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Veterinary Research Scientist

Veterinary Research Scientist-We have a position open for a Veterinary Research Scientist with one of our clients, who is a non-profit research institute based in the Southwest US and is committed to the advancement and improvement of public health through a variety of basic, applied and clinical biomedical research.

We are looking for a Veterinary Research Scientist with a strong background in physiology, infectious disease and pharmacology to join a team of researchers dedicated to the mission of advancing and bettering human health.

This is a fast paced integrated environment and in this role the veterinarian will perform basic and applied research in a facility accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AALAC). In addition to providing technical guidance and oversight to personnel in the Pharmacology and Infectious Disease groups, the Veterinary Research Scientist will serve as the principal investigator or study director on a variety of sponsored programs and will supervise and oversee the development and evaluation of disease models and safety/efficacy studies as well as support and develop investigator-initiated sponsored research programs.

The Veterinarian will develop new experimental animal models to support basic-applied science research and preclinical drug development and will provide pre- and post-operative veterinary care to a variety of species as well as provide preventative care and animal-colony health management. The veterinarian will work closely with surgical research technicians, animal technicians and support staff and will conduct all procedures according to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) guidelines.

The Veterinarian should be able to maintain documentation at a high level and interface with multiple scientific staff in a fast paced environment. The candidate will evolve in a team-oriented environment where highly integrated research is to provide programs, government agencies, pharmaceutical partners and industrial entities with data and reports for incorporation in scientific publication and regulatory filings. The veterinarian will oversee and participate in the scheduling, design and conduct of various studies in the laboratory as requested by the organization and external sponsors.

Qualifications include a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent/PhD with a background in cardio-pulmonary physiology, infectious disease, or a directly related field, and a minimum of 2 years of directly related veterinary experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal anatomy, medicine, physiology and pathology. Other qualifications include a familiarity with the USDA Animal Welfare act and the methodologies and principles of Good Laboratory Practices.

The Veterinarian will have superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and organizational skills and have the ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently. The successful candidate will have computer skills in Microsoft Office as well as the ability to learn specific computer systems needed in the business. The successful candidate will have a strong compassion for the well-being of animals involved in research and the emotional capacity and sensitivity to support colleagues who work in research environments on a daily basis. A current veterinary license in the state of New Mexico or the ability to get a license in the state of New Mexico within six months of starting the position is required.

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