Government/Military, Non-Profit Associations, Other
DVM or equivalent
The WNPRC is seeking a Veterinary Pathologist to join our team within our Pathology Services Unit. Primary functions are listed below, but are not inclusive of all duties.
Diagnostic Services for Colony and Research Subjects -Complete gross post mortem and histologic evaluation of nonhuman primates within the WNPRC colony for clinical illness, colony management, and research support with entry of data into the WNPRC Electronic Health Records System. -Consult and problem solve with investigators and colony veterinary staff concerning atypical and iatrogenic findings in animals on study. Provide suggestions for improvements in diagnostics, experimental design and methods, colony care, and management. -Identify appropriate subjects and collection of samples for NHPBMD core clients -Collect and preserve appropriate samples for the NIA Aging Primate Tissue Bank -Participate in rotation of emergency on call duties for necropsy and clinical pathology services -Perform surgical pathology (biopsy) sectioning and histologic evaluation for clinical and research purposes with specialized evaluations for research, as needed. -Evaluate slides for cytology, CBC, urinalysis, parasitology, and other testing within the PSU clinical pathology laboratory as needed. -Perform clinical pathology testing and submission of samples to collaborating laboratories for PSU clinical pathology services as needed. -Participate in QA/QC, training, and process improvements as needed for campus, WNPRC and PSU functions.
Research Support Through Specialized Unit Services and Professional Collaborations -Consult, review, and develop protocols for investigators both pre- and post-grant award and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol approval -Perform specialized terminal procedures, specialized histologic evaluations with interpretation of findings to account for unique colony characteristics as well as species specific differences in relation to research goals. -Create specialized reports as needed for specific investigations and publication of information resulting from the development and maturation of collaborative research projects. - Work with the other PSU Pathologists and the Research Program Manager to identify mentored research collaboration opportunities for PSU research specialists and students.
Minimum 3 years in comparative and/or laboratory animal pathology, as well as veterinary pathology work required. Residency and other training will be considered. Research and/or nonhuman primate experience desired but not required.
Must be able to work as an integral part of a team that focuses on both independent and team-based problem-solving. A high level of personal initiative, determination to expand skills and knowledge, organization, attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and outstanding customer service are required. Must be comfortable working with both Macintosh and PC computers as well as complex electronic databases.
The position level and salary will be based on previous work experience, job knowledge, and skill level.
Additional Salary Information: The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a very comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance as well as generous leave benefits such as paid vacation, holidays, personal holidays and sick leave.
Internal Number: PVL 96094
About UW-Madison Primate Research Center
The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The WNPRC is an Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accredited facility housing rhesus macaques, common marmosets, and cynomolgus macaques.
Pathology Services Unit (PSU) staff work cooperatively with other WNPRC units to provide timely and accurate diagnosis and effective monitoring and interpretation of acute and chronic conditions affecting colony animals and subjects assigned to research studies. PSU staff serve an integral role in research at the WNPRC, offering services including but not limited to: clinical pathology testing; cytology evaluation; surgical biopsy; gross post mortem examination; specialized sample collections; and histology with unbiased interpretation of lesions in reference to the experimental questions and goals. PSU pathologists work closely with investigators to provide advice concerning protocol development (both pre and post award), anatomy, disease pathogenesis, sample collection procedures, and the modification and creation of innov...ative procedures to answer research hypotheses. Moreover, the outstanding services provided by the PSU rapidly identify confounding effects of pathogens and unanticipated biologic responses in both research studies and the primate breeding colony. The PSU works closely with investigators researching infectious diseases, vaccine development, reproductive health, transgenic animal models, models of aging, models of neurodegenerative diseases and neurophysiology, and stem cell biology.