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University Attending Veterinarian, Director, CMG

Apply now Department: 3670050090 University Veterinarian
Job no: 512408
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 13B

About This Role:

The CMG Director and University Attending Veterinarian has the primary responsibility for providing veterinary clinical care and research support for animal research/teaching activities in KSU animal research facilities. Supervises the CMG staff and is responsible for overseeing the financial management of animal care and use facilities. Directs the 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 KSU Institutional Official (IO) to serve as a voting member of the IACUC and IBC committees. 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.

This position is an “Essential” employee subject to on-call, standby and inclement weather work as required.

Why Join Us:

The mission of the Comparative Medicine Group is to facilitate animal use in research and teaching, at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University by providing high-quality animal care in accordance with both federal and state regulations and AAALAC guidelines.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a wide array of research animal experience in both laboratory and livestock-based settings.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing positive relationships with investigators and other key stakeholders.
  • Supervisory experience and knowledge of financial management for animal care and use facilities.
  • Experience working with animals in ABSL-2 and ABSL-3Ag biocontainment facilities using applicable biosafety practices.
  • Experience with AAALAC accreditation, experience working with an IACUC, working knowledge of the Ag Guide and PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine).

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Kansas State Veterinary License
  • Ability to obtain a DEA License for Controlled substances upon employment
  • Ability to obtain/maintain Veterinary accreditation as a Category II veterinarian.
  • Must pass a National Select Agent security risk assessment. This is required for the employee to work at the BRI with select agents.
  • Must be able to pass an occupational health physical screening exam and a medical evaluation/clearance to wear respiratory PPE.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs. with or without accommodation.
  • Must be physically able to handle/restrain commonly used laboratory animals and/or livestock
  • Must be physically able to perform routine veterinary examinations/treatments/procedures/surgery
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed on an on-call basis.
  • Valid driver’s license

Equipment Used:

  • Computer - Daily
  • Biosafety cabinet and/or Animal Cage Changing Station - Occasionally
  • Sharps (hypodermic needles, syringes, scalpel blades, etc.) – Daily
  • Pickup truck and/or van – As needed

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Online Application
  4. Three Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. 

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$150,000 - $180,000 Annually

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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