This role requires working fulltime on-site at the Skirball Center for Innovation based in Orangeburg, New York.
The Veterinarian provides daily veterinary care at SCI, provides preventive and ongoing clinical veterinary care for all SCI laboratory animals; oversees the anesthesia and surgical programs of the Center; and maintains all practices in accordance with AAALAC, USDA, OLAW and NY State Department of Health standards.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities over the animal care personnel in accordance with CRF’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues. Supervises Manager- Animal Care, Veterinary Technician I & II, and Animal Care Technician I positions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides veterinary care to all SCI laboratory animal species under supervision of the Director, Operations.
Assists in maintaining a comprehensive surgical and clinical veterinary care program that assures appropriate animal welfare, and provides high quality animal health care and support for a rapidly expanding pre-clinical research program focused on cardiovascular device development and testing, and the investigation of novel therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Prepares and maintains a variety of records concerning physical examinations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with study protocols and applicable regulations.
Participates in training and educational activities involving the use of animals for the SCI veterinary staff and research team.
Maintains interest in pursuing postgraduate training in laboratory animal medicine, and the training of veterinary students and post-doctoral associates.
Engages in multidisciplinary research activities including developing animal models, testing, analysis and publications with particular focus on veterinary cardiovascular medicine.
Maintains high professional standards.
Acts to promote the interests of the Foundation.
Provides guidance to technical veterinary staff and makes clinical decisions under the direction of the Director, Operations.
Assures compliance with the study protocol and any protocol amendments.
Records observations onto appropriate record forms.
Ensures adequate sanitary and health care precautions for all SCI research animals.
Documents any circumstance that may affect animal welfare, and/or the quality and integrity of a study.
Reports any health or medical condition that may adversely affect a study to the Director, Operations, Manager of Animal Care and Principal Investigator.
Additional duties as assigned
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN GLP STUDIES
Participates in study protocol development, approval and amendments as required.
Assures GLP compliance in the area of animal health by providing personnel oversight and documentation review.
Examines animals upon receipt and during the study for routine health evaluations and medical emergencies
Performs or oversees the performance of animal health care assessment prior to release for study enrollment in both non-GLP and GLP studies, and during the in-life phase of all pre-clinical studies.
Oversees all aspects of health assessment and health management of study animals, including diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, in communication with veterinary staff and study directors.
Participates in all aspects of veterinary care at SCI and satellite facilities.
Performs, or oversees performance of veterinary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in study animals as required.
Performs or assists in necropsies as required.
Compiles, organizes and prepares, or oversees the compilation, organization and preparation of animal health-related data for final report preparation.
Documents any circumstances that may affect animal welfare, and the quality and integrity of a study and assesses the impact on study outcome.
Assures corrective actions in the animal care and veterinary arena are made in a timely manner and documented in an appropriate manner.
Reviews clinical pathology results and health records of laboratory animals involved in both non-GLP and GLP studies. Communicates findings to veterinary staff and study directors as appropriate.
DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent.
Veterinary licensure in at least one state required (NY State preferred).
USDA Veterinary Accreditation required.
3-5 years of work experience in companion animal or mixed animal (sheep or swine preferred) clinical practice highly desired.
Experience in an animal research environment is desired but not mandatory
Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge of Microsoft products and any animal facility-related software.
Strong focus on flexibility, ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, good follow-up and judgment. Must be able to prioritize.
Must possess excellent communication and writing skills, patience, professionalism and ability to effectively interact with staff and management alike.
Ability to analyze complex information and solve problems relating to the proper care of laboratory animals.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to touch and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and listen. The position requires the employee to work for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds, along with members of his/her team. The vision requirements include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
The work environment is an indoor, climate-controlled animal facility. The lighting is appropriate. The noise level in certain animal areas can be above normal. There are hazards, and protective gear may be required to be worn or used. Stress levels in this job are high.
Choice of health plans include medical, Dental, and vision coverage
Company-paid short-term and long-term disability and life insurance
Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts
Pre-tax travel expenses through TransitChek program
Generous paid time off (PTO)
Ten paid holidays each year
The hiring range for this position is $125,000 - $155,000. The annual salary that will ultimately be offered to the successful candidate will depend on job-related knowledge, education, skills, and experience.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume.
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