The University of Connecticut invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our Animal Care Services Team. Under the general direction of the Attending Veterinarian, the clinical veterinarian has responsibility for the day–to-day management of veterinary care and animal use, including, but not limited to the following programmatic areas: veterinary care, regulatory compliance, education, training and research. This position provides support for the animal care and use programs on both the Storrs and UConn Health campuses.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists with the management of a diverse, campus-wide animal care and use program.
- Provides clinical and surgical veterinary care.
- Works with the investigators to identify specific needs for animal care and as needed, provides assistance in the design and execution of specific procedures.
- Keeps abreast of new technology advances in the care and treatment of laboratory animals and provides in-service training to staff and other research personnel.
- Maintains preventative health programs that may include species-specific quarantine, sentinel programs, and annual health examinations.
- Serves as an alternate member of the IACUC.
- Supports the Attending Veterinarian in ensuring compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, National Institute of Health (NIH) Guidelines, AAALAC International accreditation requirements and other applicable policies, regulations, and guidelines.
- Provides on-call service on a rotating basis.
- Performs other duties as required.
- DVM or VMD.
- Current or previous license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state and able to obtain licensure in Connecticut within one year of hire.
- Clinical experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
- Familiarity with the AAALAC accreditation process.
- Ability to work professionally, cooperatively, and effectively with a diverse workforce such as: faculty, technicians, animal care workers, students, inspectors, regulators, and veterinarians. Superior interpersonal skills are essential.
- Must be able to be on-call for weekends on a rotating basis, and occasional holiday work is required.
- An annual vaccination against influenza is required.
- DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited institution.
- Completion of postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience.
- Board Certification or eligible by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
- Experience working in a research intensive academic setting.
This is a full time, 12 month position with an excellent benefits package. This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff. The successful candidate must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.
Applications must be submitted through the UConn Jobs website: https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ (under Staff Positions), and should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, preferred contact information, and the names and contact information for three (3) references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018397)
For confidential inquiries or additional information please contact:
Laurie Pudlo, MPS HRM
Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Connecticut
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 18, 2018.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.