Janssen Research & Development is recruiting for a Senior Scientist, Veterinary Care & Training to be based in Spring House, PA; or La Jolla, CA; site.
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The Senior Scientist, Veterinary Care & Training will be responsible for clinical care, preventative and diagnostic medicine programs, surgery, investigator and technician training, compliance support (protocol review, IACUC, post-approval monitoring, interaction with inspectors, participation in program description documentation), and collaborative research with investigators.
Senior Scientist, Veterinary Care & Training Essential Responsibilities
Veterinary Care & Compliance:
- Provide routine veterinary care for assigned area(s) of clinical responsibility, including participating in an on-call schedule to provide after-hours and weekend veterinary coverage.
- Perform and document physical examinations of incoming and resident animals as required by regulations in support of a program of quality veterinary care. Performs routine “grand veterinary rounds” for the purpose of observing animal health and animal care.
- Oversee the program of acclimation and/or quarantine of incoming animals. This includes all necessary and appropriate health checks and surveillance of incoming and resident animals, as well as, release of animals from acclimation/quarantine.
- Oversee a program of preventative and diagnostic veterinary care; Supervise or perform diagnostic procedures and processing in house or with service providers. Examples include fecal analysis, bacterial culture, tuberculin testing, gross necropsy, diagnostic imaging, and rodent sentinel health surveillance.
- Provide oversight and training to assure quality care is provided to the animals by staff and animal scientists.
- Contribute to deliver and regular updates of training programs and orientation for staff, scientists, and other personnel prior to assigning independent vivarium access.
- Review and provide consultation to investigators for IACUC protocols and animal research models.
- Provide surgical program oversight, support and training to research investigators.
- Assure compliance with all internal and external regulatory and accreditation requirements.
- Maintain records to comply with applicable local, state, federal regulations, applicable animal welfare accreditation standards, and internal compliance regulations.
- Maintain awareness of new regulations and follow existing regulations affecting animal research.
- Provide input to the Attending/Designated Veterinarian, the Institutional Official/License holder and/or IACUC/EC (Ethics Committee) relating to animal care and use and animal welfare.
- Participate in animal care and use program and animal quality evaluations of animal suppliers.
- Audit animal care and use programs of contract laboratories and vendors in support of local use and/or Johnson & Johnson Corporate Policy.
Education and Training/3R improvement:
- Establish programs of technical training for staff in support of ongoing in vivo research activities.
- Oversee programs of positive reinforcement training and environmental enhancement for all animals.
In Vivo Model Technical Innovation:
- Establish collaborative research projects with investigators in support of drug discovery (e.g. animal model development or improvement).