VETERINARIAN 3 (Staff Pathologist) - 6730
Company: University of California - Davis
Posted on: November 20, 2020
The California National Primate Research Center, CNPRC at UC Davis,
is an Organized Research Unit that conducts interdisciplinary
research programs on significant human health problems where
non-human primates is the animal of choice. In addition to its
major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed
to both UC Davis and NIH missions of teaching and service.
Under the direction of the Unit Manager, perform diagnostic and
experimental pathology supporting research and disease surveillance
pertaining to health and safety of CNPRC's nonhuman primate colony,
which consists of 4000 nonhuman primates. Provide experimental
pathology support to investigators. Diagnose potential disease
outbreaks in non-human primate colony. Perform studies to advance
understanding of the mechanisms of disease in nonhuman primates and
humans. Responsibilities include applying advanced scientific
knowledge to perform gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues,
recording results, preparing complex reports presenting
pathological findings, and assisting with necropsy supervision;
diagnostic pathology, support for colony health care and preventive
medicine programs, characterization of animal model of human
disease, teaching and supervision of veterinary pathology residents
and students, coordination management of diagnostic pathology
services and provide research support in the collaboration and
consultation of in experimental pathology. Provide expertise in
veterinary pathology subspecialty, such as cytology, and clinical
pathology. Engage in pathology research support services and
promote collaborative activities with UCD/CNPRC faculty in
$6,858.33 - $16,558.33 /HR.
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-Sit and look through a microscope for extended periods of
-Work in a busy clinical and diagnostic laboratory setting.
-Employee is required to work with animals/tissue that is infected
with a variety of agents hazardous to human (and animal) health
under BioSafety Level 3 conditions.
-Work in confined spaces to extract or obtain tissue samples.
-Perform moderately complex necropsies.
-Move and handle animals weighing up to 40 pounds.
-Wear protective clothing, including gown, coveralls, gloves,
masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers, for extended
periods of time (including under BSL3 conditions).
-Perform assigned duties in Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 and 3
facilities where non-human primates may be infected with
potentially hazardous agents such as HIV, SIV or Herpes B
-Employee shall participate in Participation required in
preventative medical and medical monitoring programs which may
include blood tests, immunizations, TB screening, blood borne and
airborne pathogen training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal,
State and University requirements.
-All work performed in accordance with campus, state, and federal
-Measles vaccination or proof of illness required.
-Position subject to medical surveillance procedures and review in
accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and
-Environment is cross functional, team oriented, and fast
-Required to wear protective clothing, including respirator,
required as personal protection from infectious agents
-Work area is located within a defined animal area and may include
-Flexibility with regard to unexpected non-standard work hours -
must be willing to work after hours and on weekends and
-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1,
2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use
of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly
prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and
outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
-California National Primate Research Center employees are directly
or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or
State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into
contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by
the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace
Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
-Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary
school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary
-Completion of a pathology laboratory medicine residency program
-American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)
board-certification and/or Board eligible to take ACVP
certification exam within one year of hire.
-3 to 5+ years of pathology experience working in a diagnostic
and/or experimental pathology environment.
-Experience in gross necropsy procedures and histopathology of
-Experience teaching anatomic pathology to Veterinary students and
residents working with nonhuman primates.
-Experience with GLP studies and procedures, scientific
applications, experimental design, data evaluation, and technical
-Professional knowledge of veterinary pathology and medicine for
application to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in nonhuman
-Professional knowledge of nonhuman primates as models of human
disease necessary to advise investigators on the design and conduct
of research with nonhuman primates to maximize the quality and
quantity of information gained from nonhuman primate models.
-Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and
international rules and regulations governing the use and care of
nonhuman primates (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care
and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good
Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health
-Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding
of standards and guidelines as established by the American
Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
-Knowledge of preventive medicine programs for laboratory-housed
nonhuman primates including but not limited to quarantine
procedures, tuberculin testing, vaccination, parasitology and
bacteriology screening programs.
-Applied expertise to diagnose and characterize spontaneous
diseases of nonhuman primates as potential models of human disease.
Ability to interact with all segments of colony animal care staff
in order to identify patterns of disease in colony animals.
-Skills to teach in the classroom situation, seminar format, and
one-to-one basis. Technical writing experience, including the
ability to produce manuscripts acceptable for publication in
peer-review journals; and skills to give written and oral
presentations at national and international specialty meetings.
-Knowledge of biomedical research with animals in relation to the
animal rights movement.
-Knowledge of handling biohazard materials and the rules and
regulation governing the operation of biohazard containment
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or
other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination
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