The Salk Institute Animal Resources Department (ARD) has one (1) position open for a Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) starting September 6th, 2021. The program is designed to prepare veterinarians for a career in LAM. The residency is approved by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and fulfills eligibility requirements for the ACLAM certifying examination. The resident will rotate within the ARD services and gain experience in the medical, surgical, anesthetic and behavioral management of a variety of laboratory animal models used at the Institute, including, but not limited to, mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, naked mole rats and nonhuman primates. Residents will have the opportunity to spend time at collaborating institutions in San Diego and elsewhere to be exposed to other species. Residents will also participate in the activities of the Salk IACUC. The residency is a 36-month program with a 24-month period dedicated to clinical activities and a 12-month period largely focusing on basic or laboratory animal research. A full description of the program can be found at: https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/.
Interested persons should apply to this position via https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/ before July 16, 2021. Selected applicants will be required to furnish a cover letter stating career goals and their curriculum vitae, veterinary and graduate school transcripts, and the names, addresses, e?mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references (additional references may be required).
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DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA?accredited school (or completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements);
Strong Interest in laboratory animal medicine and developing expertise in research;
License to practice veterinary medicine in California or another US state in good standing. Capable of getting licensed in California within 90 days of hire;
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment;
Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
Rotating weekend duties required;
Must be able to work in a controlled environment wearing personal protective attire;
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to: TB Testing/Clearance (every six months / twice a year)/Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)/Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)/Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)/Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)/Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)/Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)/Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards.
About Salk Institute for Biological Studies
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.