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Boston University SENIOR RESEARCH CLINICAL VETERINARIAN, NEIDL, BUMC Lab Animal Science Center. in Boston, Massachusetts

SENIOR RESEARCH CLINICAL VETERINARIAN, NEIDL, BUMC Lab Animal Science Center.



Category

Research

Job Location

Boston, MA

Tracking Code

3689

Salary Grade

Grade 53

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Description

Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) is a state-of-the-art high and maximum containment research facility in New England focused on understanding pathogens cause disease and is dedicated to developing diagnostics, vaccines and treatments to combat emerging and re-emerging disease threats. NEIDL laboratories are designed and constructed with the highest level of attention to community, lab safety and security.

Are you looking for a role in a team conducting innovative research with global health implications? You can make a significant impact in saving lives world-wide through our collaborative research at NEIDL while taking advantage of BU’s robust benefits package (https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/benefits/) .

The Senior Research Veterinarian has an essential role supporting the broader mission of Boston University Animal Science Center’s mission and will serve as a dedicated resource responsible to direct and oversee the ABSL-2, ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 research work at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). The incumbent will be responsible for a) providing direction to technical staff involved in daily care and clinical oversight/support for research animals, b) assisting investigators to develop and optimize both surgical and non-surgical animal models, c) advising and mentoring staff in their professional development, d) participating in disease diagnosis and experimentation in ABSL-2/3/4 research areas at NEIDL and finally, e) training staff to gain access and work in biocontainment. This position reports to the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Science Center (ASC). The individual is expected to provide some weekend on-call veterinary clinical coverage to the research animals at Boston University.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee a small team of up to four or five staff

  • Contribute to the strategic planning, ensure effective utilization of NEIDL resources, and, provide fiscal oversight and management of the animal research staff team and their operations

  • Monitor compliance of animal care with applicable institutional policies and SOPs

  • Participate in IBC and IACUC oversight activities

  • Oversee CDC and NIH audits

Advise researchers, IACUC members and staff in ensuring that the research activities comply with federal, state and local regulatory policies that are relevant to animal care and welfare.

Required Skills

  • Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification with post-graduate work experience at a ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program or equivalent

  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine within the US

  • Must be ACLAM Diplomate or be ACLAM boards-eligible

  • Require knowledge and hands-on experience (2+ years) in animal models of infectious diseases at ABSL-2, -3 and/or -4 levels

  • Preference will be given to those experienced in animal handling, dosing, sampling and capturing physiological/clinical pathology data measurements and in necropsy of research animals in a bio-containment facility.

  • Lab animal surgical expertise and research study execution skills are highly desirable.

  • Require multi-tasking and ability to work synergistically with other key stakeholders including EHS, Facilities, ROHP, Security and Investigators etc.,

  • Must meet requirements and qualifications to assume delegated program responsibility in NEIDL

  • Must meet requirements and qualifications for the Personnel Suitability and Reliability Program including DOJ/FBI background checks and SRA clearance in order to handle select agents and work in the biocontainment environment.

  • Manage duties outside of NEIDL biocontainment as assigned such as weekend duty rotation. Participate in ASC managerial and strategic initiatives as led by ASC Director.

Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to:

  • periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations

  • periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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