Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Resident Veterinarian for The Department of Comparative Medicine Resources.This position works under the direct supervision of the Director of Veterinary Services, and all other veterinarian mentors/faculty in the Residency Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine. As a part of of Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) and Rutgers University Animal Care (RUAC), this position provides clinical veterinary care and oversight to a wide variety of animal species (Rodents, Aquatic species, Rabbits, Pigs, Dogs, NHP, Woodchucks, Gerbils, Hamsters, Guinea pigs, and Farm animal species) owned by the University and used in teaching and research.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works closely with veterinary staff and animal care staff to ensure that appropriate housing and veterinary care is provided for animals, and works with faculty and researchers who use animals to ensure humane treatment of animals in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.
In support of research and teaching, this position provides instructional and hands-on training, assist in novel technique animal model development, and performs clinical and technical services such as providing clinical care to all animals, experimental surgery, and surgical and anesthesia support.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school or equivalent.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to evaluate the health status of a wide range of animal species under guidance and independently after training, a knowledge or good understanding of research best practices to optimize animal survival and well-being.
Ability to perform basic animal handling techniques, good understanding of experimental surgery and anesthesia and analgesia procedures, and technical skillset on a wide range of animal species.
Good public speaking ability as well as teaching skills.
Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and other custom software programs.
Broad knowledge of all aspects of veterinary medicine within a university or industrial or private practice setting.
Good interpersonal skills and be able to work tactfully with a wide range of people.
Ability to communicate well in English and have excellent written and verbal skills.
Familiarity with veterinary equipment, be able to assist with the development of Standard Operating Procedures, and be able to train staff on the correct use and maintenance of this equipment.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position
Completion of elective rotations in the specialty of laboratory animal medicine or equivalent specialized experience is preferred.
Completion of a first author research publication acceptable as per the ACLAM publication committee criteria is an asset.
License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the U.S.A. (New Jersey license preferred.)
Unrestricted New Jersey Drivers License or eligibility.
Per federal regulation, must undergo a criminal background check in order to be able to work with controlled substances.
Accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture in New Jersey is desired.
Walk and stand for several hours when conducting inspections of animal facilities and laboratories, the ability to move up to 50 lbs due to needs of large animal sedation and recovery, and to work with large farm animals.
Travels to all campuses, and external rotation sites.
This position is a 3 year term position with one year of research requirement. The position includes assigned rotations in various animal research facilities at the Rutgers University, Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and Princeton University.
Must pass a post-offer, pre-placement medical evaluation to include a medical history and physical examination.
Must participate in the occupational health program for animal workers.
If graduated from an non-accredited college, ECFVG certification is required.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 20ST0983
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 115320
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.