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Job Description: ****UPDATE: Manager will consider non-local candidate that is willing to relocate ****
To support Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical
veterinary medicine and surgery throughout the animal facilities. There is regular
interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable
local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Some aspects of veterinary care
will be delegated to R1 to R3 veterinary staff through the consultation on minor
treatments and interventions.
Location: This position is located at the site
Reports to: Site Head –
Supervises: up to 10 FTEs
Working Relationships: Routine proactive interactions are with those colleagues
who fulfill the relevant regulatory responsibilities so appropriate high-level
compliance is maintained. Daily liaison on specific clinical cases is with R1-R4
veterinary staff that provides the on-call service during regular working hours
working under veterinary direction. Daily interactions also occur with colleagues who
manage and supervise the husbandry operations in the animal facilities. Frequent
interactions will occur with in vivo scientists in order to provide advice on clinical
cases, humane endpoints, adverse effects and research models. Interactions are
required with the IACUC during ethical review of animal research proposals.
Occasional interactions will occur with vendors and others outside of Pharmaceutical to
evaluate new equipment or audit animal care programs.
1. Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support
of Pharmaceutical’s portfolio. Complete duties delegated by the Attending Veterinarian (AV)
for all facilities. Veterinary direction is provided to veterinary technician staff
assigned to the animal facilities. Support continued compliance by fulfilling the AV
responsibilities specified in the applicable local regulations, codes and guidelines.
2. Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review. Serve
on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
3. Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training
documents to assure the quality of site operations and regulatory compliance.
4. Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in
a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus
on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects. Provide input to CM research
projects in support of Pharmaceutical’s portfolio.
5. Train colleagues in CM and other Research and Development lines in techniques and
principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as
reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
6. Support the AV to maintain compliance and to provide advice on regulatory animal
health matters, for example import/export of animals and by-products.
7. Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections and on occasion assist
with the evaluation of third party facility inspections and audits by acting as a CM
8. Consult on animal model development to assist researchers as necessary. Aid in the
evaluation of new equipment to facilitate the execution of technical projects.
9. Actively participate on or lead CM teams.
May be required to work under one of the following: the United States Department of
Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for
the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.
DVM; licensed to practice in the US required
Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board
In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum 2-4 years of experience.
Experience in laboratory animal medicine with demonstrated ability in regulatory
requirements, preventive health care, clinical care and anesthesia/analgesia
---- All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar
management and Internet Explorer. Colleagues should be able to use on line systems
such as time tracking and document management. (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker)
Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required: Experience with analysis software/validated data capture systems. (e.g. Biobook)
This is an essential personnel role: Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are
required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential
functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pharmaceutical, or when the
business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to
perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance
and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to
be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.
Position Comments visible to MSP and Supplier: ** experience in handling all lab animal species including non human primates.
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