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Faculty Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Office of Laboratory Animal Resources

Faculty Fellow

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Nature of Work

The Faculty Fellow provides veterinary care for the CU Denver | Anschutz animal care and use program through the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources.  The Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) is the administrative arm of the CU Denver animal care and use program with specific responsibility for regulatory requirements, veterinary oversight of animal care, provision for training needs in appropriate animal care and use, IACUC support, and the organizational point of contact for extra-mural animal related interactions (AAALAC, USDA, OLAW, public, etc.). The individual serving in this position assists in providing veterinary care and assuring regulatory compliance for the use of animals in biomedical research at CU Denver | Anschutz. 

Supervision Received

The intern will report directly to the internship training program director, who is a veterinarian board certified in laboratory animal medicine. In addition, the intern will be supervised by other veterinarians, who are board certified in laboratory animal medicine as well. The intern’s research project will also be supervised by one of the veterinarians.   

Examples of Work Performed

The Faculty Fellow’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides veterinary care to a variety of research species initially under supervision and then autonomously with a senior clinical veterinarian always available for consult.
  • Assists with implementation and oversight of animal care programs.
  • Performs mentored research project.
  • Assists in research and animal care staff training.
  • Provides consultation and instruction to investigators and staff in animal care and use.
  • May lead and train staff performing related work.
  • Assists in reviewing animal research proposals.
  • Participates in IACUC meetings and inspections.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry requirements, methods, and techniques.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of animal surgical techniques.
  • Ability to assess and treat medical conditions in a wide variety of animals.
  • Ability to maintain safety and infection control standards.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborations and working relationships with a variety of persons, internal and external to the department and institution.
  • Leadership skills for effective planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ability to work effectively under general direction or guidelines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring ratefor this position has been established at $46,000 .

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

 Minimum Requirements

    D.V.M. (or equivalent) from an AVMA – Accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.License to practice in at least one state within the U.S.Previous training and /or experience in laboratory animal medicine. 
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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