Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
This is a 3-year time-limited position.
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 a board-eligible or board-certified laboratory animal veterinary medical specialist, responsible for the preventative, emergency and clinical veterinary medical care of the 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. This position assists with medicine and surgery in a wide range of species. Consults with principal investigators regarding research protocols and animal model development and reviews animal study protocols after their submission to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. This position requires participation in emergency care after hours, on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule with other veterinary staff.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide veterinary medical care to research animals.
Regulatory Compliance, including but not limited to: protocol review, IACUC participation, and training of investigative staff.
Assists with facility management within their assigned facility.
Other duties as assigned.
Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school.
Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
One to three years of experience serving as a laboratory animal veterinarian.
Eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri.
Accreditation by the USDA.
Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species.
Demonstrated decision making skills with 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.
Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.
The base pay is commensurate with experience.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.