Under the supervision of the Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Executive Director/University Attending Veterinarian, the Assistant Director, Veterinary Services will provide oversight of daily operations of the Veterinary Services team and management of all phases of veterinary care for University animals. In addition to supervisory and management responsibilities, the Assistant Director, Veterinary Services will oversee and provide support to the nonhuman primate surgical services team. The Assistant Director, Veterinary Services must have the highest standards of professional integrity and comply with all University policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations. This position offers professional development opportunities to attend selected regional and national meetings on laboratory animal science and medicine.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
This position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents.
Candidate must have a Veterinary degree (D.V.M. /V.M.D.), be licensed to practice in at least one state, and be willing to obtain a veterinary license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey. Candidate must be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Candidate must be knowledgeable of all applicable state, federal and local laws that regulate animal use in research. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in laboratory animal medicine. Candidate must have a minimum 3 years of relevant experience with NHPs in a surgical setting.
Competence in operating software programs (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets and databases) and excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills are required. Flexibility, adaptability, and negotiation acumen are key traits necessary to the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator with the ability to collaborate, supervise and motivate under stressful conditions. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.
Two or more years of supervisory experience
Experience with electronic protocol management systems (Topaz/Granite) and electronic medical records
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