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Consultant-Veterinarian - United States  

Lilly (company)

Posted on : 31 July 2017

Project Description

Fort Dodge
United States
Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.
This challenging R&D position is responsible for a broad variety of activities as a Site Veterinarian for the Global Operations facilities applying a unique combination of one’s veterinary education, expertise, and experience together with effective communication and leadership skills. The veterinarian will provide critical, specific technical resource and technical leadership for the Global Operations team as a Site Veterinarian. One will meet all needs at the site for veterinary expertise including experimental design, model development, all veterinary aspects of research protocol execution, recommendations and implementation of veterinary health programs, USDA compliance (including animal welfare act),AAALAC requirements, veterinary diagnostics, clinical care and treatment, gross pathology, and emergency veterinary care. This must be accomplished by hands on engagement and skilled collaboration. As a technical leader and veterinarian in R&D, one will provide the innovative approaches and insights that give Elanco a competitive advantage in assessing the biological activity of our vaccine and pharmaceutical leads, and in rapid experimental progress in new product research and development.

All clinical cases are evaluated and documented per applicable SOP. Provision of veterinary care in accordance with the guide for care and use of animals and other contemporary publications regarding laboratory animal medicine.
Provides veterinary medical care with outstanding clinical assessment and technical capabilities. Effectively manages interactions with all stakeholders [e.g. regulatory authorities, Animal Care, Clinical Associates, M&Q and R&D personnel] with every veterinary intervention.
  • Work closely and collaborate with all functions [Animal Care, Clinical Associates, M&Q and R&D personnel] in the design, implementation, documentation and monitoring of contemporary veterinary health and preventative medicine programs.
  • Pragmatic and compliant programs are established and continuously monitored for compliance and opportunities for improvement. Areas for improvement could be increased worker safety, animal welfare, standard of medical care and efficiency.
  • Consult and provide support for the design and development of R&D studies and provide clinical execution.
  • Sought out as a technical advisor by key customer groups.
  • Train and verify clinical techniques and husbandry procedures to all clinical personnel.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to all clinical personnel, including veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
  • Support herd/colony health monitoring, rotating emergency clinical care, acclimation evaluation, and appropriate disposition activities.
  • Provide hands-on execution of basic and advanced clinical techniques.
  • Initiate continued program improvements and execute routine veterinary/animal management and care.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant veterinary procedures and trends by participating in and/or with professional organizations, continuing education, external collaborators, and interacting with leading scientists and authorities to support R&D clinical activities and M&Q product release activities.
  • DVM degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and current licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Must be eligible to obtain Licensure and DEA registration in IA.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.
  • Advanced ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with veterinary clinical skills. Proficient leadership skills required.Experience with USDA regulations as well as the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching. Comfort at leading multi-disciplinary teams as well as working independently. Three years working in the Animal Health industry with pre-clinical and clinical models.
  • Site veterinarian supervises staff veterinarians and technicians. Direct Reports: 3-5; Total Reports: 3-5
  • Moderate lifting required/often works in varied weather conditions and in facilities with animals. Must be able to conduct clinical observation by vision and hearing. <25% Travel.
  • Daily interactions providing service to Research and Development and Manufacturing and Quality departments. Frequently engaging with regulatory authorities and ensure compliance with applicable USDA, EU, and AAALAC guidelines and requirements. Continuous dialogue with occupational health and biosafety. Occasional interaction with consultants and engineers in the design of animal facilities. Lead by example with respect to both technical capability and people skills. Ability to work both independently and in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.