Staff Veterinary

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type

Posted to the Web: 01/19/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade: MED
Employment Type: Exempt
Hours: N/A
Position Type: Full Time
Position Schedule: 7:30-4:30 M-F (night, weekend, holiday (as needed)
Months: 12
Position Length: Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date:   

University Overview    

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview    

The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University’s academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost’s Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments (Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University’s arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House.


  1. Provide clinical and surgical care to a wide variety of research animals to include swine, sheep nonhuman primates, and rodents. Responsibilities include oversight of colony health management, protocol review and consultation with researchers on animal models, investigator technical support, training and educational programs for animal care and research staff
  2. Provide anesthesia and post-operative support to large animal species requiring significant critical care management
  3. Provide didactic and hands on training to veterinary residents, veterinary students and externs
  4. Ability to work in teams
  5. Provide routine clinical and emergency care to laboratory animals
  6. Non-human primate colony health management
  7. Dog colony health management
  8. Small ruminant health colony management
  9. Swine colony health management
  10. Rodent colony health management
  11. Staff & investigator training
  12. Consult with researchers on animal research
  13. Assure regulatory compliance
  14. One-on-one training and supervision of residents in the provision of clinical care to research animals


  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state
  • ACLAM board eligibility preferred
  • Experience with investigational animal models and in animal research
  • Experience working with surgical models requiring intensive anesthesia support preferred
  • Experience working with swine and NHP preferred
  • Excellent clinical veterinary skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Demonstrated ability to train research personnel
  • Able to balance multiple priorities
  • Recognize importance of confidential information
  • Willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation and DEA registration

Affirmative Action Statement    

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.