We are currently seeking a skilled Veterinary Scientist with a strong background in lab animal (in vivo) research and expertise in surgical techniques. This pivotal role involves supporting the development and maintenance of in vivo models to screen therapeutics and devices for various disorders. Proficiency in surgical procedures, dosing, and sampling techniques will be crucial to facilitate protocol development and enhance preclinical studies.
This position requires a broad knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of small and large animals to help develop and support in vivo models for screening therapeutics and devices intended for various disorders. The ideal candidate should possess experience in surgical, dosing, and sampling techniques. Additionally, the Veterinary Scientist will be responsible for assisting in the clinical care of animals in surgical studies, including post-operative monitoring and evaluations.
Other Key Functions Include:
– Providing surgical support and offering expertise in anesthesia, surgical procedures, and analgesics to facilitate protocol development.
– Offering clinical and technical support to both internal and external stakeholders regarding surgical models and related services.
– Taking on the role of Research Lead or Study Director for preclinical studies in various species.
– Assisting in the preparation and review of study protocols and reports.
– Contributing to activities related to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), such as protocol review, program assessment, and facility inspections.
– Contributing to efforts ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards for animal care and use (e.g., USDA, FDA, and AAALAC).
– Providing training to staff on in-vivo procedures.
– Making recommendations and participating in the establishment and improvement of veterinary and animal care standards.
– Administering controlled substances and maintaining accurate records.
– Potentially developing new surgical techniques or procedural enhancements suitable for research studies.
– Undertaking special projects and providing support for administrative tasks as necessary.
– Essential background in lab animal (in vivo) research with a specific focus on surgical techniques.
– Capability to perform study responsibilities across multiple species with minimal supervision.
– Flexibility to accommodate various schedules, hours, and provide comprehensive coverage as needed, including after-hours and on-call support.
– Strong communication skills for effective interaction with internal teams and external clients, coupled with meticulous attention to detail.
– Demonstrated strong work ethic, self-motivation, and adaptability in a dynamic team environment.
– Preferred degree in veterinary medicine (BVM or DVM).
– Consideration given to graduate-level degrees (e.g., M.S./Ph.D.) in pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences, or pharmacology.
– Minimum of 5-7 years of pertinent industry experience, dependent on educational background.
– Preference for experience with both small and large animals.
– Familiarity with imaging modalities (e.g., TEE, C-arm) will be advantageous.
– Comprehensive understanding of GLP study execution and documentation requirements.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that allows employees to tailor benefits to their individual needs, including:
– Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Plan with Employer Contribution
– Health Reimbursement Account Funded by Employer
– Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
– 100% Employer Paid Employee Life and AD&D Insurance
– Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance for Employee, Spouse & Child(ren)
– 100% Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability
– 401k with Employer Match
– Employee Assistance Program
We are a premier R&D service provider for the life sciences sector. With extensive capabilities in research, development, and manufacturing services, we cover the entire drug discovery, preclinical, and clinical development process across various therapeutic modalities. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our track record of delivering R&D solutions to partners worldwide.