JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Veterinarian provides the veterinary support to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, and the IACUC and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs. The primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the non-human primate (NHP) colony.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Oversees all aspects of NHP colony health, including health surveillance; Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals; Manages the NHP preventative medicine program; assists in the development and implementation of research protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); provides technical oversight of NHP animal care technician personnel to assure SOP training, safety, and facility regulatory compliance; provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research NHP use for animal care technicians and the NCTR investigators and research staff; responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the NHP environmental enrichment program; Assist in developing and implementing Training Plan and safety policies; acts as a coordinator of animal care projects. Directs project management meetings to ensure protocol requirements are being met by discussing current SOPs, the development of new SOPs, SOP training, any additional training needs encompassing emergency procedures for the treatment of injuries to personnel and animals in the NHP area. Ensures that all animal care areas represent a well-documented, and consistently implemented training process for all work groups; assists during experiment start-up meetings between contract personnel and the NCTR Principal Investigators (PIs), Study Directors, Program Directors and other members of the investigator team to improve customer service and increase communication efforts with fellow scientists; shall have demonstrated ability to interact effectively with PIs, Study Directors and investigator team(s) to achieve goals set forth within approved research protocols involving animal care, developing department master schedules and study-specific schedules, diet, dosing, and standard observational and technical procedures and accurate reporting of such data; and be familiar with active experimental protocols and future studies in the research pipeline to aide NCTR and Priority One Services, Inc. with assuring PI and Study Director experimental parameters are met.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required; must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state; minimum three (3) years’ experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine which must include non-human primates (NHPs); Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred; experience with IACUC activities and research protocol review/approval process, and/or consultant service to the IACUC; must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training; must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities; and must be a legal resident of the United States.
Additional Salary Information: Salary contingent on experience
Priority One Services is dedicated to the advancement of the Life Sciences by providing highly trained experienced laboratory animal professionals supporting the missions of the federal government, academic, and commercial communities. Priority One Services offers competitive salaries and a very good benefits package. This includes health, dental, life insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement and a 401(k) savings plan.