- Provide clinical and technical support to CRL North American Research Models and Services (RMS) operations.
- Responsible for providing professional veterinary care and services to NA RMS colonies, technical support to internal and external customers, and assisting Production management with all phases of health care for the animal colonies.
- Provide clinical and technical support to internal and external customers regarding NA Research Models and Services, including Genetically Engineered Models and Services (GEMS), Gnotobiotics (GNOTO), and Research Animal Diagnostic Services (RADS), and Insourcing Solutions (IS).
- Direct, implement and oversee health monitoring and genetic management programs for GEMS and GNOTO, including interpreting laboratory results, developing and implementing corrective actions, leading diagnostic efforts, technical oversight of foundation colonies, and other related duties.
- Develop and deliver clinical and technical training to RMS husbandry and veterinary staff, including efforts to continually refine and adopt new and best practices
- Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
- Direct and manage departmental research projects.
- Participate in internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of RMS operations and critical vendors.
- Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC committee.
- Write, review and update veterinary care and related SOPs as required.
- Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters.
- Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, FDA, and AAALAC).
- Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
- May use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
- May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies.
- May assist in management of the activities within RMS, including providing direction to junior employees, scheduling activities, and personnel development of veterinary technical team and husbandry staff.
- Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.
- Education: Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an AVMA recognized school of veterinary medicine. Completion of an ACLAM-accredited training program highly preferred.
- Experience: Two or more years of related laboratory animal experience with a focus on small animal (rodent and rabbit) models.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
- Certification/Licensure: Certification/Licensure: Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required. Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable. Mass veterinary licensure required within 1 year of hire. USDA accreditation or application submitted within 3 months of hire. ACLAM eligibility or accreditation is highly desired.
- Other: Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in public speaking, i.e. ability to deliver a technical presentation to a scientific audience. Strong diagnostic and problem solving abilities are required.
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