The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and
supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at the
Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) and affiliated facilities.
This person will also provide professional expertise in a
collaborative research manner to investigators at FAS for
animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects.
The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) and affiliated facilities. This person will also provide professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at FAS for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects.
About the Office of Animal Resources (OAR): Harvard University is an academic institute with a robust and diverse research program that conducts clinical, population, translational, and basic biomedical research. The OAR provides state-of-the-art animal facilities and along with other core resources such as an in-house genome modification facility, several imaging facilities, and sequencing facilities creates a dynamic academic research environment that fosters the development of cutting edge research programs.
Job Code: 392190 Researchr,Phys/Med/Basc Sci Sr
Responsibilities include training research staff on various components of proper animal use, such as preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection. This position will further participate in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations on animal welfare and support current accreditation standards including. This will include serving as a voting member or alternate on the FAS IACUC.
This position will also advise OAR and investigative staff on preventive animal health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, and surveillance of rodent colonies for infectious agents. Performing routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout FAS and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and extramural satellite facilities where FAS/SEAS animals are maintained (Cambridge, Allston, Concord Field Station, etc.) is also expected.
A veterinary degree from an accredited veterinary school (DVM/VMD), licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in MA
- Eligibility for USDA accreditation in MA, or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal certification exam.
- The person in this position must also have strong interpersonal skills, and strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.
- Candidates should demonstrate their ability to train, motivate, and supervise both laboratory animal technicians, as well as administrative staff.
- Ideally, the candidate should be familiar with computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems.
- Fiscal responsibilities will include maximizing department resources and developing appropriate control of departmental expenses.
The position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products.
Job Function: Research
Sub Unit: NA
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Department: Office of Animal Resources
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Salary Grade: 090
Pre-Employment Screening: Criminal, Education, Identity, License/Cert.
Schedule: Monday - Friday; 6:30 am - 3:00 pm, as well as on-call or on-site weekends and holidays.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.