Deputy Chief of Research Support

Employer
Duke University
Location
Durham, North Carolina
Posted
Apr 10, 2021
Closes
Apr 19, 2021
Ref
ded96cca5090
Organization Type
Corporate
*School of Medicine: * Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe. Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create *Duke Health*. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations. *Assistant orAssociate Director / Deputy Chief of Resear ch Support @ Duke University* *Summary*Duke University's Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) is actively seeking an Assistant or Associate Director / Deputy Chief of Research Support to manage the goals and direction of efforts to support the Duke-wide research portfolio, including provision of technical services for Duke researchers, research animal diagnostics and pathology, animal model development, independent or collaborative research initiatives, and the provision of professional veterinary medical assistance, direction and management in the clinical care and maintenance of research animals at Duke University. A faculty appointment is possible based on credentials and experience. If of interest, this position could provide strategic direction in the development of the veterinary pathology program. However, ultimate portfolio of duties will depend on the experience and strengths of the incumbent. *Work Performed*Provide management and direction for the DLAR technical staff. This includes managing the veterinary diagnostic and pathology team, the Gnotobiotic Core, Rodent Breeding Core and research-related functions in the veterinary unit, including provision of technical services for researchers. Establish goals and objectives of the veterinary research initiatives and oversee budgetary issues.Direct the managing veterinarian for the Rodent Gnotobiotic and Breeding Cores. Co-lead the veterinary residency program and on-site residents. Diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries among research animals; perform surgery as needed and prescribe and administer treatments, medicines and vaccines as appropriate. Consult with principal investigators and their staff regarding animal model development and type and number of research animals needed for their protocols. Provide instruction or assistance with procedures related to animal care in principal investigators' protocols. Prepare grant applications relating to laboratory animal care; advise faculty and research staff regarding U.S.D.A. and N.I.H. guidelines on the care of research animals and facilities. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and operational reports concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations. Keep abreast of new technological advances in veterinary diagnostics, the care and treatment of laboratory animals and provide in-service training and orientation programs to staff and other research personnel. Assist in effective quality control systems and preventive health programs, revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired standards. * Perform other related duties as required incidental to the work described herein. *Preferences*Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or the American College of Veterinary Pathology is preferred. A Master of Science or Ph.D. in a science-related field is also prefer*Summary*Duke University's Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) is actively seeking an Assistant or Associate Director / Deputy Chief of Research Support to manage the goals and direction of efforts to support the Duke-wide research portfolio, including provision of technical services for Duke researchers, research animal diagnostics and pathology, animal model development, independent or collaborative research initiatives, and the provision of professional veterinary medical assistance, direction and management in the clinical care and maintenance of research animals at Duke University. A faculty appointment is possible based on credentials and experience. If of interest, this position could provide strategic direction in the development of the veterinary pathology program. However, ultimate portfolio of duties will depend on the experience and strengths of the incumbent. *Work Performed*Provide management and direction for the DLAR technical staff. This includes managing the veterinary diagnostic and pathology team, the Gnotobiotic Core, Rodent Breeding Core and research-related functions in the veterinary unit, including provision of technical services for researchers. Establish goals and objectives of the veterinary research initiatives and oversee budgetary issues.Direct the managing veterinarian for the Rodent Gnotobiotic and Breeding Cores. Co-lead the veterinary residency program and on-site residents. Diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries among research animals; perform surgery as needed and prescribe and administer treatments, medicines and vaccines as appropriate. Consult with principal investigators and their staff regarding animal model development and type and number of research animals needed for their protocols. Provide instruction or assistance with procedures related to animal care in principal investigators' protocols. Prepare grant applications relating to laboratory animal care; advise faculty and research staff regarding U.S.D.A. and N.I.H. guidelines on the care of research animals and facilities. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and operational reports concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations. Keep abreast of new technological advances in veterinary diagnostics, the care and treatment of laboratory animals and provide in-service training and orientation programs to staff and other research personnel. Assist in effective quality control systems and preventive health programs, revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired standards. * Perform other related duties as required incidental to the work described herein. *Preferences*Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or the American College of Veterinary Pathology is preferred. A Master of Science or Ph.D. in a science-related field is also preferMinimum Qualifications EducationWork requires completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program or a certificate of equivalent training accepted by the AVMA. Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States is also required.Experience Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine or completion OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in this field may be substituted for the three year experience requirement noted above. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.