Staff Veterinarian

Location
Princeton, NJ
Posted
Feb 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University


Department
Laboratory Animal Resources - 51713  

Position Summary
Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Director/University Attending Veterinarian, the Staff Veterinarian will provide veterinary services and management of all phases of healthcare for University animals. The staff veterinarian must have the highest standards of professional integrity and comply with all University policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations. This position offers professional development opportunities to attend selected regional and national meetings on laboratory animal science and medicine.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Primary responsibility for clinical veterinary care of all laboratory animals, including aquatic species, rodents, and non-human primates
- Provide veterinary oversight for clinical care programs under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, including regular consultation with researchers and their staff
- Shared on-call responsibility during evenings and weekends (approximately 60% of on call)
- Attend, perform, and advise on surgery, surgical techniques, and anesthesia
- Perform veterinary review and consultation with investigators for all IACUC protocols
- Develop and deliver training for LAR staff, PI's, research staff, and members of IACUC
- Supervise veterinary technicians and transgenic breeding technician responsible for providing clinical and technical services
- Write, review and update veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOP's as required
- Oversee quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
- Serve as the designee of the Attending Veterinarian as requested
- Represent the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues
- Assist with special projects and duties as necessary
The position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents. The staff veterinarian must be licensed to practice in at least one state. The position also requires that an individual is able to lift 50lb.  

Essential Qualifications
Essential Qualifications

Candidate must have a Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) and be licensed to practice in at least one state (preferably New Jersey) and be willing to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey.

Candidate must be knowledgeable of all applicable state, federal and local laws that regulate animal use in research.

Candidate must have a minimum of 3+ years' experience working in laboratory animal medicine.
Competence in operating software programs: word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and analytical skills are required.

Flexibility, adaptability, and negotiation acumen are key traits necessary to the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator with ability to collaborate, supervise and motivate under stressful conditions.

Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.  

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Board certified or actively working towards board certification
Two or more years of supervisory experience
Experience with electronic protocol management systems (Topaz/Granite) and electronic medical records  

Directory Title
Staff Veterinarian  
Job Function
Administrative or Professional  
Grade
ADM 080  
Standard Hours
Not Applicable  
Full-time/Part-time
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
 
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
 
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
 
Eligible for Overtime
No  
Benefits Eligible
Yes  
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
 
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Resume/CV
Cover Letter  
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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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