Clinical Veterinarian (Non-human Primates)

Req ID #:  65336
Location: 

Frederick, MD, US, 21701

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.

Job Summary

 

We are seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for our Safety Assessment site located in Frederick, Maryland.

 

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing professional veterinary services and assisting with the management of all phases of health care for the animal colony.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide clinical care for the animal colony.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Assist in the development and deliver training for staff. training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques and minor surgical procedures.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections.
  • May serve on the IACUC committee. 
  • Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
  • Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters. 
  • Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • Use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including providing direction to  Veterinary Technicians, scheduling activities, and personnel development of veterinary technical team and husbandry staff. 
  • Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.)
  • Related experience with animal care and surgical techniques. 
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state.
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.  USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire.
  • Proficient in Computers (MS Office Suite).
  • Must be organized, can prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Must be available to be on call on a rotating weekend shift.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

 

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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