Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) and affiliated facilities. This person will also provide professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at FAS for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects.
About the Office of Animal Resources (OAR): Harvard University is an academic institute with a robust and diverse research program that conducts clinical, population, translational, and basic biomedical research. The OAR provides state-of-the-art animal facilities and along with other core resources such as an in-house genome modification facility, several imaging facilities, and sequencing facilities creates a dynamic academic research environment that fosters the development of cutting edge research programs.
Responsibiliites include training research staff on various components of proper animal use, such as preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection. This position will further participate in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations on animal welfare and support current accreditation standards including. This will include serving as a voting member or alternate on the FAS IACUC.
This position will also advise OAR and investigative staff on preventive animal health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, and surveillance of rodent colonies for infectious agents. Performing routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout FAS and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and extramural satellite facilities where FAS/SEAS animals are maintained (Cambridge, Allston, Concord Field Station, etc.) is also expected.
The incumbent will also provide weekend/holiday/after-hours coverage for veterinary emergencies, in concert with other professional staff in OAR.
This is a two-year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
We regret that Harvard University does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be part of our community.
Salary Grade: 090
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A veterinary degree from an accredited veterinary school (DVM/VMD), licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in MA
Eligibility for USDA accreditation in MA, or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal certification exam.
The person in this position must also have strong interpersonal skills, and strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.
Candidates should demonstrate their ability to train, motivate, and supervise both laboratory animal technicians, as well as administrative staff.
Ideally, the candidate should be familiar with computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems.
Fiscal responsibilities will include maximizing department resources and developing appropriate control of departmental expenses.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52314BR
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.