Veterinarian- Imaging/CT Pre Clinical Scientist

Coon Rapids, MN

Job Description

The Principal Veterinarian will plan and execute interventional and open surgical procedures for medical device safety and efficacy testing at an AAALAC-accredited research facility. They will provide technical leadership and support for all aspects of medical imaging (CT, MRI, Ultrasound) programs at the facility. In addition, they will be part of a team providing recommendations and implementation of accepted standards pertaining to animal husbandry, preventative medicine, anesthesia, analgesia, diagnosis and treatment of health problems to assure humane care and treatment of the animal population used in the development of implantable devices, biomaterials, and/or biotherapeutic treatments.

Qualified candidates will have the following skills and abilities

- Plans, executes, and follows up on technical, clinical, and/or field research projects in toxicity, clinical pathology, and animal nutrition to produce meaningful information relating to safety and efficacy leading to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
- Conducts research projects involving different drug combinations, either independently or with others.
- Responsible for veterinarian issues such as: clinical diagnosis, disease outbreaks, all species, animal surgery, and animal models.
- Develops, implements, and controls procedures related to acquisition, maintenance, quarantine, and disposition of all research animals.
- Coordinates with, provides technical support, and acts as liaison on animal health matters.
- Continually improving the welfare of animals by complying with the Institution Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
- Participates in the designing of new facilities and improvement of facilities.


- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM
- Current license to practice veterinary medicine in MN or ability to obtain licensure in 6 months
- Operation and interpretation of Medical imaging systems (CT, MRI, Ultrasound, OCT)
- At least 7+ years in Animal Care business (AAALAC-accredited facility): experienced in laboratory animal medicine and care, IACUC and GLP experienced
- Multi-species experience (dogs, rabbits, sheep, pigs,)
- Ability to work with human cadaveric tissue and specimens
- Excellent interpersonal and team relations
- Effective communicator with excellent technical writing skills and oral presentation
- Avid collaborator and educator
- Ability to handle stress and conflict constructively

Post Date: 01.12.2019

Salary: Contact for Rate

Shift: AM

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