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Senior Clinical Veterinarian/Clinical Veterinarian

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Veterinarian/Senior Clinical Veterinarian to join the team in either Sacramento, CA or Bar Harbor, ME! We are also offering a $10,000 sign on bonus for this role!*

 

The Senior Clinical Veterinarian directs the clinical care of sick and injured mice and works to assure JAX policies and procedures are appropriate to ensure the health and welfare of JAX mice; continued compliance with relevant laws and regulations (consistent with OLAW Assurance); and continued AAALACi accreditation.

 

This individual leads and participates in research projects in support of JMCRS and/or In Vivo Services, and may present courses or research results at conferences.

 

* Individuals must remain employed at JAX for one full year after receipt of sign on bonus to retain the signing bonus without repayment

 

Responsibilities

* Provides guidance and support in regards to veterinary clinical medicine. Leads Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine (CLAM) in Bar Harbor, veterinary technical support, and assists the Associate Veterinarian in leading Surgical Services.

* Participates as a veterinary member of the Animal Care and Use Committee including protocol review and policy writing.

* In conjunction with the JAX Trainers, provides biomethods training to animal care associates and research personnel.

* Responds to questions and concerns raised by JAX employees and customers related to the care, use, health, and welfare of mice. Assists the Sr. Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Manger of Regulatory Compliance in responding to and resolving animal care and welfare issues that threaten to compromise the Laboratory's ability to conduct animal research or distribute animals.

* Participates in and leads research studies in collaboration with JMCRS, In Vivo and other members of CMQ. Participates in writing research reports and where appropriate, may assist in applying for grant funding, internal or external.

* Works with Pathologists, Chief of Diagnostic Services, and Biosecurity Officer to investigate unusual clinical cases or cases involving known or suspected infectious disease. Also, signs/negotiates health certificates.

 

Qualifications

* DVM/VMD degree and a U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine; possesses qualifications needed to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Maine and to become certified by USDA in Maine.

* At least 2 years experience working as a laboratory animal veterinarian; completion of a laboratory animal residency program a plus.

* Certification in a relevant veterinary specialty, e.g., ACLAM

* Skill in reading and comprehending technical specifications, laws, and codes as they relate to regulatory compliance.

* Excellent initiative and organizational skills to prioritize complex tasks, projects, and workflow, and use independent judgment to make decisions regarding operations and deadlines.

* Possess traits of good judgment, confidentiality, and discretion with colleagues and constituents.

* Proven ability to analyze and synthesize information, and demonstrated resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change and/or eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects

* Demonstrated positive attitude and professional manner in all interactions; demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development

* Ability to communicate effectively with others in person and in writing to clearly exchange information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication

* Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to achieve exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication.

 

About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places... For full info follow application link.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 627296

Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

Updated On: Oct 22, 2021