Department Pathology Lab Med - Research - 413804
Posting Open Date 05/26/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Clinical Veterinarian
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0003528
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week
Proposed Start Date 10/04/2021
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking an
experienced veterinarian to join the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)
as an Assistant-, Associate- or Professor. Duties will include laboratory
animal clinical care, husbandry and veterinary technical staff supervision,
oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal
users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students as a faculty
member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of
Medicine. Participation in resident training in Laboratory Animal Medicine is
expected, and collaborative research with residents and investigators at UNC
is encouraged. It is expected that this position will become the primary
clinical veterinarian and participate in research collaborations for a large
colony of canine and swine models of hemostasis and thrombotic disorders.
Therefore, experience in providing guidance and assistance to principal
investigators and their staff regarding veterinary- and preclinical trials in
canine and swine in the areas of colony maintenance, anesthesia, surgery,
model development, and care of surgical models is a plus.
The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the DCM and
reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000
animals are provided care to support a diverse research portfolio by faculty
in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College
of Arts and Sciences. Representative species include mice, rats, other
rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, swine, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles,
and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked sixth among leading private and
public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to
research and development ($1.15 billion). DCM employs more than 190
individuals, including 9 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 3
residents in Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3 residents in Veterinary Anatomic
Pathology and 10 veterinary technicians. This position will report to the
Director of DCM.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
The qualified candidate will be a US-licensed veterinarian with 3 or more
years of postdoctoral experience in Comparative Medicine or related clinical
veterinary field, be certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal
Medicine and/or another clinically focused AVMA-recognized Boarded Specialty
Organization (e.g., ACVS, ACVIM, ACVECC), and have strong clinical and
surgical skills in USDA-covered species. Applications from exceptional
candidates eligible to sit but have not yet passed their specialty
certification exam may be considered.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The candidate should have significant clinical experience at an academic or
other research institution with a diverse range of species and a working
knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care of veterinary patients and
use of animal models of human disease. Experience in interventional radiology
and/or minimally invasive surgery is a plus. Minimum qualifications include an
AVMA-recognized board certification or eligibility, a veterinary license in at
least one state in the U.S., and the ability to obtain a practitioner's DEA
registration and become USDA level II accredited and licensed in North
Carolina within 6-9 months of employment. For consideration, candidates must
have excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, written and oral communication
skills, a collegial attitude, and a demonstrated ability to successfully work
with other faculty, staff, and trainees.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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