Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEThe Senior Director's position has the role of Institutional Attending Veterinarian with oversight and direction of all animal facilities at the University. This position has ultimate responsibility to ensure that the laboratory animal care and use program is implemented in a manner that meets the high standards required for AAALAC accreditation and that state and federal regulations are met. The Attending Veterinarian is a federally mandated member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ultimate job responsibilities include the following:Serve in the official role of Attending Veterinarian on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as required by the federal Animal Welfare Act and also US Public Health Service policy.Operation of a comprehensive laboratory animal care and use program that ensures accreditation by AAALAC International.Fiscal, personnel, animal facilities, and veterinary program management.Oversight of a research personnel training component for proper conduct of animal procedures.Oversight of veterinary professional/technical, managerial/supervisory, laboratory animal care and business office staff.Responsible for development and implementation of a veterinary care program that includes preventative medicine, and clinical laboratory animal medicine components designed to ensure the conduct of research, teaching and testing activities in a manner that ensures their humane care and use at Wayne State University and the affiliated John D. Dingell VAMC.Principal Investigator for an Associate of Applied Science degree veterinary technology program operated under contract with Wayne County Community College District. Works in tandem with Assistant Vice President who has major management responsibilities in business office operations, and critical aspects of policies and procedures in personnel management.Provide electronic pre-reviews and appropriate advice and counsel for animal use protocols submitted to the IACUC.Knowledge of appropriate equipment, facilities and operations required to accomplish a wide array of activities related to animal housing and use in research.In-depth knowledge and use of appropriate equipment, procedures and staff training in areas of biosafety and security.Knowledge of latest techniques and methods in laboratory animal medicine and science and oversight of staff that must provide appropriate assistance and support to animal research projects.Managerial and administrative skills that support team approach to develop policies and solutions to operational challenges involving numerous operational functions. Knowledge and ability to oversee and prepare for emergencies such as may occur with an electrical power grid blackout, snow closures and other possible emergency situations.Knowledge of field sufficient to lead a veterinary staff and licensed veterinary technicians in training and support roles in a major animal research environment.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Medical degreeVeterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school, or passage of the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination is a critical requirement. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification.Must be currently licensed in one state and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in State of Michigan. USDA accreditation desired.Experience: Expert (established subject matter expert, 7+ years experience) Five to ten years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university, medical center, institution or company. Residency or graduate school training strongly desired. Experience in conducting independent or collaborative research is desired. Three to five years of demonstrated administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESBusiness Acumen Possess state of the art knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science. In-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards. Knowledge of and experience in the conduct of research.Communication SkillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write grants competitively in peer review process for facility improvements and new construction.Organizational and Planning SkillsMust be able to multi-task, shift priorities and delegate effectively. Ability to plan for multiple contingencies and be able to implement solutions. Develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.Customer Focus Must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and gain their trust and respect. Proactively identify customer issues and quickly and effectively resolves customer concerns.Personal Credibility Possess high ethical standards. Respect the confidentiality of information or concerns shared by others. Interpret and understand University policies and applicable laws and regulations to ensure personal and unit compliance.Interpersonal SkillsExcellent interpersonal relationship skills.Analytical Skills Ability to apply analytical and logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information. Makes valid and reliable evaluation of information. Propose and evaluate alternative solutions to achieve organizational goals. Problem Solving Skills Ability to find solutions to difficult or complex issues through meaningful dialogue, collaboration and/or systems analysis, combined with an understanding of and experience with systems, details, and tactical implementation.Leadership Skills Demonstrated leadership ability. Ability to provide direction to a multi-faceted laboratory animal care and use program supporting a major research university with a large medical school and affiliated medical center in addition to a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Must be able to advise, counsel and train investigators in appropriate animal procedures with aim to provide humane animal care. Ability to influence; build relationships; foster collaboration; acquire and develop talent; and inspire to
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.