Institutional Occupational Health Program, and EH&S as it specifically applies to animal use and care. 
  • Oversee the development of performance standards for CU Boulder animal care and use facilities that meet or exceed federal and accreditation requirements.
  • Oversee all operational and financial aspects of the OAR. 
  • Work as a team member in close partnership with the IACUC office and Chair regarding overall animal program and regulatory functions. 
  • Assist and advise Principal Investigators in meeting regulatory requirements of the CU Boulder animal care and use program, including compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines for the use of animals. 
  • Provide expert advice to faculty and administrative/animal-use staff regarding developments in regulatory compliance for the use of animals in research.  
  • Work with the IACUC on the preparation of documents and correspondence, and in collaboration with the IACUC office and Chair, acts as a liaison for CU Boulder, internal administrators and external regulatory agencies (OLAW, DoD, USDA, AAALAC). 
  • Work with Principal Investigators in the preparation of animal use protocol applications. 
  • Serve as a voting member of the CU Boulder IACUC and assist in review of animal research and teaching proposals, amendments and requests for special care.
  • Collaborate with the IACUC and Office of Information Technology to support animal program enterprise and other software systems.  
  • Provide support, as requested, to other organizations and personnel within the institutional program, to achieve a progressive and functional institutional animal care and use program. 

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. 

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Challenged. Be Innovative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Board Certification with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). 
  • License to practice in at least one state within the US and Colorado eligible. 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain DEA Registration. 
  • Previous training and/or experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Minimum of five years of veterinary and administrative experience in an AAALAC accredited academic setting, including experience serving on an IACUC. 

What You Will Need

  • Working knowledge of the philosophy of research, research design, and research procedures. 
  • Knowledge and experience relevant to the conduct of research and support services for research.
  • Full knowledge of, and experience complying with, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborations and working relationships with a variety of persons, internal and external to the Institution. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in clinical health management and procedures. 
  • Working knowledge of animal husbandry requirements, methods, and techniques. 
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel.
  • Working knowledge of animal colony management, behavioral testing and surgical techniques. 
  • Ability to maintain safety and infection control standards. 
  • Leadership skills for effective planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation. 
  • Analytical skills to define problems precisely and identify and combine relevant facts objectively and in perspective. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work activities of professional and support staff engaged in fulfilling institutional and office objectives. 
  • Ability to work effectively under general direction or guidelines with minimal supervision or instruction. 
  • Knowledge of budgets and cost accounting as related to the NIH Rate Setting Manual.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

Please apply by April 21, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail?jobId=16928

Director of Research Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian @ University of Minnesota 3/5/19

The University of Minnesota invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Research Animal Resources (RAR) on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus and Attending Veterinarian for the larger University of Minnesota System. The ideal candidate will be a visionary, strategic, collaborative, and inclusive leader with a track record of successful animal care program management. The University seeks a person with integrity who is committed to the highest standards of academic and research excellence. This is a full time appointment with a faculty rank commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate for the position. This position reports to the Vice President for Research.

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. As the only Carnegie R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution in Minnesota, the five campus University System comprises 25,000 employees and over 62,000 students. The Twin Cities campus is located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities. Minneapolis-Saint Paul ranked 9th of 125 metropolitan areas in U.S News analysis of best places to live in 2018 (z.umn.edu/tcbest) and caters to all tastes with a lively arts scene, acclaimed eateries, and numerous opportunities for sports and outdoor recreation.

As Minnesota’s land-grant institution, the University is strongly connected to Minnesota’s communities, large and small, partnering with the public to apply its research and teaching for the benefit of the state and its citizens.

The University of Minnesota is a top ten public research university with annual research expenditures systemwide of more than $950 million. The University of Minnesota's animal program is AAALAC accredited. Animal research is conducted within our Health Sciences programs (the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine), as well as in other programs such as the College of Biological Sciences, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science & Engineering, and the Hormel Institute.

RAR consists of 150 employees, including seven veterinarians, twelve veterinary technicians, and over a hundred additional administrative and support staff, and manages twenty animal facilities in Minneapolis and St. Paul that are diverse and decentralized, supporting a wide range of species with an average daily rodent cage census of 24,000. The operating budget is approximately $18 million. RAR directly manages most animal care facilities on the Twin Cities Campus and indirectly oversees the management of laboratory animal facilities on other campuses.

RAR has a long-standing tradition of excellence in animal care and its mission is to foster knowledge and improve the health and well-being of humans and animals by advancing research, education and training in comparative medicine and biology.  In addition, they serve the public by ensuring observance of all legal and ethical standards pertaining to the use of animals for research and education at the University of Minnesota.

The Attending Veterinarian/Director of RAR provides strategic leadership in the use of animals in research and teaching at the University of Minnesota and is responsible for the well-being and clinical care of animals used in research, testing, teaching, and production. This responsibility extends to monitoring and promoting animal well-being at all times during animal use, and during all phases of the animal's life. This position also plays a key role in maintaining the University's AAALAC accreditation, USDA registration, and NIH Animal Welfare Assurance.

Candidates who are ACLAM diplomates are preferred but those with relevant experience in an RAR leadership role and diplomate status in another relevant veterinary specialty board are encouraged to apply. A veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited college or ECVFG certification and veterinary licensure in at least one U.S. state and strong experience in a research environment are required. The strongest candidates will have a vision for the program, strategic planning, and other management skills, and experience commensurate with leading an organization of considerable magnitude and diversity of research subjects. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience managing AAALAC accreditation

NOMINATIONS, APPLICATIONS, & INQUIRIES

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a vision statement for how to lead the University’s RAR that includes the applicant’s relevant skills and experiences, a current resume or curriculum vitae, and three professional references to be considered for the position. To apply, go to https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/328891

To ensure full consideration, materials should be received as soon as possible. Review of applications and nominations for the position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 11, 2019. 

Nomination letters should include the name, position, email address, and telephone number of the nominee, and should be sent to:

Lisa Warren
Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota
101 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

All applications, nominations, and inquiries will be handled in strict confidence.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Clinical Veterinarian II (Floater) @ the National Institutes of Health 2-19-2019

Join the Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

SoBran is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian II (Floater)  to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  

To apply, please click on the following link to complete our on-line application process: https://sobran.agilehr.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?RequisitionId=21002&SourceId=2785

OVERVIEW:    This is a general summary of the responsibilities associated with the position of Floater Clinical Veterinarian II for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC).  This description is not inclusive of all duties required to successfully complete the job each day.  It is intended to reflect SoBran’s contractual obligations to the LARC.  Employees are expected to complete all assigned duties each day.

DUTY HOURS & LOCATION ASSIGNMENT:

Employees are expected to arrive to work at the time and location specified for the position to which they are assigned.  Work hours typically occur between 6:00 am and 8:30 pm M-F, and include coverage outside of core hours when required.  These assignments will include working on weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.  Weekend/Holiday hours range from 6:00 am – 6:30 pm.  Duty hours and location assignments may be modified at the discretion of the Program Management Staff or at the request of the Government with or without prior notice. 

This position is designated as “essential personnel” requiring attendance during emergency situations, such as inclement weather, mechanical/facility failures or other scheduled or unscheduled Government closures as directed by Program or Government Management. 

This position will support all NIH/DVR worksites to include locations in Bethesda and Poolesville, MD, or any other locations as designated or required by the SoBran or the Government.

DESCRIPTION of DUTIES:

The Clinical Veterinarian II ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, policies and standard operating procedures.  They participate in and direct the application of veterinary care and medical oversight for the animal colony to include preventative medicine, health surveillance, medical treatment, research support, anesthesia, survival and non-survival surgical manipulations, the use of biological, radiological and chemical hazards and animal transfers within and between institutions.  The Clinical Veterinarian also participates in site visits and routine inspections by internal and external oversight organizations and acts as a liaison between DVR and the NIH Intramural research staff.

Duties (non-inclusive list):

  1. Understands and follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards. 
  2. Provides veterinary care consistent with state, Federal and NIH/DVR institutional practices, guidelines, and policies. 
  3. Provides regular and timely monitoring and evaluation of the large and small animal colonies including non-human primates.Tasks include recommending, directing and applying appropriate corrective measures to maintain colony health or in response to adverse complications resulting from unanticipated medical conditions or research manipulations. 
  4. Directs the application of therapeutic treatment to include the initiation, administration, alteration, and termination of treatment regimens. 
  5. Follows and directs the application of all NIH/DVR preventive medicine, quarantine, conditioning, and isolation procedures. 
  6. Assists in the development and application of animal health surveillance and environmental sanitation programs. 
  7. Performs routine, emergency and research related surgical manipulations and sample collections.
  8. Participates in animal study proposal review and procedure scheduling.
  9. Participates in new investigator orientation programs.
  10. Assists with staff training and skill evaluation.
  11. Participates in required training and continuing educational activities to maintain certification and licensure requirements.
  12. Communicates with various parties including NIH/DVR staff, IC Veterinarians, Investigative Staff, and other internal and external contacts.
  13. Generation and maintenance of various reports and NIH/DVR databases.
  14. Provides scheduled and emergency after-hours veterinary care as required.
  15. Participates in weekend and holiday veterinary care assignments and duty rotations. 
  16. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Education Requirements:

