The Associate Veterinarian will be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, participating in the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care of research animals, diagnosis and treatments of diseases.
The successful candidate will provide clinical care and preventative medicine support to the SNPRC’s production, research and retirement colonies of nonhuman primates (NHP’s). Duties may include participating in veterinary care of Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s rodent vivarium. This position will require the person to implement research protocols and provide research support by reviewing protocols, advising Principal Investigators on proper use of animal models, overseeing research procedures, development of research techniques, improve animal care through refinement, welfare and management practices.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Required: Candidates must possess a D.V.M. /V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited. Requires three or more years of primate clinical medicine experience. A minimum of three years’ experience beyond the doctoral degree at this or another institution. Preferred: Five years of primate clinical medicine experience. Formal training in laboratory animal medicine. Five or more years of primate experience in a laboratory animal research setting. Preferred candidate is licensed in the state of Texas and able to obtain a DEA license. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.
POTENTIAL HAZARDS: This work may involve exposure to toxic materials, compressed gases, weather-related work, radioactive materials, x-ray equipment, infectious agents (BSL-2, BSL-3, BSL-4), and medical waste. This work will involve laboratory animals. Employee may sit at a computer for long periods of time. Employee will drive a motor vehicle on Texas Biomed business. May be required to work in high containment labs. Participation in a medical monitoring and surveillance program is required. Safety training, equipment, clothing, and supplies will be provided. Must be able to wear an air-purifying respirator in a proper manner and, if necessary, pass a respirator fitness test.
OTHER: This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen is required.
Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status.
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