This is a career defining opportunity for an experienced veterinarian to take leadership of the Division of Comparative Medicine of one of the country’s leading research universities. Washington University’s research profile is among the best in the nation. The School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health with more than $530 million supporting faculty research efforts.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the AVC for Veterinary Affairs and Director of DCM serves as the Institutional Attending Veterinarian providing leadership and strategic direction with oversight of all veterinary medical care, husbandry services, and facilities operations and budgeting. The position is well-supported by a high-performing staff including six veterinarians and a staff of veterinary techs and facilities operations totaling more than 150. The AVC for Veterinary Affairs and Director of DCM assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies with responsibility for the well-being and clinical care of all laboratory animals.
Qualified candidates will possess a deep knowledge of best practices for conducting animal research with the ability to facilitate positive relationships with all stakeholders across the university including faculty, compliance and administrative leadership, and research staff. An advanced understanding of USDA regulations, The Guide and the AAALAC accreditation process with proven ability to successfully apply those standards for multiple species in a complex, multi-site animal research environment is essential. An exceptional leadership ability to effectively manage a diverse staff including veterinarians, vet techs, and facilities staff is required as is the ability to lead positive change, implement a culture of continued quality improvement, a high degree of professionalism and collaboration, the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities, and having the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
Required credentials include a DVM from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school or passage of the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination; eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in the State of Missouri; board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered); ten years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university, institution, or company with three to five years of successful leadership and administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program. Post DVM graduate degree(s) such as MS or PhD and USDA accreditation are preferred.
Candidates should submit a professional résumé and a letter of application electronically via the university’s employment website at https://jobs.wustl.edu/ job # 36709. Questions or nominations of individuals for consideration should be directed to Mark Prosperi, Executive Director of Talent Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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