This position involves responsibility for overseeing all veterinary tasks and procedures associated with UWM’s Animal Care Program, including medical care for research animals, IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) operations, AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) accreditation, monitoring, records maintenance, education/training, reporting, and providing information required for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and UWM policies. Current research animals at UWM include mice, rats, frogs and fish. Primary responsibilities include: 1. Supporting the Animal Resource Center (ARC) facilities, including management of the operating budget. Animal Care operations are 365 days a year, 24 hours per day in multiple UWM buildings and sites. 2. Providing veterinary care to research animals at UWM 3. Managing activities and support of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Aquatic Animal Vertebrate Organism Committee and the ARC Policy Committee. 4. Applying an understanding of animal research veterinary procedures and care, Federal regulations and guidelines in order to provide education and training for UWM faculty, staff, students and the IACUC members. 5. Coordinating and working collaboratively with other department compliance activities – Biological Safety, Human Research Protections, Radiation Safety, and Chemical Safety 6. Staying current with all federal, state and local and university system regulations regarding lab animal use 7. Communication with UWM leadership, faculty, staff and students related to animal care, IACUC reviews and submissions, post approval reviews, compliance, training, AAALAC accreditation, and related issues and concerns. Information about UWM’s Animal Care Program can be found here: https://uwm.edu/animal-care/
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) - License to practice veterinary medicine in Wisconsin or eligible to apply - Accreditation through the National Accreditation Program by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture)/APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) in Wisconsin or eligible for this - License to purchase controlled substances or eligible to apply for a practioner license - Experience and/or education related to research animal care and/or facilities - Evidence of strong communication skills, i.e. the ability to organize and present information in a logical manner. - Demonstrated experience using a variety of computer systems/programs (including web based business applications) and/or creating/updating web sites
- Demonstrated experience working in an AAALAC accredited Animal Care Program - Experience managing an IACUC and/or applying Animal Care Regulations (OLAW (Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare), USDA, APHIS, etc.) - Experience managing and developing department budgets - Demonstrated experience conducting program/space audits or post approval reviews - Experience with other research compliance topics – Biological Safety, Chemical Safety, and/or Radiation Safety - Experience with aquatic species. - Evidence of experience serving on committees, including developing agendas and minutes.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
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