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM/VMD) from an accredited program.If degree not attained in the U.S., a certificate (ECFVG or similar) of equivalent training accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association is required.
  • Completion of an accredited training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine; or a minimum of 6 years equivalent experience that qualifies the candidate to be eligible for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards examination.

License & Certification Requirements:

  • Candidate appointed to the position of Clinical Veterinarian II must hold a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in Maryland or reciprocal state within the U.S...
  • Candidate must hold a current Diplomate certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; or be eligible to sit for and successfully complete the board examination within 1 year of appointment to the position.

Experience Requirements:

  • 3-6 years of experience as a Clinical Veterinarian in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species including non-human primates, canines, swine, sheep, and rodents. 

Our commitment

  SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Clinical Veterinarian / Instructor @ The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 2-12-19

Be a part of Making Cancer History(r)  at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center! We have an Instructor level Clinical Veterinarian position available in the Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. The primary purpose of the Clinical Veterinarian position is to provide clinical veterinary services to MD Anderson Cancer Center investigators and assist in colony management and quality assurance programs. This veterinarian serves as clinical veterinarian for animal colonies on the Houston campus and conducts medical surveillance, quality assurance, and pre- and post-surgical/procedural clinical activities. The clinical veterinarian also assists with QA program oversight for the rodent colonies.

MD Anderson's animal care and use program has been AAALAC accredited since 1969. The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery has a staff of over 150, including animal care, clinic & surgery, clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, and administrative personnel. Our 135,000+ animals are housed in 130,000+ net square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, with more planned.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  1. Clinical Care: Assists with the duties of the Section Chief, particularly in working with investigators. May assist with duties in other clinical sections within the department as assigned, working with investigators on clinical procedures and health concerns in a broad range of animal species. Participate in On Call rotation.
  2. Investigator Support: Instructs investigators in appropriate methods of animal care and use.
  3. Institutional Compliance: Conducts pre-review of new and renewing animal use protocols and protocol amendments.  Participates in IACUC semi-annual inspections of animal facilities and assists investigators in complying with various animal care and use requirements. May serve as a member or as an appointed officer on institutional compliance committees (such as committee chair, vice chair, or Chief IACUC veterinarian) as required.  These may include the IACUC, Institutional Biosafety committee, Radiation Safety committee, and others.
  4. Continuing Education: Participates as an instructor/teacher in classified staff training, professional/paraprofessional training, and other educational activities as needed. Presents lectures using visuals aids to faculty, students, and other required audiences. Attends and participates in scientific meetings at local and national levels; remains current on professional issues; and fulfills continuing education requirements of licensure.
  5. Scholarly Activity: Actively seeks out opportunities for, and participates in, scholarly academic contributions to scientific literature.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Required:      Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent degree) (from an A.V.M.A. accredited institution)

Preferred:     Post graduate clinical experience in Veterinary Medicine and/or Laboratory Animal Medicine.

CERTIFICATION:

1) Eligible or licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.

2) Eligible for USDA accreditation.

3) Eligible for State and Federal registration to handle controlled substances.

EXPERIENCE:

Must have 3 years' experience performing veterinary medical and surgical procedures in a private practice or research/academic environment. Must meet institutional requirements for an academia appointment as an Instructor. Must be recognized by peers as possessing expertise in the field of veterinary medicine and surgery.

The following documentation is required:

1) Recommendation of the Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

2) Curriculum vitae as provided by the candidate.

3) A minimum of 3 letters of reference from referees at the candidate's proposed rank or higher.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application by March 31, 2019, that includes a statement of goals, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Vanessa Jensen, DVM DACLAM
Chairman, ad interim, Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 63
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Telephone: 713-792-2780
E-mail: VBJensen@mdanderson.org<mailto:VBJensen@mdanderson.org>

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html