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We are currently hiring a laboratory animal clinical veterinarian for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM)! BWH is a world class research institution that is frequently in the top 5 NIH funded Hospitals. In the Clinical Veterinarian role, you will serve to support the clinical care, research oversight, and investigator training for the BWH animal research program, which predominantly supports rodent and zebrafish models. BWH is in the Boston Longwood Medial Campus and is affiliated with Mass General Brigham.

Interested applicants can review the full job description and apply online!

 

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at BWH, with a team of other professional staff in CCM. This person also provides professional expertise in a collaborative research setting to investigators at BWH and elsewhere for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects. The position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are required:

Provide service to and train research staff on various components of proper animal use. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation for surgery, anesthesia, surgical techniques, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection.
Perform veterinary review of BWH IACUC protocols.
Manage preventive health programs, such as quarantine, evaluation of new arrivals, surveillance of rodent colonies, annual physical examinations of USDA species, and gross necropsies when necessary. Advise and mentor support staff to foster their understanding of their role in these processes.
Prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases in rodent and non-rodent laboratory animal species, consistent with good veterinary practices. Perform routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout BWH, as well as site visits to animal vendors and extramural satellite facilities where BWH animals are maintained or procured. Clinical rounds duties include working closely with a team of veterinary technicians to assure adequate veterinary care of research animals.
Participate in Post Approval Monitoring or research studies.
Mentor CCM staff to encourage career growth and strengthen the animal care team.
Provide weekend/holiday/after-hours coverage for veterinary emergencies on a rotating basis with other veterinary staff in CCM.
Help establish, implement, and monitor policies and procedures involving laboratory animal care and use to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and current accreditation standards.
Comply with and follow CCM and BWH policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA-accredited institution.
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in a state in the United States (Massachusetts preferred).
Eligible for USDA veterinary accreditation (accreditation preferred).
Completion of a post-doctoral residency / fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent experience (~ 5 years) working with common laboratory animal species, including rodents, rabbits, livestock, and aquatic species.
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Board eligibility preferred.
Written and spoken proficiency in English and basic scientific terms.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Proficient in verbal and written English, mathematics, word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail.
Has a customer-focused attitude and enjoys working collaboratively with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment.
Communicates well with a diverse array of employees and outside parties.
Willing to pursue continuous improvement in the duties described above, including, but not limited to, additional training and continuing education opportunities as they may arise.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions. Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, BL2-N infectious agents, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

none

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

Seek most cost-effective strategies to perform above duties.

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