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  • Senior Veterinarian/Asst. Division Chief

    Job Number
    19343
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    Department
    YRK: Vet Med Main Station
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with radioactive materials or devices.
    Required Documents
    Cover letter
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Associate Director of Animal Resources, the Senior Veterinarian provides clinical service, research support, training and administrative support including regulatory guidance and grant preparation to Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC), Emory University and external collaborators. Works with scientists, technicians and others. Works closely with Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Research Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Animal Records and Behavioral Management units as well as other units such as the Business Office and Information Technology. Performs other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine, and have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine. ACLAM certification or board eligibility is highly desirable, as are knowledge and hands on experience in surgical and medical procedures in nonhuman primates. prior experience in an academic environment is a plus.

    Additional Details

     

    The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has an immediate faculty opening for a Senior Veterinarian, with a background and interest in laboratory and nonhuman primate animal medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of twelve veterinarians in the Yerkes Division of Animal Resources, which is responsible for the care and well-being of a large population of nonhuman primates. The Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) is a major biomedical research institution that is rapidly expanding with its main facilities at Emory University and 117 acre Field Station in Lawrenceville. The position will primarily be based at the Main Station on the Emory University campus. YNPRC veterinary staff provides preventative and clinical veterinary care for the nonhuman primate and rodent colony as well as research support to the resident and collaborating scientists in a diverse array of disciplines including immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, transplant medicine, imaging, psychobiology and other areas of research. The successful candidate will contribute to a wider range of IACUC, colony management, behavioral management and training activities and participate in the planning, design and or renovation of existing and new animal research facilities. S/he will contribute to the supervision of veterinary technicians and Emory's ACLAM residency training program.

     

    This position is primarily based at the Yerkes Main Station in Atlanta Georgia, although the individual is part of the overall veterinary department that is based at both the Main Station and Field Station.   The individual will provide clinical, research support, administrative, training and regulatory expertise and services to YNPRC, Emory and their external collaborators.  The Assistant Division Chief works within many professional teams of scientists, technicians and others and, as such, requires strong collaborative skills such as communication, consultation and flexibility.  The Assistant Division Chief works closely with Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Research Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Animal Records and Behavioral Management units as well as other units such as the Business Office and Information Technology.  The Senior Veterinarian / Assistant Division Chief reports to the Associate Director of Animal Resources for administrative functions and works with the Chief of Clinical Operations for clinical duties.  

     

    The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from and AVMA accredited institution, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine, and have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine. S/he will also have excellent interpersonal and team building skills and strong written/oral communication skills. ACLAM certification or board eligibility is highly desirable, as are knowledge and hands on experience in surgical and medical procedures in nonhuman primates. Collaborative involvement with investigators is strongly encouraged and prior experience in an academic environment is a plus.  An excellent remuneration package will be offered to the right individual.

     

    Interested individuals must submit an online application by June 1, 2018, including a letter indicating their experience, research interests, and curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site.

     

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