Applications are invited for the position of Attending Veterinarian for Laboratory Animals (Assistant / Associate / Research Professor) within the Animal Resource Program (ARP) at The Pennsylvania State University. This position is based out of the University Park Campus located in State College, PA.
The ARP is an interdisciplinary research support program that provides animal care and veterinary support to over 20 departments, 5 colleges, and 500+ investigative faculty and staff. The ARP has a faculty and staff of 30 individuals including 4 veterinarians and 2 veterinary technicians who manage space and provide animal care in 12 campus vivaria including gnotobiotic and ABSL-3 facilities. The ARP provides veterinary oversight for laboratory animals, agricultural animals, and wildlife at University Park as well as several outlying campuses. The University Park animal care program is fully accredited by AAALAC International, including the program for agricultural animals and wildlife.
This position holds an 80%, non-tenure line, faculty appointment reporting to the Director of the ARP. This veterinarian will work closely with the ARP’s veterinary faculty and staff to assist in assuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies regarding the care and use of animals in research and teaching for all Penn State Campuses excluding the College of Medicine at Hershey. Responsibilities include veterinary clinical care of laboratory animals; oversight of the rodent health surveillance program; disease surveillance and biosecurity; and oversight or performance of clinical procedures including anesthesia and surgery, collection and/or analysis of clinical samples, and necropsies. The veterinarian will share emergency and on-call responsibilities with other ARP faculty. Additional responsibilities include the hands-on training of research and animal care staff, reviewing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols as an IACUC member, and assisting with post-approval monitoring. The veterinarian will provide collaborative assistance to investigators on grants and research contracts, will assist with animal model development, and will serve on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). In addition, the veterinarian will be responsible for working with staff across multiple compliance and administrative offices such as College of Medicine, Office for Research Protections, Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Physical Plant, Occupational Health and Safety, and others as necessary.
The position also holds a 20%, non-tenure line, faculty appointment reporting to the Chair of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences within the College of Agricultural Sciences. This appointment carries responsibilities for teaching and academic advising in the pre-veterinary curriculum.
To apply, please visit https://hr.psu.edu/careers and submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Inquiries may be directed to Todd A. Jackson, DVM, DACLAM (firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-814-863-7778), Director of the ARP and chair of the search committee. Reviews of applications will start in November of 2023 and continue until the position has been filled.
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Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to tuition discounts (75% discount for spouse and children), and paid holidays. Please visit https://hr.psu.edu/current-employee/benefits for more detailed information.
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Qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited school and completion of a formal training program approved by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), or equivalent qualifications and experience. ACLAM board certification is preferred. The veterinarian must have a veterinary license to practice in the United States with the expectation that a Pennsylvania veterinary license and federal category II accreditation within Pennsylvania and DEA controlled substance licensure would be obtained within 1 year. Outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with a diverse population are required.
This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.
Penn State is a major, public, land-grant research university with research activity exceeding $1 billion annually. The University Park campus is located within the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of central Pennsylvania. State College and the surrounding communities are home to approximately 100,000 people, including over 45,000 students. The area is popular for its mountains, parks, streams, and superb sporting and recreational opportunities. State College has an excellent educational system and offers many cultural events.