- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Possession of a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possession of a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB) preferred.
- License to practice veterinary medicine in Arkansas is preferred.
- Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) preferred.
- Minimum two (2) years’ experience providing veterinary medical and surgical care to nonhuman primates (NHPs). Experience must include participation in and administration of environmental enrichment and preventive medicine programs for nonhuman primates.
- Experience and expertise with other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable.
- Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
- Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
- Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
- Must be a legal resident of the United States.
1. Provide daily clinical care and treatment of laboratory animals to include participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care ICU, night, weekend and holiday coverage with DVS veterinarians, as required.
2. Assist in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
3. Participate in research protocols as a co-investigator or provide advice, consultation and technical/medical surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.
4. Provide oversight of veterinary technical and colony management personnel.
5. Perform training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
6. Work with the Behaviorist in the implementation of the environmental enrichment program.
7. Develop and maintain compatible socially housed NHPs within the research requirements.
8. Ensure NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.
Climbing, Stooping and Kneeling – Occasionally; Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing – Often.
Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds
Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas. Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas. Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise.
The Bionetics Corporation is a government services contractor providing exceptional customer service to federal, state, local and commercial markets. We offer competitive salary and benefits package. This position is dependent upon contract award.
Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address: The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.