Requisition # 144163 (please see posting for complete job description list)
Job Location: WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, Arizona
Assist with the provision of oversight of the animal healthcare and preventative medicine program, and manage the Arizona Breeding Colony (ABC) Veterinary Services (VS) unit for nonhuman primates:
Provide surgical and anesthesia services for clinical or surgical needs. Major clinical surgeries, orthopedic surgeries, minor surgeries. Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents.
Train and guide animal staff in new or complex technical or surgical procedures. Train staff regarding the methods of anesthesia and maintenance of anesthesia to support veterinary and research staff activities.
Care of sick or injured animals may include evaluation of the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, treatment direction, humane endpoints and follow-up care of clinical cases. This includes providing on-call after hours veterinary care on a rotating schedule.
Assist with developing budgets and managing colony expenditures. Assist with writing grants and reports.
This position has leadership and managerial responsibilities for the personnel, programs and facilities at the ABC. Work closely with the Animal Program Manager, Facilities Manager, Clinical Veterinarians and Direct supervision of the veterinary service staff and assist with supervising other technical staff.
Assure that the veterinary staff is in compliance with training regarding safety, regulatory issues, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs.)
Participate in the site visits and inspections by regulatory agencies.
Direct monitoring of compliance through the University of Washington, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and UW Attending Veterinarian.
Contribute to clinical and scientific literature Conduct or collaborate on clinical research to advance knowledge regarding nonhuman primate medicine and management.
Present information gained in local and national forums and peer-reviewed literature.
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates.
Ability to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Arizona.
Candidate must obtain USDA accreditation within 6 months of hiring.
A minimum of five years of clinical experience with clinical medicine of nonhuman primates to include at least 3 years managing a nonhuman primate animal care program in a complex research setting.
Clinical proficiency with nonhuman primates, and a high level of technical skills specific to nonhuman primates is imperative.
Understanding and proficiency across all related biosafety principles.
Human resources experience such as hiring, training, and corrective actions.
10 years experience in managing a nonhuman primate breeding program.
10 years experience with the management of a laboratory animal program.
Extensive experience with teamwork, managing multiple priorities, and developing innovative solutions to problems.
Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM.)
The Center’s mission is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.
To meet this mission, the WaNPRC supports biomedical research activities, professional research staff, specifically bred and maintained nonhuman primate colonies, and dedicated facilities and equipment... required for nonhuman primate research protocols.
To support translational and pre-clinical biomedical research utilizing nonhuman primates with emphasis in the areas of AIDS-related research, developmental biology, functional genomics, immunology, reproductive biology, neurophysiology, international studies, transplantation and stem cell biology, virology, and development of primate disease models. These major areas of research serve as focal points for the core and affiliate research program.
To provide a complete, inclusive spectrum of resources necessary for successful implementation of nonhuman primate protocols.
To provide efficient and effective access to the resources of the Center to the local, regional, national, and international primate research community.
To continue to become more cost efficient, evaluating long-term research resource needs, and implementing organizational and resource changes to best accommodate those requirements.
To maintain and expand the Center’s affiliate and core scientist roster to increase the use of nonhuman primate models in biomedical research as well as provide additional scientific resources for the broader research community.
Dissemination of Information
To disseminate information regarding nonhuman primate use and research findings to scientists throughout the biomedical research community.
To provide comprehensive and appropriate training programs for scientists, staff, and students regarding nonhuman primate research, safety, biohazards, and the proper care and use of nonhuman primates in research.