New York University is one of the nation’s leading academic research institutions. It spans a history of excellence of over 180 years in teaching and scientific research. NYU is a category I Research University and one of only 60 institutions of higher education admitted to membership in the Association of American Universities. A major focus of research efforts at the University is the humane and ethical use of animals as models for basic biological processes both in normal and abnormal states. Abnormal states may result in illness from various origins that afflict both animal and humankind. The goal of research efforts using animals is to better understand the origins and mechanisms of life and to develop treatments and cures for afflicted members of society. Society expects through public opinion, ethicists, and regulatory agencies that animals used for research purposes are well cared for and humanely, ethically used during the research process and that a program to oversee such use be in place guided by veterinary specialists in the field. The position of Associate Director, Office of Veterinary Resources (OVR) will provide senior administrative and veterinary support for the research mission of the University encompassing humane and ethical research animal care and use at Washington Square campuses.
DVM/VMD degree; NY State Veterinary license; board eligibility or certification in Lab Animal Medicine or a relevant speciality; and effective interpersonal, management and organizational skills.
Completion of a recognized residency in laboratory animal medicine or 6 years experience working as a clinical verterinarian in a research program housing and using genetically engineered mice, other rodents/rabbits, dogs, or cats, or farm animals, and nonhuman primates.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
The position requires theoretical knowledge and competence in practice of clinical veterinary medicine and surgery and in the AVMA recognized specialty of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Requires knowledge of scientific method and animal models, ethics, humane use, and regulations related to biomedical research and tesing. The position is responsible to be familiar with acceptabel humane techniques and procedures specific to the use of animals in research. The responsibilities of the position require the ability to communicate in a collegial and professional manner to support staff, students, technical and research staff to include granduate and senior research scientists as well as senior administration staff. Required Education: The successful candidate will be a diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or its equivalence, licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York, and a USDA accredited veterinarian. Required Experience: The successful candidate should have at least 3 years’ experience in a senior management position in an AAALACI accredited animal care and use program. Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The successful candidate should have excellent veterinary clinical and surgical skills with emphasis on lab animal medicine and research.
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