The Office of Vice President for Research is seeking an Attending Veterinarian/ Director, Laboratory Animal Resources Center. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President of Research.
The incumbent serves two critical functions for the University: the campus Attending Veterinarian and the Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC), ensuring that the institution meets applicable standards for animal health, welfare, and veterinary care, consistent with the goals and objectives of the central administration.
The AV (65%) ensures that the institution meets currently accepted standards and provides direct or delegated consultation on humane care and use of all animals covered by the campus Animal Care and Use Program. The program of veterinary care includes the following areas of responsibility: animal procurement and transportation, preventative medicine, clinical care and management, surgery, anesthesia, and analgesia, and euthanasia. Serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and potentially other committees and working groups that interface with the Animal Care and Use Program.
The AV provides assistance to investigators and instructors to ensure that animal care and use under their direction meets or exceeds current Program standards. The AV provides consultation regarding refinements to enhance animal well-being, and provides evaluation of and assistance with new animal research models and techniques. The AV will communicate effectively and respectfully both verbally and in writing. The AV will promote mutual respect and encourage working relationships that favor team work and shared understanding.
The AV participates in development and implementation of training programs for animal facility staff, investigators, instructors, and IACUC members.
Oversees formal arrangements for the provision of adequate veterinary care for animals used in off-campus animal facilities, including a written Program for Veterinary Care; designated authority to treat diseases and injuries; availability for emergency, weekend, and holiday care; herd health plans; biosecurity programs; and treatment SOPs.
The AV promotes collegial working relationships between all elements of the Animal Care and Use Program. Ensures availability of after-hours communication and response as needed.
Attending Veterinarian duties: 15%Provides timely veterinary services and clinical consultation for institution owned animals.
10%Manages or oversees animal health monitoring and records; biosecurity; animal procurement and transportation; acclimation and quarantine; preventative medicine programs; and facility security.
10%Ensures adequate veterinary review of IACUC approved protocols; consults with researchers on animal models, techniques, and refinements/amendments; assists with proper implementation of IACUC approved protocols and related policies.
10%Provides training regarding safe and humane animal handling, animal care techniques, research techniques including anesthesia and surgery, and proper euthanasia techniques; conducts animal use training seminars, including didactic and wet labs.
10%Serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), in addition to other committees and working groups that interface with the Animal Care and Use Program.
5%Consults on animal facility planning and construction/renovation to ensure appropriate and current standards are met for the proposed species and scope of work.
5%Ensures and coordinates after-hours, weekend, holiday, and emergency veterinary availability.
The LARC Director (35%) supports and oversees management of the LARC facilities. The LARC Director communicates with facility users regarding policies and procedures, appropriate animal care and use, and protocol compliance.
LARC Director Duties: 15%Supervises LARC veterinarians, staff, and students (about 12-15 people); directs activities at all LARC-managed locations. Provides training opportunities for LARC staff.
20%Manages the Center’s financial and capital resources. Determines internal per diem rates and fees and oversees billing; reviews operations, inventory, and animal census for appropriate documentation, budget planning, and forecasting. Works with LARC Advisory Committee to review per diem, fee rates and Center initiatives.
1.DVM or VMD; 2.ACLAM diplomate-eligible; 3.Current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ability to obtain an Oregon license within six months of hire; 4.Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration-eligible, with ability to obtain DEA registration within six months; 5.National Veterinary Accreditation-Category II (USDA Accreditation) -eligible with ability to obtain accreditation within six months; 6.At least 10 years of experience in institutional veterinary medicine (at an academic, industrial, and/or government institution with animal care and use facilities supporting research/ teaching activities); 7.At least 5 years of experience in a leadership/ management role; 8.A broad range of experiences with a variety of research and teaching animal models; 9.Knowledge of current federal Program requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards; 10.Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; 11.Ability to sustain constructive relationships with members of the animal care and use community and others across the institution;
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self- report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
This position must demonstrate commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Internal Number: P02642UF
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