Sr Research Veterinarian

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Req ID: 113861

Recruiter: Justin Ivey 

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Salary Grade: MM 22 

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Job Summary

This role plays a vital role in the day-to-day clinical operations. 


Working independently, this team member is primarily responsible for research animal clinical care, veterinary procedures, training, stakeholder collaboration, compliance and supervision.

Job Responsibilities

1. Clinical Care

  • Expert clinical case management, treatment and knowledge of a variety of laboratory animal species including rabbits, pigs, sheep, NHPs and rodents
  • Provide surgical support including anesthesia monitoring, induction and recovery
  • Perform minor and major surgical procedures as needed or assist
  • Evaluate and examine newly arrived animals


2. Procedures

  • Understands, follows, and carries out all SOPs, quality assurance standards, safety procedures, and documentation requirements for related activities
  • Oversee quarantine including review of health reports from incoming shipments
  • Participate in On-call rotation and provide services after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays

3. Training

  • Develop training programs, manuals, materials, presentations
  • Provide hands on training for the staff and researchers
  • Supervise personnel to ensure work meets expectations

4. Ensure regulatory compliance

  • Review, implement, improve & assist in audits of records, procedures & protocols
  • Develop tools to assist staff and investigators in compliance-related activities
  • Participate in monthly IACUC meetings
  • Consult on protocol development and design
  • Supervise activities and provide recommendations


5.  Supervise supporting staff

  • Ensure staff is performing job duties and have resources needed
  • Provide performance feedback and review
  • Encourage staff development opportunities
  • Participate in new employee recruitment, interviews and hiring decisions; onboard and train new hires.
  • Coordinate staff to ensure protocol support can be provided when requested
  • Other responsibilities as required.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Doctor/ate of Veterinary Medicine degree [VMD, DVM]


Required Experience: Five (5) years of veterinarian experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience:

  • Five (5) years of veterinarian experience in a laboratory animal setting.    
  • One (1) year of supervisory or management experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism 
  • Ability to convey complex or technical information in an easy to understand manner
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to be on-call to trouble shoot and resolve problems

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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