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Director of Comparative Medicine/Attending Veterinarian –#1455

Director of Comparative Medicine/Attending Veterinarian – #1455

We are seeking a Director of Comparative Medicine/Attending Veterinarian to join a biomedical research organization. The expansive bio-secure facility is equipped to handle just about any preclinical program, from investigational gene therapies to infectious disease solutions.

About This Position

Under general direction, the incumbent will oversee and direct both the strategic and operational activities of the research program. They will provide guidance and supervision for husbandry, veterinary services, research support, pharmacy, study scheduling, and related administrative personnel.

The responsibilities include fiscal management, and strategic planning to meet projected needs of the institute. In addition, the Director is responsible for establishing and monitoring all animal care and use standards to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, provide oversight of the program to assure medical care of all animals including diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventative medicine, health monitoring, and quarantine; and performing all other related duties and tasks as required or assigned.

This position is responsible for all AAALAC reviews and must assure Institutional compliance to maintain Institutional Accreditation. Participation in the activities of the IACUC and interaction with the Institutional Official is required. The incumbent, will identify staffing needs and available expertise, provide leadership and mentoring to all department staff, direct the recruiting and selection process for all departmental positions, and work with the HR Department as needed on performance evaluations, training, and development of staff.

Qualifications

  • Requires DVM from an AVMA accredited program, ACLAM certification, and DEA license
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility with 5 years’ experience in a managerial role or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and ability have been attained
  • Must have the knowledge and ability to ensure compliance with USDA standards and the Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, FDA GLP regulations, DEA regulations, AAALAC guidelines, and all state, county, and city rules and regulations
  • Candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of research methodology, principles, and procedures
  • Previous experience effectively leading a large team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and the ability to prioritize departmental functions and responsibilities to meet deadlines and goals
  • Superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills; a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, and discretion; excellent judgement, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability in managing a wide variety of complex tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with solid judgement and discretion and ability to perform duties independently
  • Advanced non-veterinary scientific degree (Ph.D., M.S, etc.) is preferred

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