University of Colorado Faculty Fellow (OLAR Veterinary Intern) in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado - Office of Laboratory Animal Resources

Faculty Fellow (Veterinary Intern)*

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.



_Nature of Work_

The Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinary Intern provides veterinary care for the CU Denver animal care and use program through the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources. The Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) is the administrative arm of the CU Denver animal care and use program with specific responsibility for regulatory requirements, veterinary oversight of animal care, provision for training needs in appropriate animal care and use, IACUC support, and the organizational point of contact for extra-mural animal related interactions (AAALAC, USDA, OLAW, public, etc.). The individual serving in this position assists in providing veterinary care and assuring regulatory compliance for the use of animals in biomedical research at CU Denver.

_Supervision Received_

The intern will report directly to a senior clinical veterinarian, board certified in laboratory animal medicine. In addition, the intern will be supervised by other veterinarians, who are generally board certified in laboratory animal medicine as well. The intern’s research project will also be supervised by one of the veterinarians.

_Supervision Exercised_- N/A

_Examples of Work Performed_

The Veterinary Intern’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides veterinary care to a variety of research species initially under supervision and then autonomously with a senior clinical veterinarian always available for consult.

  • Assists with implementation and oversight of animal care programs.

  • Performs mentored research project.

  • Assists in research and animal care staff training.

  • Provides consultation and instruction to investigators and staff in animal care and use.

  • May lead and train staff performing related work.

  • Assists in reviewing animal research proposals.

  • Participates in IACUC meetings and inspections.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.

  • Knowledge of animal husbandry requirements, methods, and techniques.

  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.

  • Knowledge of animal surgical techniques.

  • Ability to assess and treat medical conditions in a wide variety of animals.

  • Ability to maintain safety and infection control standards.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborations and working relationships with a variety of persons, internal and external to the department and institution.

  • Leadership skills for effective planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation.

  • Ability to work effectively under general direction or guidelines with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

_Minimum Requirements_

  • D.V.M. (or equivalent) from an AVMA – Accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • License to practice in at least one state within theU.S.

  • Previous training and /or experience in laboratory animal medicine.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Faculty Fellow (OLAR Veterinary Intern)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15701