Provide appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Ag Guide. This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventive health program, research support and consultation, disease surveillance and prevention, colony management, teaching, and weekend/holiday rotation.
Salary Grade: 18
Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide veterinary care for regulated animals at MSU.
2. Participate in or conduct diagnostic pathological and microbiological procedures.
3. Provide technical support and/or participate collaboratively in research projects and provide training and consultative services for scientists wishing to use animals.
4. Work closely with LARAC staff to ensure that the housing, husbandry and care of regulated animals remain in compliance.
5. Develop and maintain programs of preventative medicine, animal health surveillance and colony management.
6. Serve as a facilitative expert in the use of animals in a regulated environment. May serve as an alternate on the IACUC, review protocols, write SOPS, and serve in the capacity of director as needed.
7. Consult with researchers on protocol development and animal model selection.
8. Work closely with the veterinary technology program to include teaching, training and technical support.
9. Perform related duties as assigned.
1. Provide direct supervision of LARAC and/or student veterinary technicians and/or indirect supervision of LARAC staff.
The above essential duties are representative of major duties of positions in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.
Education: DVM, Focus: Veterinary Medicine
Experience (yrs.): Minimum of 2 years in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Substitution allowed: Focus area may also include large animal medicine and surgery or small animal medicine and surgery.
Three – five years of experience. ACLAM board certification or board eligibility will be considered. Demonstrated interest and success in performing research, and a desire to work in a research and teaching environment. Experience working with a wide range of species, including traditional laboratory animals, agricultural animals, fish and fowl.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Technical and professional knowledge and skills such as veterinary medicine and surgery, population management, infection control, and diagnostic procedures.
U.S. regulations for the use of animals in research and teaching.
Time management skills
Good interpersonal skills, demonstrated success in interdependent partnering
Ability to work in an environment with complex, multiple tasks and frequently changing priorities
Self-starter, demonstrated leadership, able to make objective decisions and solve problems
Excellent written and spoken skills
Instructions for Applying:
Apply online and attach a resume and cover letter.
Position contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.