The University of Florida, the state of Florida’s flagship university and ranked No. 5among the nation’s top public research universities by U.S. News and World Report, is home to a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, large animal research program which provides humane and high-quality animal care that emphasizes respect and advocacy for a large variety of animals housed in facilities over 200,000 gross sq. ft.
Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, is accepting inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Associate Director and Attending Veterinarian (AV). This is a full-time, non-tenure track position reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Research and Executive Director, ACS. The successful candidate will join seven other laboratory animal veterinarians and approximately 140 support staff.
The Associate Director and AV will oversee all aspects of the animal care and use program at UF and provide oversight of the other clinical faculty, develop policies and procedures pertaining to the program, participate in Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and regulatory inspections, review IACUC protocols, serve as a member of the IACUC, and provide advice and consultation on federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to animal use.
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Qualities and Qualifications
DVM from an AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States.
Completed ACLAM Board certification.
Three to seven years clinical and management experience in an academic animal research environment.
Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and policies that govern the use of laboratory animals.
Working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry and facilities.
Familiarity with surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in laboratory animals.
Experience with IACUC work, teaching/training and leadership roles.
Understanding of biological, chemical and radiation hazards.
Ability to obtain clearance to work in an ABSL3 facility.
USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Category II.
Ability to obtain DEA registration for the use of controlled substances.
Ability to work collaboratively with ACS and IACUC staff, and with academic leaders and researchers throughout campus.
Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work with basic computing systems and programs including web-based applications and Microsoft Office.
The successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida and obtain USDA accreditation within one year of employment.
Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of references for consideration. All applications will be reviewed and considered for potential interviews, upon submittal. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified; however full consideration will be provided to applications received by October 15, 2021. A criminal background check will be conducted. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Irene Cooke (Assistant VP and Executive Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 273-4166.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
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