Senior Staff Veterinarian

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The BMS Veterinary Sciences (VS) department located in New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ, both USDA and AAALAC accredited research facilities, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a clinical focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team involved in all aspects of the veterinary care program for large and small animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple thematic research centers.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to animal welfare, promotion and transparency of biomedical research, the 3Rs, and will be actively engaged in the BMS Culture of Care. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate and model strong collaborative skills across sites and teams, and will directly contribute to team success at both the New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ sites. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working independently on clinical veterinary cases and be able to assist with training staff on the veterinary care and husbandry of research animals as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and policies as set by the IACUC.

The Senior Staff Veterinarian’s responsibilities will include:
  • Providing daily clinical support at our Discovery site in Lawrenceville, NJ and our Nonclinical Safety Evaluation site in New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Responsibilities include model development for research groups;conducting and interpreting laboratory procedures including electrocardiography and ophthalmoscopy in a Drug Safety environment;
  • Performing or providing oversight of surgical procedures; maintaining high quality health care and records for all laboratory animals;
  • Authoring standard operating procedures, guidelines, and research reports; assisting with experimental protocol design and review of IACUC protocols;
  • Providing professional consultations and scientific support to investigators;
  • Participating in the rodent health monitoring and vendor animal health quality assurance programs; providing supervision of veterinary scientists;
  • Implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; and participation in a rotating on-call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage.

These responsibilities are conducted in compliance with FDA and/or USDA regulations and guidelines to maintain AAALAC Accreditation. This position will require the employee to work with chemical, radiological, or biological agents that may be hazardous to health if mishandled. Employees will be required to follow all safety procedures and use personal protective clothing/equipment where specified.

  • DVM or VMD or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US; Board certification or board eligibility from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or other recognized AVMA specialty certification including but not limited to: American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW) is preferred
  • Understanding of the biology and medicine of laboratory animals as acquired by completion of a post-doctoral program in laboratory animal medicine or another veterinary specialty is strongly desired
  • Applicable clinical experience with a wide range of species
  • Practical understanding of the use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to zoonotic agents
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and ability to reach independent, reasoned solutions
  • Ability to successfully collaborate and develop effective working relationships with research and VS staff from diverse educational and technical backgrounds
  • Travel required to support both the New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ sites. Travel for training or other business needs with consecutive nights away from home may additionally occur.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals is strongly desired.
  • Experience working in a GLP environment is preferred

Why You Should Apply

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