We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) to serve as assistant to the attending veterinarian. This position is anticipated within the Veterinary Science program in the Division of Laboratory Operations, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York. The Wadsworth Center is a large public health research organization serving New York State government. More information about the Wadsworth Center may be found at:
The selected candidate will serve as the assistant to the attending veterinarian providing routine and emergency veterinary care in compliance with all federal and state regulations; prevent, diagnose, control and treat animal diseases and injuries; observe animals routinely to assess their health and well-being; supervise the care and monitoring of animals involved in research and in quarantine, barrier, and Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL) 2 and 3 biocontainment vivaria; determine the needs for animal housing facilities, equipment, and services and communicate those needs to the Center; guide and educate Principal Investigators, veterinary technicians and caretakers, and other personnel involved in the care and use of animals; maintain accurate records and documentation required for research, IACUC, and AAALAC; provide pre- and post-procedural care in accordance with established veterinary medical procedures; participate in applied research projects; support Center committees and activities impacting laboratory animal resources (Chemical, Radiation, and Biosafety committees); and participate in audits of the facilities by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), and AAALAC. Duties also include collaborating with research teams on development and planning; data interpretation; and promoting regulatory compliance. Travel between facilities is required.
Qualified candidates must possess a Doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine; two years of experience as a clinical veterinarian in a private practice or laboratory animal setting; New York State licensure to practice veterinary medicine and/or a license to practice veterinary medicine, in good standing, in at least one state and eligible for New York State licensure within one year of hire; the ability to obtain Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration; and a valid driver’s license. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification (or eligibility for ACLAM board certification); a practitioner’s DEA license for dispensing controlled substances in New York State; experience in an animal research environment; and familiarity with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) international accreditation process and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) are preferred.
Appointment to the Research Scientist 4, Grade 27 ($90,375) is contingent upon position approval and is open to individuals eligible to work in the US. A generous fringe benefits package is also included. Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their interest and qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three professional references to: Patricia Carola, Biggs Lab Administration, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, P.O. Box 509, Albany, NY 12201-0509; firstname.lastname@example.org. AA/EOE.
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