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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. This position requires participation in emergency care after hours, on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule with other veterinary staff.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Comparative Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is for an experienced laboratory animal veterinary medical specialist, responsible for the operation of the DCM Diagnostic Laboratory and the preventative, emergency and clinical veterinary medical care of the wide variety of laboratory animals used in the Washington University research program. Care is given in compliance with all federal, state, University and laboratory animal science-specific regulations. Consults with principal investigators regarding research protocols and animal model development and use and reviews animal study protocols after their submission to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Directs DCM Diagnostic Services, which is responsible for carrying out the rodent sentinel program, providing clinical and research diagnostic services, such as hematology, clinical chemistry, and microbiology, and providing anatomic pathology and histopathology services.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides veterinary medical care to research animals.
Serves as responsible for regulatory compliance, protocol review and IACUC participation.
Directs the operations of the DCM Diagnostic lab, including supervision of four laboratory technicians, and support of export, import, and quarantine services for rodents.
Consults with investigators regarding animal models, including spontaneous health problems, phenotyping, and, design, conduct and interpretation of pathology endpoints for animal model development.
Performs other duties as assigned.
DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school.
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or be board-eligible and have an equivalent five years of experience
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
Three to ten years of relevant experience in a research setting.
Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species.
Anatomic pathology skills sufficient to conduct gross and histopathological exams of a wide variety of research animals.
Demonstrated decision making skills with the ability to work meeting goals and deadlines.
Ability to work collaboratively with principal investigators, research staff, veterinary staff, veterinary technicians and husbandry staff.
Strong knowledge of all applicable federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching and research, including familiarity with AAALAC-International accreditation standards, as demonstrated in work history and credentials.
Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and organization skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the DCM and research staff.
Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools, including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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