Assistant Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine, AC track

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Assistant Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine, AC track, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology

This position will ensure expert veterinary care within the University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) group in the University of Pennsylvania and training of veterinary students, interns and residents in the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) in the Department of Pathobiology. This commitment entails working as part of a 7-veterinarian and 13-veterinary technician team to provide veterinary care for a daily population of more than 120,000 animals belonging to 6 schools across approximately 16 ULAR-managed spaces and 30 satellite housing facilities. In addition to a daily census of 40,000 mouse cages and 1,000 rat cages, other species on the Philadelphia campus include 3 species of nonhuman primates, sheep, swine, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, shrews, fish, frogs, and birds. The successful candidate will provide veterinary care and ensure humane animal use according to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee-approved protocols for a wide range of species being used for research and teaching on the Philadelphia campus. S/he will play a critical role in problem-solving when unexpected results or experimental problems arise with research animals by helping Principal Investigators and members of scientific laboratories understand what role illness or other problems with animals may have played in such unexpected results. S/he will ensure that animals are provided with anesthesia and analgesia according to approved protocols and will assist in making euthanasia decisions under the supervision of the Attending Veterinarian. The successful candidate will also take an active role in teaching the specialty of laboratory animal medicine to 6 DLAM Residents through both didactic and one-on-one teaching during the provision of veterinary care. In this role s/he will serve as course coordinator and major lecturer in the DLAM Seminar course "Diseases of Laboratory Animals" which includes a weekly one-hour lecture and covers major diseases and zoonoses of all major research animal species. Additional teaching duties will include mentoring veterinary students in senior rotations and presenting challenging and interesting cases to veterinary groups within and beyond Penn. The successful candidate will additionally provide lectures for the DLAM seminar course "Taxonomy, Biology, Anatomy and Husbandry of Laboratory Animals", which is presented in alternate years.

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The search committee will begin considering applications immediately. The anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 3/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time