Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) is seeking candidates to apply for a faculty Director of the research animal facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of the day-to-day management of operations, supervision of facility staff, and take responsibility for the fiscal management of the facility. The Director will serve as a point of contact for investigators and users of the facility, providing support for research activity and representing the university in activities concerning the use of animals in biomedical research. The Director will serve as a member of the IACUC and will advise the Senior Associate Dean for Research on all issues relating to animal research activities. The Director will also be available for teaching duties within Rowan SOM Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Performs other related work as required.
The Director will ensure the facility maintains AAALAC accreditation and is compliant with all applicable regulations for the care and maintenance of research animals, preparing and maintain all requisite records and regulatory forms. The director will manage and supervise vivarium staff and train personnel in procedures that promote proper animal care and use as required. The director will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of animal colony integrity, including health status, to ensure compliance and research continuity. Quality control reviews of animal integrity will be made available to investigators, users, and senior administration. The director will be available to provide ongoing technical expertise and consultation to facility staff and users, as well as IACUC members, and will be thoroughly versed in all practical and administrative aspects of surgical procedures, anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, and biosafety as required by research activity. The director must be familiar with institutional and federal guidelines for the care and use of animals and will be the primary formal point of contact for dealing with violations, occupational health and safety issues and facility security. The director will engage users in dialogue on all issues that impact on research compliance and productivity, and will serve as a conduit for dialogue between users and senior administration.
Candidates must possess a D.V.M/V.D.M or a PhD in the biomedical sciences. ACLAM board certified or eligible for veterinary candidates is desirable. Experience in a research animal facility setting is a must, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Eligibility for a faculty appointment at the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor is required, and college or graduate school teaching experience is considered an asset. Strong organizational skills are required and the candidate must have a good working knowledge of all relevant institutional and federal guidelines and regulations.
Our clinical campus is located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area approximately 8 miles from Philadelphia, 1 hour from the Atlantic Ocean and 2 hours from New York City.
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