DUTIES: SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a non-profit educational institution, seeking a Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)/Attending Veterinarian, who reports to the Institutional Official and has the following duties: - Directing the strategic and daily operation of DCM, including oversight of administrative and supervisory personnel for husbandry, veterinary services, research support, study scheduling and facility design. - Fiscal management (cost analysis and cost recovery) and strategic planning to meet projected needs of the Medical Center with relation to research support staff as well as housing and care of animals for research. - Serving as attending veterinarian with oversight of all animal care (including ensuring appropriate coverage for nights and weekends). - Ensuring compliance with USDA standards and the Animal Welfare Act, the Guide for Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, DEA Regulations, AAALAC accreditation and all state, county and city rules regulations. - Providing oversight of AAALAC reviews and institutional compliance by serving as the attending veterinarian on the IACUC and by communicating with the Institutional Official. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA-accredited program. - Licensure by the New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine. - Board certification by ACLAM or ACVIM. - Experience in a laboratory animal facility with at least five years of experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending Vet or Associate Director/Clinical Vet. - Direct research experience as a principal investigator or direct oversight of research support staff. - Experience with USDA-covered species and large animals, including primates. - Expertise in neuroscience, cardiovascular, tumor biology and transplantation techniques in rodents and macaques highly desirable as is managing high biosafety level projects. - History of successful grant writing will be considered an advantage. - Demonstrated excellent communication skills (both oral and written). - Ability to analyze, delegate and prioritize resources while maintaining a positive and collegial interaction with faculty and staff at all levels to promote and facilitate effective research. - Effective management and organizational skills a must. - Experience in a union environment is a plus. - Computer literacy and familiarity with implementation of software. Additional Info: Please ensure you include the 5-digit Line Number and Job Title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.