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JOB DESCRIPTION: Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Staff Veterinary Scientist (Yerkes) performs a wide range of clinical and preventative veterinary medical services as needed. Such care will include clinical services to a variety of species. Areas of possible oversight include managed breeding, and clinical, surgical and anesthesia services. The Assistant Staff Veterinary Scientist will provide investigator support through advice and assistance regarding the conduct of animal studies, and will support university committees and activities impacting animal resources (e.g. the IACUC, chemical, radiation and biosafety committees). Teaching responsibilities will include the instruction of veterinary residents, veterinary technicians, animal care technicians, research staff and other necessary parties. The incumbent will assist in the maintenance of proper records and the generation of reports, applications, grants and the like. Expected to show scholarship and service to the university as appropriate. The management of direct or indirect reports may be required and training in the supervision of others is expected. Other duties, services and responsibilities as assigned. Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team in a team science context.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: DVM degree, with 2 years of experience or training in laboratory animal medicine (may include Postdoctoral Residency), and ACLAM board- eligible.
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has an immediate faculty opening for a Clinical (Assistant) Veterinarian, with a background and interest in laboratory animal medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of thirteen 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 located at Emory University and 117-acre Field Station in Lawrenceville. The position is split between the Field Station (FS) in Lawrenceville, Georgia and the Main Station (MS) in Atlanta, Georgia. YNPRC veterinary staff provides preventative and clinical veterinary care for the nonhuman primate and rodent colony as well as research support to the residents 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 veterinary residents in Emory's ACLAM residency training program.
The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from an 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 and 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.
This position will have responsibilities split between the Main Station in Atlanta, GA and the Yerkes Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with the week divided between the two sites. At the Main Station, the Assistant Veterinarian will work in collaboration with and report directly to the Chief of Clinical Operations and at the Field Station; the Assistant Veterinarian will work in collaboration with and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Animal Resources, Field Station, as well as the Associate Director of Animal Resources.
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