Charles River Laboratories
Apply your knowledge and experience in the animal science environment as you take your career to the next level! This is your opportunity to join our dedicated team of technicians supporting researchers from around the globe. Position located in Atlanta, GA.
Your primary role will include providing oversight and direction to technical staff. Maintain and monitor the health, post-operative care and physical environments within the sites varied animal care environment.
Provides oversight and direction to technical staff. Participate in interviewing process, investigations, performance reviews, corrective actions and termination process. Provides mentoring and development via constructive feedback. Establishes schedules to ensure clinical care and research related technical support is fulfilled on schedule. Verifies the vet tech support area tasks are completed daily. Assist the Vet Tech with ensuring that medications are pulled up and properly labeled with animal ID, medication name, date(s), and total number of doses. Attends weekly veterinary rounds.
Support and assist in the Quality Control Program by participating in inspections and providing resolution to findings. Work closely with Resident/Clinical Veterinarian(s) to perform daily health assessments of laboratory animals in the colony. Provides animal treatments as instructed. Performs in hour animal sampling (blood and tissue removal) as part of the internal health surveillance program and the bi-annual physical exams and TB placements. Provides technical support, to include: animal handling and restraint, oral administration, identification, injections, blood collection, TB placement, surgical preparation, pre-, peri- and post-operative support, euthanasia and assisting with research procedures. Maintains complete and accurate records of animal clinical cases. Prepares and submits written records, charts, and logs; generates procedure guidelines for staff and makes recommendations for SOP revisions.
Monitors environmental parameters and maintains written records, including room temperatures, light cycles and sanitation. Reports problems to the building maintenance department. Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures. Complies with safety policies and procedures and SDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances. Assists with the ordering, receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories. Ensures documentation is filed in a timely manner. (No more than 7 business days from generation of documentation). Reports maintenance issues pertaining to the vet tech areas to facilities maintenance.
High School Diploma or GED required. AA in Veterinary Technology or BS in Biology, Animal Science or related preferred. Minimum of 3 years related veterinary technician experience required with a variety of species. One year of experience in a leadership role required. LATG required. LVT highly desired.
Charles River offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive salary. Please apply online at www.jobs.criver.com Job ID 36410
820412:YRK: Animal Care Field Station
Job Number: 19329
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with radioactive materials or devices.
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has an immediate faculty opening for a Clinical Veterinarian, with a background and interest in laboratory animal medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of twelve veterinarians in the Yerkes Division of Animal Resources, which is responsible for the care and well-being of a large population of nonhuman primates. The Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) is a major biomedical research institution that is rapidly expanding with its main facilities at Emory University and 117 acre Field Station in Lawrenceville. The position will primarily be based at the Main Station on the Emory University campus. YNPRC veterinary staff provides preventative and clinical veterinary care for the nonhuman primate and rodent colony as well as research support to the resident and collaborating scientists in a diverse array of disciplines including immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, transplant medicine, imaging, psychobiology and other areas of research. The successful candidate will contribute to a wider range of IACUC, colony management, behavioral management and training activities and participate in the planning, design and or renovation of existing and new animal research facilities. S/he will contribute to the supervision of veterinary technicians and Emory's ACLAM residency training program.
The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from and AVMA accredited institution, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine, and have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine. S/he will also have excellent interpersonal and team building skills and strong written/oral communication skills. ACLAM certification or board eligibility is highly desirable, as are knowledge and hands on experience in surgical and medical procedures in nonhuman primates. Collaborative involvement with investigators is strongly encouraged and prior experience in an academic environment is a plus. An excellent remuneration package will be offered to the right individual.
This position is primarily based at the Yerkes Main Station in Atlanta Georgia, although the individual is part of the overall veterinary department that is based at both the Main Station and Field Station. The Associate Veterinarian at the Main Station works in collaboration with and reports directly to the Chief of Clinical Operations at the Main Station as well as the Associate Director of Animal Resources.
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Interested individuals must submit an online application by June 1, 2018 including a letter indicatingt their experience, research interests, and curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site.