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University Attending Veterinarian & Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources
University of Maryland, College Park
February 12, 2018
College Park, Maryland
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking applications for the University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) and Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) position.
Reporting to the Vice President & Chief Research Officer, the UAV oversees the on and off campus care and use of animals in research, teaching and service programs at the University of Maryland. This includes a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical and agricultural research and teaching.
The UAV ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and policies, as well as adherence to AAALAC standards; oversees several aspects of veterinary care such as husbandry, facilities, housing, preventative medicine and health surveillance, medical treatment, establishment of sedation, anesthetic and analgesic guidelines, handling and immobilization; ensures the legal purchase and transportation of animals within and between institutions and across states and country lines; and, develops, oversees and participates in PI/animal user training and outreach programs.
S/he participates in site visits and consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC International, USDA, industry partners, etc.) as necessary. The UAV serves as a member of the campus Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee and other relevant committees such as the Institutional Biosafety Committee, evaluating animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to committees, principal investigators and biosafety personnel, and, advises University leadership about issues and policies pertaining to animal care and use.
As the DLAR Director, oversees the operations of the unit, ensuring that appropriate clinical care, facilities, housing, personnel and equipment are provided to meet the needs of University clients in accordance with regulatory and compliance standards. S/he serves as the facility veterinarian for the CARF, Vivarium, Biochemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology and IBBR facilities.
This is a designated essential position supporting the animal care program requiring attendance on weekends, holidays and during emergency conditions, such as inclement weather and power failure.
Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) program. If degree not attained in the U.S., a certificate (e.g. Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)) of equivalent training accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is required.
A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine which includes institutional veterinary research (academic, industrial or government). Completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in the field may be substituted for the three-year experience requirement. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Experience overseeing a training curricula with the ability to prepare and present materials at training sessions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates a commitment to communication, customer service, organization and ongoing improvement of University Animal Care and Use programs.
Direct knowledge of AAALAC accreditation process.
Must have intimate knowledge and familiarity with regulations, standards, and guidelines for care and use of vertebrate animals in teaching, research, and service.
Demonstrated leadership skills with workforce management and budget oversight.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Strong consultative skills with the confidence and ability to enforce rules and make quick informed decisions.
Ability to effectively function as part of a team, and in collaboration with diverse audiences.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact, and confidentiality.
Computer literacy with standard word processing, MS Office Suite (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint), email, and Internet applications.
Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of United States.
Must be USDA accredited.
Practitioner’s DEA license for dispensing of controlled substances.
Certification or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards.
Licensure in the State of Maryland.
Practitioner’s DEA license for dispensing of controlled substances, preferably in the State of Maryland.
Candidates must provide a Proof of Degree as a Supplemental Document with their application materials.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
Submit applications through the University of Maryland eJobs website:
The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. We are a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.