Director of Laboratory Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is seeking a Director of Laboratory Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian to direct operations of its animal research program and facilities and oversee veterinary medical care. The CSHLanimal program has the capacity of 16,000 rodent cages spread across four facilities, serving over 50 investigators in the areas of cancer, neuroscience and genomics/genetics. The program has recently been expanded, adding a preclinical therapeutics facility that includes specialized space to develop and test therapeutics in mouse cancer models. This is a unique opportunity for someone who seeks a combination of administrative and hands-on work at a world-class research institute.
The Director of LAR/Attending Veterinarian will serve as the veterinarian of record for the CSHL animal care program and should be ACLAM Board eligible and have a license to practice in the U.S.; after starting the position, we will expect them to also become Board certified and licensed to practice in New York State.
• Providing oversight of the CSHL animal program.
• Providing adequate veterinary care by developing and supervising programs in preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine, prescribing medical treatments, assuring adequate pain management and administering adequate anesthesia/sedation to laboratory animals.
• Ensuring animal use policies and procedures are in compliance with federal and state regulations (USDA, OLAW, NYS) as well as industry standards for all aspects of the CSHL’s animal care and use program. Maintaining AAALACcertification. Submitting annual reports to AAALAC, OLAW, and USDA. Hosting all compliance/accreditation inspections.
• Consulting with principal investigators and providing veterinary expertise and protocol review for the IACUC.
• Educating and training principal investigators, students and technical research staff, as well as animal care staff, in proper veterinary methods and practice, and ensuring federal and institutional guidelines/regulations are met.
• Collaborating with research investigators in the development, implementation and publication of research protocols.
• Developing policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of staff.
Based on individual area of expertise, the ideal candidate will also be involved with the following:
• Consulting with investigators on analysis of animal models of disease, in particular the implications of behavioral phenotypes and histology/pathology analysis.
• Supporting the work led by the head of preclinical imaging, and the manager of therapeutic testing to devise new protocols and SOPs.
This position will be under the supervision of the Director of Research Operations and will work closely with the Director of the Pre-clinical Experimental Facility and the Director of the Lab Animal Resources.