RESEARCH CLINICAL VETERINARIAN, NEIDL,BUMC Lab Animal Science Center
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 8021
Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) is a state-of-the-art high and maximum containment research facility in the New England focused on understanding pathogens cause disease and is dedicated to developing diagnostics, vaccines and treatments to combat emerging and re-emerging disease threats. NEIDL laboratories are designed and constructed with the highest level of attention to community, lab safety and security.
Are you looking for a role as a member of a team conducting innovative research with global implications? You can make a significant impact in saving lives world-wide through our collaborative research at NEIDL while taking advantage of BU's robust benefits package .
The Research Clinical Veterinarian has an essential role supporting the broader mission of Boston University Animal Science Center's mission and will serve as a dedicated resource responsible to direct and oversee the ABSL-2, ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 research work at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). The incumbent will be responsible for a ) providing direction to technical staff involved in daily care and clinical oversight/support for research animals, b ) assisting investigators to develop surgical and non-surgical animal models, c ) advising and mentoring staff in their professional development, d ) participating in disease diagnosis and experimentation in ABSL-2/3/4 research areas at NEIDL and finally, e ) in training NEIDL staff to gain access and work in biocontainment. This position reports to the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Science Center (ASC). The individual is expected to provide weekend on-call veterinary clinical coverage to research animals at Boston University.
Additional Responsibilities Include:
Monitor compliance of animal care with applicable institutional policies and SOPs
Participate in relevant IACUC and animal welfare compliance activities
Advise researchers, IACUC members and staff in ensuring that the animal research activities comply with federal, state and local regulatory policies that are relevant to animal care and welfare
Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification with post-graduate work experience at a ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program or equivalent
Licensure to practice veterinary medicine within the US
Eligible to obtain or have completed ACLAM board certification
Require knowledge and/or interest in animal models of infectious diseases; any hands on experience at ABSL-2, 3 and/or -4 levels is a strong plus
Preference will be given to those experience in animal handling, dosing, sampling and capturing physiological/clinical pathology data measurements and in necropsy of research animals in ABSL-2 or higher level biocontainment research.
Lab animal surgical skills and research study execution skills are highly desirable.
Require multi-tasking and ability to work synergistically with other key stakeholders including EHS, Facilities, ROHP, Security and Investigators etc.,
Must meet requirements and qualifications to assume delegated program responsibility in NEIDL
Must meet requirements and qualifications for the Personnel Suitability and Reliability Program including DOJ/FBI background checks and SRA clearance in order to handle select agents and work in the biocontainment environment.
Manage duties outside of NEIDL biocontainment as assigned such as weekend duty rotation.
Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject
periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;
periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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