Attending Veterinarian

Fairfax, VA, VA
Nov 12, 2018
Feb 14, 2019
Analyst, Research
Education, Healthcare
Full Time

Job Category : Student Wage / Non-Student Wage

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Attending Veterinarian

The George Mason University, Research Development, Integrity and Assurance (RDIA), invites applicants for the position of part time Attending Veterinarian (AV). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Research Development, Integrity and Assurance The RDIA mission is to nurture and promote state-of-the-art research, scholarship and creative work at Mason, providing resources that: promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research; and, assist the Mason faculty-postdoc-student community with the identification of external funding opportunities and the development of high quality proposals, sponsored projects and translational activities. The office staff provide services that: introduce Mason PIs to new and existing funding opportunities; facilitate the formation of effective multidisciplinary teams both within Mason and with other external partner organizations; result in the creation of higher quality, collaborative proposals; ensure productive relationships with colleagues in other Mason units including the Offices of Technology Transfer (OTT), Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Corporate and Foundation Relations; ensure the Mason community is knowledgeable about and complies with federal and other relevant regulations that pertain to the ethical and responsible conduct of research; identify compliance risks and communicate those risks to the Mason community; and finally, monitor and investigate instances of noncompliance, demonstrating the University’s commitment to practice to the highest ethical standards in research and scholarship.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Research Development, Integrity and Assurance, the AV provides strategic and active management of the program of veterinary care for George Mason University. This is a modestly sized program and the AV will work up to 20 hours per week.

The AV is responsible for all aspects of the University’s Biosafety Level (BSL) 1, 2, and 3 animal health and welfare programs. This includes provision of veterinary medical care and research support in accordance with current veterinary medical standards, federal regulations, PHS policy, and AAALAC standards. The AV is responsible for assuring that proper husbandry and veterinary care is provided for all animals within the central animal facilities and investigator laboratories. This will require entering the BSL-3/ABSL-3 containment labs wearing a respirator and other personnel protective equipment. Additionally, the AV is responsible for consultation with investigators during animal model and protocol development including the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia. This requires working on two campuses of the university sometimes in the same week or possibly in the same day.

The AV additionally will provide training to research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, supervise surgical procedures when needed, perform clinical and surgical procedures including necropsies and maintain appropriate clinical records, provide training for compliance with various animal welfare regulations, ensure that the University remains AAALAC accredited, and maintain University compliance with USDA and PHS requirements. The AV will also be responsible for reporting serious noncompliance or adverse animal events to the Institutional Official.

The AV will provide advice in development or updating and will approve all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for animal research activities conducted by the University. The AV serves on the IACUC and is expected to attend all IACUC meetings except in extenuating circumstances. The AV will routinely use IRBNet to review protocols, communicate with investigators, and provide administrative approvals for protocol changes. The AV must effectively communicate and collaborate in a manner that fosters productive working relationships with the RDIA staff, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel and other entities involved in the animal care and use program.

Required Qualifications:

  • A DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited institution;
  • ACLAM certification, and licensure in Virginia are required;
  • 3-5 years experience serving as a laboratory animal veterinarian for a university or other research related organization;
  • In-depth knowledge of the regulations, policies, guidelines, and issues surrounding animal research;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with animal BSL3 research;
  • Experience working with plethysmography and telemetry a plus.

    Because of the nature of the research conducted, employees working in this facility have special conditions to remain employed. These include, but are not limited to: successfully complete background investigations; drug and alcohol screening; attending required training; participating in medical surveillance program; and receiving preventative vaccinations; and continuous adherence to all policies and procedures.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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