Indiana University School of Medicine, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, ACLAM
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent
Salary: Commensurate with experience
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 12571
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a high-energy, motivated, and customer service oriented individual to join our team as a non-tenured Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian and Assistant Director. Our AAALAC International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including six veterinarians.
Faculty appointment ranking will be as an Assistant Scientist. This is a non-tenure research track faculty position.
Overall duties will include but are not limited to: provision of clinical care, colony health surveillance and diagnostic services for rodents and other animal species, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation. Investigator assistance includes advisement on the conduct of technical services, breeding colony management, study design, and general administrative procedures.
Veterinary Duties (~70%):
Provide preventative, clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities affiliated with IUSM
Maintain animal care documents and other records in a manner ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations
Participate in animal health surveillance programs and assist with imports and exports
Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing and care of animals
Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare
Participate in training programs for animal husbandry and research personnel
Assist the Attending Veterinarian by establishing and implementing effective quality control systems for animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards; assist in SOP and policy development
Provide clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students on the care of laboratory animals
Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as in immune-compromised, gnotobiotic, agricultural, or ABSL-3 restricted areas, as needed
Work closely with a facility supervisor partner as a team to solve complex challenges impacting the unit
Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis
Perform direct and indirect supervision of staff (lateral leadership), including human-resource related responsibilities such as time-management, scheduling, goal-setting, mentoring, career development, and performance management
Regulatory Duties (~30%):
Assist the IUSM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian in maintaining compliance with all applicable federal and state animal care and use regulations as well as IUSM university policies.
Assist in maintenance of AAALAC International accreditation.
Support various IACUC activities including but not limited to veterinary review of protocols, facility inspections, lab inspections, program review, and post-approval monitoring.
Provide consultation and mentorship to investigators regarding anesthesia, analgesia, breeding, and other study-related needs related to protocol development.
Serve on other campus regulatory committees as assigned.
Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree is required.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian or a minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (in private practice, or in an institutional/academic/industry setting), however new veterinary graduates will also be considered. The candidate must be able to obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment.
To apply or learn more, visit website:
Contact Dr. Robin Crisler for questions at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Indiana University School of Medicine, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, ACLAM
Research programs at IUSM encompass a broad range of biomedical research activities, including cardiovascular disease models, alcoholism, hematopoietic cancer, behavioral research, and gene therapy. As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.