Principal Veterinary Scientist

Lawrenceville, New Jersey (US)
Jun 28, 2021
Required Education
Position Type

Our client, a leading Pharmaceutical Company is hiring a Principal Veterinary Scientist on a contracting basis.

Location: Lawrenceville NJ (remote until restrictions are lifted)

Job Description: The *** Veterinary Sciences (VS) department located in Lawrenceville, NJ, a USDA and AAALAC accredited research facility, is seeking a contract laboratory animal veterinarian with a clinical focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team for an 8-month period. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the veterinary care program for large and small animal species, while providing technical support for multiple thematic research centers.

The Clinical Veterinarian’s responsibilities will include providing daily clinical support at our Discovery site in Lawrenceville, NJ. Responsibilities include maintaining high quality health care and records for all laboratory animals; assisting with experimental protocol design and review of IACUC protocols; providing professional consultations and scientific support to investigators; participating in the rodent health monitoring and vendor animal health quality assurance programs; providing supervision of veterinary scientists; implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; participation in a rotating on-call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage; performing or providing oversight of surgical procedures. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to animal welfare, promotion and transparency of biomedical research, the 3Rs, and will be actively engaged in the *** Culture of Care. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate and model strong collaborative skills across sites and teams. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working independently on clinical veterinary cases and be able to assist with training staff on the veterinary care and husbandry of research animals as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and policies as set by the IACUC.

These responsibilities are conducted in compliance with FDA and/or USDA regulations and guidelines to maintain AAALAC Accreditation. This position will require the employee to work with chemical, radiological, or biological agents that may be hazardous to health if mishandled. Employees will be required to follow all safety procedures and use personal protective clothing/equipment where specified.

• DVM or VMD or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US
• Understanding of the biology and medicine of laboratory animals as acquired by completion of a post-doctoral program in laboratory animal medicine or another veterinary specialty is strongly desired
• Applicable clinical experience with a wide range of species
• Practical understanding of the use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to zoonotic agents
• Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and ability to reach independent, reasoned solutions
• Ability to successfully collaborate and develop effective working relationships with research and VS staff from diverse educational and technical backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals is strongly desired.
• Board certification or board eligibility from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or other recognized AVMA specialty certification is preferred.

Please contact me directly if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or to discuss our referral program if you know anyone that may be interested.

Devan Patel
Technical Recruiter