The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking an experienced veterinarian to join the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DCM) as a Research Assistant or Associate Professor. Duties will include laboratory animal clinical care, supervision of husbandry and veterinary technical staff, oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students as a faculty member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine. A strong commitment to mentoring and providing oversight of a laboratory animal medicine training program is expected, and collaborative research with residents and investigators in the areas of infectious disease, imaging and experimental surgery support in non-rodent models is preferred.
The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are housed in 26 animal facilities and used by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences. Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is the fifth top-ranked university in the United States for federal research, totaling $1.1B annually. DCM employs more than 180 individuals including 8 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 5 residents in laboratory animal medicine and veterinary pathology, and 10 veterinary technicians. This position will report to the Director of DCM.
Education and Experience:
Qualified candidates will be a US-licensed veterinarian with 3 or more years of postdoctoral experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine, and have strong clinical and surgical skills. Current diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is required. The candidate should have significant clinical experience at an academic or other research institution with a diverse range of species and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals. Experience with non-rodent surgical models, non-rodent anesthesia, large rodent breeding colonies, genetically-altered animals, canine, porcine and NHP research colonies is a plus. For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills and mature problem-solving skills.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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