Assistant/Associate Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Academic Clinician, Division of La...
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Academic Clinician, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
May 9, 2022

We are seeking a highly motivated, proactive, professional laboratory animal veterinarian to join our academic group at the University of Pennsylvania. 

This position will ensure expert veterinary care and welfare support to the research animal community at the University of Pennsylvania. As a faculty member of the Department of Pathobiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, the successful candidate will contribute to training of veterinary students, externs and residents in the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) within the Department. The successful candidate will join University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR), which includes a team of 9-veterinarians and 13-veterinary technicians, along with ~180 staff members that support business, operations, training and diagnostic services for the University.  ULAR provides care for a daily population of more than 150,000 animals belonging to 6 schools across the Philadelphia campus and at New Bolton Center. In addition to a daily census of 45,000 mouse cages and 1,000 rat cages, other species for which ULAR has oversight include nonhuman primates, sheep, swine, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, shrews, fish, frogs, and birds.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the clinical veterinary care of research animals, animal protocol and amendment review, investigator training, and other duties to ensure compliance with accrediting and regulatory organizations. They will play a critical role on the veterinary team, working to effectively consult on animal models, assisting with veterinary care guidance and policies, and assist with procedures and surgeries in a wide variety of species. Ideally the candidate will have experience with aspects of theriogenology and breeding colony management, particularly related to USDA-covered species. On-call coverage will be shared with the veterinary team on a rotational basis.

The successful candidate will have an active role in teaching the specialty of laboratory animal medicine to our DLAM Residents through both didactic and one-on-one mentorship during the 3-year training program. In this role, the candidate will serve as a lecturer in the DLAM courses related to biology and diseases of major animal species used in research. Additional research and academic duties will include mentoring professional veterinary and graduate students in specialized rotations, investigating clinical laboratory animal science topics and presenting challenging and interesting cases to veterinary groups within and beyond Penn. Salary, compensation, and faculty appointment (on the Academic Clinician (non-tenure) track) will be commensurate with prior experience.

  1.  DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college or ECFVG/PAVE foreign equivalency certification.
  2. ACLAM board certification.
  3. Active veterinary license in at least one U.S. state; must be eligible to acquire a Pennsylvania veterinary license if not already licensed.
  4. Must be eligible for DEA controlled substances registration.
  5. At least 7 years of recent and relevant experience working as a clinical veterinarian in a laboratory animal program or 4 years past completion of a laboratory animal residency. Experience with and interest in the medical care and surgical support of wide range of species is required.
  6. Current and relevant working knowledge of animal research regulations and guidelines.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills in a team environment with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.
  8. Proficiency in computer software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Application Instructions:

The search committee will begin considering applications immediately. The anticipated start date is as soon as possible. Additional information about the Pathobiology Department may be found at:

University of Pennsylvania Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all employees at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information. 

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