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Associate Director, Institute for Animal Studies

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Grand Central, NY
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Nov 27, 2021

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Associate Director, Institute for Animal Studies
Job ID 2021-13427

Campus Einstein/Resnick - Bronx

Campus : State/Province NY

Posting Date 2 months ago (10/6/2021 8:20 PM)

Employee Classification Exempt

Department Animal Institute

Position Type Regular Full-Time
The Associate Director will assist the Director in a number of responsibilities and serve as Acting Director in the Director's absence. These responsibilities include:
  • Providing overall leadership and direction to staff, which include Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Husbandry staff (Management, Supervisors, and Technicians) and Office staff. Set expectations & focus, assign duties, delegate ‎‎responsibilities, evaluate activities, prepare performance ‎appraisals & professional development plans.
  • Identifying strategic goals based upon regular program assessment, developing plans consistent with current and emerging research needs at Einstein, and implementing actions necessary to achieve these goals as well as continuous program improvement.
  • Ensuring animal care is implemented in a manner that meets the high standards required for accreditation by AAALAC (the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) and compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Providing veterinary clinical care as needed in support of clinical veterinary staff.
  • Providing financial oversight over Institute for Animal Studies budget and shared services core facilities.
  • Working in collaboration with the IACUC and IACUC staff to ensure regulatory matters are addressed, and that animal welfare and research facilitation are balanced with efficient daily operations and long-range academic and facility needs.
  • Serving as an alternate voting member of the IACUC
  • Providing advice to campus animal facility management, animal users, and administration regarding current standards for research and animal care.
  • Overseeing the ‎process staff hiring, ‎promotions, terminations, disciplinary procedures, ‎and salary ‎‎adjustments. Provide ongoing performance feedback, goal setting, and development plans for staff. ‎‎‎
  • Engaging, advising and training direct reports to promote research excellence and productivity.
  • Serving as an advocate and spokesperson for Einstein at the local, regional and national levels on issues relating to animal care and use.
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with faculty, students, staff and the surrounding community.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary medical school or college is required.

Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is required.

A Master of Science (MS) or Ph.D. in a biomedical research-related field is also preferred.

Must be currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States. The successful candidate is expected to attain licensure in the state of New York.

3-5 years leadership (e.g. Senior Veterinarian, Assistant- or Associate- Director level) experience in a major research laboratory animal facility.

Up to date knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science, as well as research processes. In-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards.

Knowledge of appropriate equipment, facilities and operations required to accomplish a wide array of activities related to animal housing and research, including the use of biological and chemical hazards in an animal research setting.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strategic budget and accounting skills to produce a budget plan, forecast trends; conduct periodic cost analyses of operations.

Demonstrated leadership ability. Must be able to advise, counsel and train investigators in appropriate animal procedures with the aim of humane animal care. Ability to influence; build relationships; foster collaboration; acquire and develop talent; and inspire to achieve shared objectives.

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Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. For more than 60 years, our diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care, and have made major contributions to scientific research enhancing human health in our communities and beyond.

Our mission is to prepare a diverse body of students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators, and to create new knowledge. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 721 medical students, 178 Ph.D. students, 109 MD/Ph.D. students and 265 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art "hospital without beds", a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in years 2019 and 2021. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

The College also recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet. We believe that the excellence that arises from diversity and equity in an inclusive environment is important for the science we create and the patients and community we serve.

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Please be advised, Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires that all successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccination prior to commencement of employment.
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