DUTIES: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, a non-profit educational institution, is seeking a Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and Attending Veterinarian. The Director/Attending Veterinarian will report to the Institutional Official and carry out the following duties: Responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations 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. Responsible for establishing and monitoring all animal care, ensuring compliance with USDA standards and the Animal Welfare Act, the Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, DEA Regulations, AAALAC accreditation and all state, county and city rules regulations. Provide oversight of the program to assure medical care of all animals, including diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventative medicine, health monitoring, and quarantine. Responsible for training Veterinary technical staff, and research personnel. This position includes membership on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and oversight of AAALAC reviews and institutional compliance in cooperation with the IACUC and interaction with the Institutional Office. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: 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. Ten (10) years of experience in a laboratory animal facility with six (6) 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. Six (6) years previous IACUC membership. Experience with a diverse investigational species population, including USDA covered species and large animals; with expertise in neuroscience studies using rodent and macaque models. History of successful grant writing. PREFERRED: Excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written). Ability to analyze, prioritize and delegate resources while maintaining a positive and collegial interaction and cooperation with staff at all levels to promote and facilitate effective research. Computer literacy and familiarity with implementation of Facility Management 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.