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Rice University seeks a motivated veterinarian to provide clinical veterinary support and collaboration to animal research. We seek a candidate with a strong interest in partnering with investigators to provide training in protocol development, teaching, communication and collaboration with researchers and staff. Under the leadership of the Attending Veterinarian (AV), the staff veterinary is responsible for training, overseeing, and performing veterinary support and guidance to animal researchers. This position will also assist researchers in the development of IACUC protocols and will work closely with the IACUC program to ensure compliance with animal welfare standards and regulations by AAALAC, USDA, and OLAW. Provides emergency clinical coverage on weekends and holidays on a rotating basis with the AV.
Reports to the Director of Research, Development, & Infrastructure
$125,000 to $140,000 depending on experience and qualifications
Works with Facility manager and animal care staff to maintain a preventive medicine program that may include quarantine, disease surveillance, and clinical health
Provides monitoring of clinical concerns and advises investigators on treatment and care
Participates in maintaining standards and regulations of OLAW, USDA, OSHA, AAALAC and other regulatory agencies and associations as they apply to veterinary programs/facilities
The staff veterinarian will provide consultation to animal users, including animal model development and technical expertise in clinical procedures (administration of substances and collection of tissue samples) surgical approaches, anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, and working knowledge of hazards and development of safe handling procedures as required by research activity.
Works proactively and collaboratively with the IACUC administration to develop and implement an effective animal care and use training program (e.g., surgical techniques, clinical procedures) to attain competency and ensure compliance in research and teaching.
Participates as an alternate member of Rice’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and to provide consultation and veterinary pre-review of protocol submissions
Boasting a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.