The Attending Veterinarian at Physiological Research Laboratories (PRL) will be a key member of the PRL leadership team and report directly to the site leader. They will have technical and strategic oversite for our veterinary program at PRL.
The Attending Veterinarian that is hired for this position will serve as Attending Veterinarian (AV) for PRL and be responsible for the health and well-being for all animals within the facility, ensuring the highest standards of care and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. This includes:
Leading the program of veterinary care covering all aspects of animal health (disease monitoring and prevention, husbandry, nutrition, provision of emergency care, employee knowledge, and humane euthanasia).
Regular participation and clear communication with the IACUC.
Regular communication of animal program needs to the Institutional Official.
Perform animal care duties as needed.
Participates in the designing of new facilities and improvement of facilities. Responsibility to serve as veterinary representative on facility and EHS topics.
Develops, implements, and controls procedures related to acquisition, maintenance, quarantine, and disposition of all research animals.
Coordinates with, provides technical support, and acts as liaison on animal health matters.
Continually improving the welfare of animals by complying with the Institution Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Responsible for successful USDA and AAALAC inspections of the facility.
Ensure compliance with laws governing controlled substances.
Lead programmatic improvements to our facility concerning animal care and welfare.
Drive a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement while creating an environment with high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.
Ensure the quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained by managing compliance within the department.
Collaborate with peers on the PRL leadership team to ensure that site-wide goals are achieved.
Develop strategy as part of PRL Leadership team for our future facility and organizational plans as well as annual budget and objective setting.
Foster strong relationships with our customers and ensure that our organization understands how they contribute to MDT research, product development and medical education and training.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
DVM Required along with a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience
Nice to Have:
Current license (or ability to attain within 90 days) to practice veterinary medicine in MN.
Significant medical device research and/or product development experience.
Extensive knowledge of preclinical research and GLP quality requirements.
Working knowledge of MDT products and therapies with strong and direct health care professional interaction.
Extensive experience in clinical practice.
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal/team effectiveness -- ability to succinctly and accurately communicate to various levels of management and employees.
Influence management skills; ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment to build and maintain the positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals.
Strong demonstrated ability to build strategy as well as hands-on and detail oriented when needed.
Demonstrated ability to show high integrity and gain the respect of peers and subordinates.
Strong analytical, planning, organization and time management skills to effectively develop and execute comprehensive programs and budgets.
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