Compliance Veterinarian

Pennsylvania (US)
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) and Orphan Disease Center (ODC) are entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases. Our R&D organization has a translational infrastructure that includes: technology discovery, specialized immunology assays operating under GLP, a Vector Core/Manufacturing unit that conducts GMP comparable work, and a large non-clinical program for animal testing under GLP including large animal and rodent vivaria.

We are currently looking to fill the role of Compliance Veterinarian.
Under the Supervision of the Director of the Animal Models Core, the Compliance Veterinarian has responsibility for advising and assisting researchers within the Gene Therapy Program (GTP) with IACUC protocol procedure design, approval, and implementation including amendments and de novo protocols, to evaluate gene therapies while incorporating the 3 Rs of research (refine, reduce, replace); ensuring that personnel are appropriately trained, by assisting with training in specialized techniques, and maintaining a training database; developing, implementing, and running a post-approval monitoring program across small and large animal programs; reviewing and revising GTP SOPs to be in accordance with approved IACUC procedures and University policies; and finally ensuring that GTP is in compliance with regulations governing humane and ethical treatment and use of laboratory animals. CPIA and DVM required, DACLAM or board-eligible preferred, licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state is preferred.

DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and a minimum of 1 year of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine
CPIA required
Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and ability to obtain licensure in Pennsylvania within 6 months of employment is required.
Preferred DACLAM or DACLAM board-eligible
USDA accreditation within 6 months of employment required
Ability to obtain DEA registration
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Programs.
Experience conducting research in a USDA or FDA regulated environment preferred.
*Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in teaching and research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AAALAC) preferred.

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