CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY
MD Anderson Cancer Center
July 17, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
Attending Veterinarian, Institutional Animal Care and Use Program
Director, Research Animal Support Facility – NCI Cancer Center Support Grant
The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (DVMS) at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is recruiting an experienced Laboratory Animal Veterinarian and leader with an established record of outstanding performance in research animal care, collaborative research, regulatory medicine and administration.
The role of the Chair will include administrative leadership and responsibility for planning, performance, and evaluation of programs of animal care and welfare, facilities management, research services and collaborative research. These duties include day-today operation of veterinary clinical and surgical services, clinical anatomical pathology research programs, and educational programs. The Chair serves as the Attending Veterinarian and is responsible for managing the animal care and use program in compliance with applicable Federal and State Animal Welfare laws, regulations, and guidelines, and for maintaining AAALAC International accreditation. This position will require the ability to develop effective strategies to insure a sustainable program that provides high-quality support for animal studies utilizing diverse species. MD Anderson is one of the world’s most respected cancer centers devoted exclusively to advancing basic science, translational, clinical, and prevention research on cancer.
The candidate must have experience in collaborative research as well as an established record of performing team science. The Chair will oversee recruitment, retention, and career development of departmental faculty, and will review the performance of staff and faculty within the Department. The Chair must possess outstanding skills in interpersonal relationships, critical analysis, and problem solving. The Chair will closely collaborate with the Department Administrator to provide effective leadership to the department.
Interested candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to lead within a progressive, dynamic research environment and have a distinguished record of exceptional performance within the subspecialty of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Candidates for consideration must be board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.
In addition, candidates should have demonstrated leadership in dealing effectively with different stakeholders both within and outside their institution, planning and assessing programs, developing plans to optimize operations, and managing financial and human resources. MD Anderson is committed to building a diverse community of faculty and encourages women and minorities to apply.
Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and names of references along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications (2-3 pages) by September 7, 2018 to:
Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Chair Search Committee