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Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine

Full Time

Reno, Nevada, United States (This job is on-site)

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Job description

Scismic is supporting the growth of an early-stage contract research organization (CRO) that has been in the business for over 75 years with over 20,000 employees and 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the world.

They are seeking a Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine for their Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada.

The Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine will be responsible for the technical and professional oversight of all animal care and use functions involving laboratory animals at the site.


  • Serve as the veterinarian of record (attending veterinarian) providing technical, regulatory, and clinical support to all research programs at the site.  
  • Provide direct support to study directors in protocol design, animal disease model development, surgical services and animal health evaluations.  
  • Provide assistance to study directors on sponsor-related issues including direct contact with sponsors as required.  
  • Serve as a member of the Site Management Team and site representative of the Global Safety Assessment Veterinary Medicine Functional Matrix.    
  • Assure the health and welfare of all research animals maintained within the facility, both personally and through delegation and oversight of direct reports.
  • Assure performance of daily observation of animals for clinical signs of disease or adverse events, documentation of clinical observations, maintenance of appropriate animal medical records, and assure prompt notification and resolution of conditions that are indicative of pain or distress.
  • Develop proposals for improvement of the animal program and operational changes that improve the health and well being of research animals and facilitate the conduct of studies.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and provision of animal care and use training.
  • Regularly inspect, evaluate, and generate reports on the adequacy of animal care programs, related processes and procedures, and physical facilities used to house and manipulate study animals.
  • Ensure compliance with established company, industry and regulatory standards.
  • Provide oversight of surgical programs.


  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) and Master’s degree (M.S.) in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine.
  • 8-10 years related experience. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state.
  • ACLAM Diplomate Status preferred. USDA accreditation is desirable.

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