Director, Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources/Attending Veterinarian

Req ID #:  124671

Baltimore, MD, US, 21201

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Director, Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources/Attending Veterinarian

We are seeking a Director of the Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources & Attending Veterinarian for our Insourcing Solutions University of Maryland site located in Baltimore, MD.

The following are responsibilities related to the Director of the Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources/Attending Veterinarian: 

The primary duties will include overseeing animal health and welfare (veterinary services, husbandry service and related compliance) at University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) schools and affiliates, including the UMSOM, and the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.  More specifically, duties will include working collaboratively with the IACUC on regulatory adherence.  Providing oversight of operations, with support for business operations as indicated.  Ensuring that appropriate quality standards are maintained in clinical care, facilities, housing, personnel, and equipment in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies.  Playing an active role in the development and oversight of animal user training and outreach programs for the UMB campus (Specifically the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy).  Serving on relevant University and School committees.

The primary duties for the role as Director of Comparative Medicine will include:

Working closely with the SOM Associate Dean to ensure that research collaborations are well-supported by the Comparative Medicine faculty and staff, including those which require the Gnotobiotic facility.  Assisting or directing faculty and staff to assist Pls in including appropriate animal support on grant applications.  Ensuring that appropriate, high quality, veterinary support is organized and understood for all research projects, including projects requiring GLP standards.  Serving as a partner in and facilitator of the research enterprise across UMB.

A collaborative leadership perspective and experience promoting the highest quality and safety in veterinary programs are essential for both roles.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Director of the Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources/Attending Veterinarian position:

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications: At least five years of managerial experience in a leadership role in a academic/higher education research environment with budgetary responsibilities and a history of major administrative contributions to their organization. A collaborative leadership perspective and experience promoting the highest quality and safety in veterinary programs are essential. Applicants must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree, be eligible for licensure in the State of Maryland to serve as Attending Veterinarian, USDA accreditation, and board certification or eligibility for certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


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