|Req #: ||144163 |
|Department: ||PRIMATE CENTER |
|Appointing Department Web Address: ||http://www.wanprc.org |
|Job Location: || Other Locations |
|Job Location Detail: ||WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, Arizona |
|Posting Date: ||05/03/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is commensurate with education and experience. |
|Notes: || This Position is located in Arizona at the WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony ABC), in Maricopa County, Arizona, at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Primate Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinarian Supervisor. Under the general direction of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) Center Director and as a member of the Veterinarian team, the Veterinarian Supervisory will provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:
Commitment to Research
Accountability - Productivity
Assist with the provision of oversight of the animal healthcare and preventative medicine program, and manage the Arizona Breeding Colony (ABC) Veterinary Services (VS) unit for nonhuman primates:
Overall responsibility for the veterinary services and preventative medicine program. This includes, but is not limited to, quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health documents, shipping records, review of physiological values, review of clinical treatment and epidemiological strategies to diseases.
Provide surgical and anesthesia services for clinical or surgical needs. Major clinical surgeries may include: soft tissue surgeries such as abdominal exploratory procedures and repair, cesarean sections and sterilizations, hernia repair and other soft tissue surgeries. Orthopedic surgeries including fracture repair and stabilization, and amputations. Minor surgeries may include: wound repair, lacerations, finger amputations, and cosmetic repair or adjustments. Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents.
Train and guide animal staff in new or complex technical or surgical procedures. Train staff regarding the methods of anesthesia and maintenance of anesthesia to support veterinary and research staff activities.
Health maintenance which may include, but is not limited to, surveillance of colony animal health, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and biological sample analysis, and dental health examination. Also provide daily medical health rounds and present biweekly summary of open clinical cases.
Care of sick or injured animals may include, but not limited to, evaluation of the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, treatment direction, humane endpoints and follow-up care of clinical cases. This includes providing on-call after hours veterinary care on a rotating schedule.
Assist with managing the Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Macaca nemestrina (Mn) breeding program for the WaNPRC.
Coordinate the breeding and health care programs for all Mn at the WaNPRC-ABC and other contract sites.
Provide management of the breeding colony of approximately 900 Mn at various sites.
Produce production reports and make adjustments to improve the productivity, effectiveness, and management of the SPF Mn colonies.
Assist with developing budgets and managing colony expenditures.
Assist with the management of the WaNPRC-ABC facility.
This position has leadership and managerial responsibilities for the personnel, programs and facilities at the ABC.
Work closely with the Animal Program Manager, Facilities Manager, Clinical Veterinarians and
Program Operations Specialist to coordinate the animal-related activities.
Assist with tracking of the Breeding Colony budget.
Direct supervision of the veterinary service staff and assist with supervising other technical staff.
Provide leadership and quality management of the ABC staff by troubleshooting and solving challenging technical or facility-specific problems. Contribute to the long-range planning and technical policies for ABC.
Assure that the veterinary staff is in compliance with training regarding safety, regulatory issues, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs.)
Assist with the development and improvement of the facilities.
As part of the Division of Primate Resources professional staff, the Veterinarian Supervisory is responsible to assure that the animal care and use program and facilities are in compliance with all guidelines and regulations for the use of animals in biomedical research.
Participate in the site visits and inspections by regulatory agencies.
Assist with writing grants and reports.
Direct monitoring of compliance through the University of Washington, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and UW Attending Veterinarian.
Contribute to clinical and scientific literature
Conduct or collaborate on clinical research to advance knowledge regarding nonhuman primate medicine and management.
Present information gained in local and national forums and peer-reviewed literature.
Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates, nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature.
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| Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. |
Ability to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Arizona.
Candidate must obtain USDA accreditation within 6 months of hiring.
A minimum of five years of clinical experience with clinical medicine of nonhuman primates to include at least 3 years managing a nonhuman primate animal care program in a complex research setting.
Clinical proficiency with nonhuman primates, and a high level of technical skills specific to nonhuman primates is imperative.
Understanding and proficiency across all related biosafety principles.
Experience with the development and allocation of animal resources.
Human resources experience such as hiring, training, and corrective actions.
Experience working effectively with a team of diverse personnel.
Ability to work independently in accordance with WaNPRC mission, vision and values while developing a team environment in a relatively remote location.
Demonstrated success at leading, organizing, coordinating and managing multiple concurrent and complex projects with deadlines.
Knowledgeable about animal facility design, equipment and maintenance.
The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively in English in both written and oral formats.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook, electronic animal medical records and web .
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
| 10 years experience in managing a nonhuman primate breeding program. |
10 years experience with the management of a laboratory animal program.
Extensive experience with teamwork, managing multiple priorities, and developing innovative solutions to problems.
Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM.)
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| Successful completion of health assessment at the UW's contracted Employee Health Clinic. The health assessment may include but is not limited to tuberculosis clearance, measles clearance, serum banking, immunizations, such as tetanus and vaccinia, physical exam and/or review of work health history, x-rays, and/or assessment to wear positive or negative respiratory protective equipment. These health assessments will be repeated periodically during work assignment. |
May be required to work with and take specific precautions, against and/or be immunized against potentially infectious agents. Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing. Employee is personally responsible for following health & safety and security policies/procedures, and staying current on all required training.
In addition, the employee is required to maintain all necessary licensing credentials as determined by State and Federal Law.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.