The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop the highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community.
Kansas State University educates more than 24,000 of tomorrow's potential leaders and provides some of the best global food systems and biosecurity research in the world. In fact, the university is progressing toward its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.
The university has nine academic colleges and offers more than 250 majors and options. The Graduate School offers 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral degrees, and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines. The Princeton Review recognizes the university as one of the nation's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S.
Commonly referred to as K-State, the community is proud of its welcoming environment, and considers all K-Staters family. Our athletic teams, known as the Wildcats, compete in the Big 12 Conference and frequently win titles and championships.
About This Role:
The University Attending Veterinarian and CMG Director have the primary responsibility for providing veterinary clinical care and research support for animal research/teaching activities in KSU animal research facilities. Directs the CMG staff in working with the URCO staff on research compliance matters dealing with the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). May be appointed by the KSU Institutional Official (IO) to serve as a voting member of the IACUC and IBC committees. Works closely with Animal Facility Manager(s) to oversee daily operations in animal care. Provides training and guidance to research personnel on animal handling, experimental animal techniques/procedures, and animal biosafety level (e.g., ABSL-1, ABSL-2, & ABSL-3) practices and procedures as required. Has direct responsibility for ensuring that all veterinary clinical standards of care, laws, regulations, and guidelines related to animal care and use and biosafety/biosecurity are met.
Why Join Us:
The mission of the Comparative Medicine Group is to facilitate animal use in research and teaching, at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University by providing high-quality animal care in accordance with both federal and state regulations and AAALAC guidelines.
The KSU Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) is a centralized campus-wide core research fee-for-service support unit under the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) for the procurement, care, and use of laboratory animal animals for research, testing, and/or teaching purposes at KSU’s main campus. The CMG works closely with VPR’s University Research Compliance Office (URCO), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to ensure that all animal use at KSU complies with all applicable public laws/regulations, National Institutes of Health/Public Health Service (NIH/PHS) Policies, and National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council/Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (NAS/NRC/ILAR) guidelines for the humane and ethical use of live vertebrate animals.
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
- DVM from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine
- Minimum of 10 years experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian
- Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species
- Working knowledge of Windows-based computer software (e.g.¸ MS Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
- AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)
- Experience working with animals in ABSL-2 and ABSL-3Ag biocontainment facilities using applicable biosafety practices/procedures
- Knowledge of AAALAC accreditation requirements
- Active/current state veterinary license
- Valid driver’s license
- Must pass a National Select Agent security risk assessment and/or U.S. Government security clearance is also required for the employee to work at the BRI with select agents
- Must be physically able to handle/restrain commonly used laboratory animals and/or livestock
- Must be physically able to perform routine veterinary examinations/treatments/procedures/surgery
- Must be able to pass an occupational health physical screening exam and a medical evaluation/clearance to wear required respiratory PPE
- Must be able to work in confined spaces and wear required PPE
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Online application
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, please apply by March 5, 2021.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
$101,470 – $144,590 annually
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.