West Virginia University seeks a laboratory animal Clinical Veterinarian who will work for the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) at WVU in Morgantown, WV. OLAR provides animal care for all animals used in biomedical research at WVU.
About the Opportunity
The Clinical Veterinarian will help administer an animal care and use program that is in regulatory compliance and exceeds USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC standards. This position will support training for research technicians, animal care staff, and research investigators, and will work closely with and supervise the OLAR veterinary technicians to provide state of the art veterinary care for research animals. The Clinical Veterinarian will provide IACUC protocol advice to PIs and research staff and will provide clinical and surgical support for research studies as appropriate. The Clinical Veterinarian will share rotating on-call duties with other WVU veterinarians and will help develop and maintain written and/or computerized records, SOPs, and policies regarding veterinary care and health surveillance programs and for regulatory compliance purposes.
West Virginia University is a land grant public institution with 303 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and an enrollment of approximately 27,367 students including 6,200 professional and graduate students. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing, Hospitals, the Eye Center, and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The HSC vivarium has recently been renovated and expanded and can accommodate a variety of species and experimental procedures. Morgantown has a population of over 30,855 people and is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and proximity to major cities, including Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.
We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
18 sick days per year (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof).
401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
Nationally competitive salary.
Allowance for moving expenses is available.
What you'll do:
Administer an animal care and use program that is in regulatory compliance and exceeds USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC standards.
Support training for research technicians, animal care staff, and research investigators, and work closely with and supervise the OLAR veterinary technicians to provide state of the art veterinary care for research animals.
Provide IACUC protocol advice to PIs and research staff and provide clinical and surgical support for research studies as appropriate.
Share rotating on-call duties with other WVU veterinarians and help develop and maintain written and/or computerized records, SOPs, and policies regarding veterinary care and health surveillance programs and for regulatory compliance purposes.
Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter describing your background, work philosophy, why you are interested in this position, and your future career plans; 2) a current resume
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Successful applicants at a minimum will hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited program or equivalent, and two (2) years of experience working with domestic, farm, and/or laboratory species.
Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience is expected, and ACLAM board certification or eligibility is preferred.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to develop collegial relationships with researchers, are essential to this position.
Current veterinary licensure in at least one state is required, with the expectation that WV licensure will be acquired within the first 6 months of employment.
Valid US driver’s license is required.
Medical Monitoring -- This position may or may not require Medical Monitoring, including periodic health monitoring and/or training.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.