The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Instructor) or Senior Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor) level. As a member of the DLAR leadership team you will 1) Provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species; 2) Assist DLAR supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures; 3)Provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program (Clinical Veterinarian); 4) Oversee, direct, and is responsible for a defined component of the veterinary care program (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian).
Responsibilities include 1) The provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards; 2) The supervision, direction, and professional development of veterinary technical staff; 3) Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre- and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia; 4) Training DLAR and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals; 5) Effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program; 6) Provide oversight and direction to at least one component of the veterinary care program (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 7) Develop, implement, and update practices and procedures to remain current with industry and institutional practices and philosophies, and maximize efficiency and productivity (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 8) Active participation on the IACUC; 9) Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.
The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. To apply, please go to https://www.join.pitt.edu/, under Find Positions select Faculty and search by Requisition ID 200000094. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Amy Cassano, Director of Veterinary Services and Attending Veterinarian, DLAR. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.
Relevant training, experience, and skills: 1) Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; 2) Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA; 3) Minimum of two years’ experience providing veterinary medical care to laboratory animals in either a post-graduate laboratory animal training program or as a full-time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility is preferred, or at least 3 years of private practice experience (Clinical Veterinarian), OR Completion of an ACLAM-approved laboratory animal training program plus a minimum of 3 years laboratory animal experience, or a minimum of 6 years laboratory animal experience without a training program, or other applicable veterinary medical specialty board certification with experience may be accepted as determined by the Attending Veterinarian (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 4) ACLAM Diplomate or eligibility to sit for ACLAM examination (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 5) Experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian).
Internal Number: 200000094
About University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) is responsible for the daily operations and management of animal facilities supporting the Schools of the Health Sciences and the provision of veterinary care and animal research support in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies. The University’s AAALAC accredited animal care program comprises approximately 325,000 sq. ft. of animal housing and support space for a wide variety of species that includes rodents, rabbits, ferrets, cats, dogs, farm species, nonhuman primates, and aquatic species. The DLAR employs approximately 150 staff including ten full time veterinarians.