Clinical Veterinarian & Assistant Director – Indiana Univ. School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana University School of Medicine
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 18387
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a customer service oriented individual to join our team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director.
Work will involve veterinary care of traditional laboratory animals (e.g. swine, rabbits, others, as well as mice and rats).
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Understand and follow regulatory requirements for working with animals in biomedical research, applying and enforcing the Animal Welfare Act & Regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, local policy, and other regulations as applicable
Provide veterinary preventative, clinical, diagnostic, technical and surgical services with an emphasis on USDA-regulated species, frogs, laboratory mice and rats; perform regular rounds and check-ins
Perform routine surgery such as spay/neuter, jugular/carotid catheter implantation, and other types of surgery as necessary for experimental model development
Advise researchers on grant budget construction for provision of technical and surgical services; organize pre-initiation preparatory planning meetings with researchers; order and maintain supplies to support studies; ensure excellent oversight and communication; track supplies and labor for accurate billing of services
Communicate with internal and external customers to convey impactful changes to animal health, husbandry/environment, and/or study conduct
Review vendor health records, animal orders, assist with imports/exports
Provide consultation to investigators regarding anesthesia, analgesia, surgery, breeding, housing/environment, hazards, model selection, protocol-writing, and other study-related needs
Participate in training programs for LARC employees, research personnel, veterinary residents, veterinary students and others by creating and implementing training content for classes and instruction
Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as GLP, immune-compromised, gnotobiotic, hazards, or ABSL-2/3 restricted areas as needed
Provide leadership within operations teams to prevent problems, identify opportunities, and solve complex challenges
Perform direct or indirect supervision and oversight of veterinary technical staff, supervisors, and other operational staff, including human-resource related duties such as hiring, mentoring, coaching, and performance management
Assist in writing/updating Standard Operating Procedures and policies
Serve on department, campus, and university committees as assigned (e.g. IACUC, IBC, others); review IACUC and IBC protocols and provide post-approval monitoring
Maintain current knowledge of issues in laboratory animal medicine, animal care, and science
Participate in the quality assurance program; conduct routine facility inspections; perform QA (e.g. biological indicators, post-sanitation ATP checks, record-keeping audits); surgical suite oversight and maintenance; quality checks as part of supervision responsibilities
Participate in site visits/audits by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, OLAW, DEA, State of Indiana Board of Pharmacy)
Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis
Perform other duties as assigned
Ability to have direct physical contact with and prolonged exposure to all common laboratory animal species
Ability to work full-time and on-site
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an American Veterinary Association (AVMA) - accredited program
Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States of America with eligibility to practice in the State of Indiana
Minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (e.g. in private practice or in an institutional/academic/industry setting in laboratory animal medicine)
USDA APHIS category II accreditation
Valid U.S. driver’s license
Ability to obtain state and federal controlled substance registrations and maintain in good-standing throughout employment
Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
Ability to work professionally and courteously with individuals of diverse backgrounds and education levels, including but not limited to animal care staff, researchers, and students
Ability to work with minimal supervision, utilize problem-solving and time management skills
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as part of after-hour emergency on-call responsibilities or as assigned
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director. The primary assignment of this position will be to carry out job responsibilities with a large animal focus.
Research programs at IUSM encompass a broad range of biomedical research activities and areas of study. The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on swine, dogs, rabbits, frogs, and rodents. The program is accredited by AAALAC International.
IUSM is addressing the most pressing health challenges in Indiana and beyond. Research discoveries by IUSM faculty and trainees yield the building blocks for tomorrow’s most needed medical breakthroughs.
We welcome all qualified applicants. Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.