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This position is responsible for the veterinarian care of the live specimens used in scientific research. This may include a wide variety of species. This individual will provide regulatory guidance to insure institutional compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies including the Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health/ Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (PHS/NIH/OLAW), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), California State Department of Health Services, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. As required by the AWA and the PHS Animal Welfare Assurance, this individual will assume delegated program authority and responsibility for CHLA’s animal care and use program including the authority to implement the PHS Policy and the recommendations of the Guide. This individual will serve as CHLA’s attending veterinarian as defined by the Animal Welfare Act (9 CFR Ch 1 Subpart C2.33 and Subpart D 2.40 Attending Veterinarian and Adequate Veterinary Care).
Minimum Experience Required: 5-7 years regulatory experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
* Detailed knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to animal research.
* Working knowledge of applicable scientific and medical concepts and terminology.
* Maintain confidential information.
* Interpret and apply ethical principles applicable to animal research.
* Strong oral presentation skills and the ability to effectively convey concepts regarding use of animals in
research to a variety of audiences including investigators and research staff.
Minimum Education/Training Required: D.V.M. degree required.
License, Registration or Certification Required: ACLAM or similar certification required.