Canine, Feline, Bovine, Mixed, Aquatic, Lab Animal, Amphibian/Reptile, Other
DVM or equivalent
University of Pittsburgh Senior Executive Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources University Attending Veterinarian
The University of Pittsburgh has an opening for the position of Senior Executive Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). This individual will also serve as the University’s Attending Veterinarian. This is a full time, faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate for the position.
The DLAR is responsible for the daily operations and management of the ten animal facilities supporting the Schools of the Health Sciences and the provision of veterinary care and animal research support in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies. The University’s AAALAC accredited animal care program comprises approximately 325,000 sq. ft. of animal housing and support space for a wide variety of species that includes rodents, rabbits, ferrets, cats, dogs, farm species, nonhuman primates, and aquatic species.
The Senior Executive Director is responsible for managing and directing the administrative, veterinary, and animal husbandry business units of the DLAR that employ approximately 140 staff including nine full time veterinarians. S/he will provide ongoing assessment of DLAR functions and act on opportunities to improve productivity and operational efficiency. S/he will support investigators and research staff conducting a wide variety of animal-based research activities across numerous departments, centers, and institutes. (The University ranks 5th in NIH funding.)
The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of five references to: Mr. William J. Madden, Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration, Pittvet@hs.pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/M/Vets/Disabled.
Minimum requirements include a veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; ACLAM diplomate status; veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States; and ten or more years of progressive laboratory animal experience involving a variety of species with at least five years in a senior leadership position responsible for the supervision, development, and performance management of veterinary and other professional staff.
About University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is a public institution that was founded in 1787 and is a state-related research university, with its main campus located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university earns national accolades for its highly ranked School of Medicine, School of Education and Swanson School of Engineering. The School of Medicine is particularly well regarded for its research, working in conjunction with the highly ranked University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the institution, currently ranked 5th, receives one of the highest amounts of funding from the National Institutes of Health. There are many notable University of Pittsburgh alumni in almost every professional sector. The university is well known for its focus on going green.