The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at Northwestern University seeks a veterinarian for appointment at the Clinical or Senior Clinical Veterinarian level. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in large animal clinical medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. This position has an emphasis on research support and collaboration with investigators for the development, implementation, and refinement of a diverse array of clinically intensive animal models. Experience or interest in surgical cardiovascular models, interventional cardiology, and echocardiography is highly desired. Faculty appointment as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology is also available depending on the qualifications of the applicants.
Clinical Veterinarians provide medical and surgical care for laboratory animals including, anesthesia and surgical support for both large and small animals. Additionally, they perform gross necropsy evaluations as part of the program for animal health surveillance and disease control. Clinical veterinarians also review protocols submitted by investigators as part of the IACUC review process, assist researchers in the development and preparation of IACUC protocols and assists in the development of SOPs and other documents for CCM and the IACUC. Veterinarians deliver various modes of training for CCM and research staff that use animals in research.
Implements the program for clinical evaluation and management of experimental animals requiring veterinary care.
Provides anesthesia and surgical support for large and small animal surgery.
Performs clinical examinations of incoming and colony animals.
Performs gross necropsy evaluations as part of the programs for animal health surveillance and disease control.
Participates in the rotating on-call schedule.
Reviews protocols submitted by Principal Investigators (PI's) involving animal use in research, teaching and testing as part of the review by the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC). Assists researchers in the development and preparation of IACUC protocols.
Assists with the development and revision of Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and Guidelines for CCM and the IACUC.
Delivers lectures, laboratories and other teaching and training as appropriate on the care and use of laboratory animals in research for CCM staff, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, investigators, laboratory personnel and other research personnel within Northwestern University.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Please Note: Although based primarily on the Chicago campus, the position will require some travel between campuses. This is an exempt position requiring occasional availability on weekends and after normal working hours. The position requires shared on-call with the other veterinarians and requires enrollment in the CCM occupational health program.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from a college accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or successful completion of the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates program.
Hold a current and valid license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
Two years of formal postdoctoral training or one year of postdoctoral training plus one year of experience in the practice of institutional laboratory animal medicine (or other relevant experience).
Working knowledge of United States laboratory animal regulatory requirements.
Eligible to sit for the board exam in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or foreign equivalent.
The Center for Comparative Medicine is a core service, teaching, and training unit dedicated to supporting humane animal care and use in research and education at Northwestern University. We provide quality animal care and promote animal welfare and regulatory compliance through efficient operations and positive collaborations with faculty, students, and staff.
Northwestern University is a private research university with 12 schools and more than 21,000 students across three campuses. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, research thrives at Northwestern University, with teams working to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations.