Attending Veterinarian Position with a World Class Non-Clinical CRO
The Attending Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary care and oversight for laboratory animals. He/She is responsible for ensuring the humane, legal, ethical, efficient, and scientific use of the animal.
Exercise excellent veterinary skills to ensure humane animal care and treatment for all animals.
Possess good record keeping skills for animal accountability with regulatory authorities.
Ensure that practices, facilities, and records are in alignment with requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory animals, AAALAC, US FDA 21CFR Part 58, as regulatory guidance documents.
Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC participating in convened meetings, semi-annual review/inspections and responsible for timely protocol pre-review. (IACUC duties may include advising PIs on protocol design, disease interference, alternatives, pain and distress issues, anesthesia/analgesia, and other factors that may complicate or invalidate research results, etc.).
Influence and oversee activities related to maintenance of AAALAC accreditation; assisting management in obtaining Site and Corporate support and action where improvements are needed.
Oversee and maintain records for controlled drug use.
Education and Experience
Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) and must possess a license to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the U.S. and possess Federal DEA License.
At least 3 years lab animal industry experience and/or ACLAM board-certification preferred
Must obtain a Michigan Veterinary license within one year of hire date
Must possess an in-depth knowledge of USDA requirements. Must have two years previous personal computer experience with appropriate software applications (Windows, Microsoft Office Applications - Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and Access)
Possess ability to self-manage and work independently. Assist occasionally with supervisory duties in the absence of CO Manager or Animal Care Team Leader. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate work, with a high attention to detail, through to completion. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Veterinary medical, preventative, diagnostic (including necropsy services), anesthesia, surgical and/or treatment services for all animals used at the facilities and oversee and direct successful outcomes for any animal health needs
Must be able to function in a team environment, but able to develop and drive projects independently to completion
Participate in animal welfare initiatives as directed by management which may include participation on Standing or Limited Duration Teams (SDTs or LDTs), animal welfare teams, etc.
Physical Position Requirements
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Exposure to temperature variations
Disagreeable odors and dust
Potential animal bites and scratches
High noise levels, hearing protection required in certain areas or rooms
Exposure to flying objects and liquids, safety glasses required
Additional Salary Information: Performance based bonus upto 20% of base pay.
About Northern Biomedical Research
Northern Biomedical Research is a non-clinical Contract Research Organization, conducting research under Good Laboratory Practice conditions and adhering to all regulatory guidelines. NBR focuses on targeted delivery if therapeutics to the central nervous system, eye, cardiovascular system, muscular skeletal system and other organs systems in non-human primates, dogs, sheep, pigs, rodents and lagomorphs.