Harvard Medical School
Job posting number: #7138903 (Ref:hh-62107BR)
Posted: April 9, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position DescriptionReporting directly to the Assistant/Associate Director of Veterinary Services, the Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for the clinical care and well-being of the research animal colonies. The individual conducts clinical rounds of the vivaria and participates in ensuring program compatibility and adherence to all federal and state regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards at all times. Review and approval of animal research protocols as part of the IACUC process is a significant responsibility. The individual works as part of a team with other staff in HCCM as well as with adjacent departments such as the Office of the IACUC, Campus Planning & Facilities, and compliance groups for overall programmatic continuity and consistency.
- Provide veterinary care and preventive medicine through clinical rounds and direct surveillance of animal research colonies including on-call weekend rotation
- Provide IACUC protocol review and veterinary consultation of animal experimentation protocols with research laboratory personnel
- Assist in the development and delivery of animal research facility programs and projects operated in compliance with federal and state regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards
- Participate in the training and development of the veterinary technical team, staff and researchers
- Assist the Assistant/Associate Director in the maintenance and development of the colony health surveillance and biosecurity programs including quarantine programs and vendor surveillance
- Write and review veterinary standard operating procedures and assist in the development of program policy
- Perform or assist with surgical procedures and post-operative care as necessary in support of nonhuman primate colonies
- Other duties as assigned
- This position requires a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited program;
- ACLAM certification or board eligibility via an ACLAM-certified training program;
- 3 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine beyond the DVM degree.
- License to practice veterinary medicine in the US is required.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- Significant experience with nonhuman primates is strongly preferred.
- The person in this position must also have excellent interpersonal skills, and strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.
- The individual should be outgoing with social skills commensurate with providing services and outreach programs for a diverse research user base.
Additional InformationThis position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.
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Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
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