University of Pittsburg
University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA
Posted 15 November 2017
The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Clinical Veterinarian or Senior Clinical Veterinarian level. As a member of the DLAR leadership team you will:
Provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species;
Assist DLAR supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures;
Provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program.
The provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards;
The supervision, direction, and professional development of veterinary technical staff;
Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia;
Training DLAR and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
Effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program;
Active participation on the IACUC;
Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.
Relevant training, experience, and skills:
Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification;
Minimum of two years medical and surgical experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that preferably includes rodents, rabbits, nonhuman primates and agricultural species obtained either in a post-graduate laboratory training program or as a full time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility;
Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA;
ACLAM Diplomate or board eligible status;
Experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff.
The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. David Schabdach, Senior Executive Director and Attending Veterinarian, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer