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The WaNPRC's mission is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. To meet this mission, the WaNPRC supports biomedical research activities, professional research staff, specifically bred and maintained nonhuman primate colonies, and dedicated facilities and equipment required for nonhuman primate research protocols.
The WaNPRC is comprised of 16 core staff scientists and supports translational and pre-clinical biomedical research utilizing nonhuman primates with emphasis in the areas of AIDS-related research, developmental biology, functional genomics, immunology, reproductive biology, neurophysiology, international studies, transplantation and stem cell biology, virology, and development of primate disease models. As a component of the Health Sciences Administration, the WaNPRC supports more than 164 affiliate researchers from 21 UW departments and 71 local, national and international institutions. The Center is an integral department of the University of Washington (UW), operating under the auspices of the Health Sciences Administration, and is affiliated with the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Community Health, affiliated research centers and the University of Washington Medical Center. The WaNPRC also maintains a longstanding collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where the Stem Cell Biology and Transplantation Core of the Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences is located.
The WaNPRC has an exciting opportunity available for a Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine Resident for veterinarians interested in specialized training in nonhuman primate medicine, surgery and management. NHP's remain critical for advancing biomedical research and global health initiatives. As one of seven National Primate Research Centers, the WaNPRC is dedicated to training the next generation of experts in the field. The WaNPRC has a total of nine veterinarians including two pathologists. The program will provide the candidate with the following:
The opportunity to work with several species of NHP's including Macaca nemestrina
Management of a diverse clinical case load
Training on a wide variety of surgical and technical procedures
Experience working with HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease
Breeding colony experience in Seattle as well as at the Arizona Breeding
Rotations with Pathology and Behavioral Management Services
Interaction with the UW Department of Comparative Medicine residency program
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage.
Previous experience with nonhuman primates or other species in a laboratory setting is desired but not required.
Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.