The Director of the Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) and University Attending Veterinarian has the primary responsibility for providing veterinary clinical care and research support for animal research and teaching activities in K-State animal research facilities managed by the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Science, and College of Health and Human Sciences.
• Supervises the CMG staff and is responsible for overseeing the financial management of animal care and use facilities • 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 • Directs 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 K-State Institutional Official (IO) to serve as a voting member of the IACUC and IBC committees
Minimum Qualifications Include:
DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Kansas
AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)
Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a wide array of research animal experience in both laboratory and livestock-based settings
About Kansas State University
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.