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UC Davis
California National Primate Research Center

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
model 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.
The CNPRC at UC Davis is one of seven national centers dedicated to support the use of nonhuman primates in
research established by the National Institutes of Health. The CNPRC's central mission, as described in the Program
Guidelines for National Primate Research Centers, is to provide support for scientists who use nonhuman primates in
their research through intellectual infrastructure, animals, facilities, and related expertise necessary to enable research
using nonhuman primates. The CNPRC is a national resource for collaborative and consultative expertise, biologic
and genetic material, normative data, and specialized facilities and equipment to support nonhuman primate-related

The CNPRC is seeking an experienced and talented senior level Veterinary Administrator in the role of the Assistant
Director for Primate Medicine & Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Services (PM & ACPS), responsible for the strategic
direction and overall administration, implementation and management of Primate Medicine, Pathology Services, and
Clinical Laboratory Services. Coordinate and promote effective faculty/Principal Investigator relations and functions
with an extremely high degree of autonomy in directing research support services to Core and Affiliate Scientists and
principal investigators.

The AD of PM & ACPS is responsible for achieving divisional departmental performance goals and regulatory
management including human resources, financial and physical resources, operations management of clinical veterinary medicine, surgical services, colony healthcare management, veterinary pathology and clinical laboratory
support related to animal health care management of the nonhuman primate colony and research support to

The scope of the role includes:
1) Ensure high quality and appropriate managed healthcare to colony animals and assure research support is provided
to Core and Affiliate Scientists.
2) Direct, coach, train and oversee performance management of divisional employees to develop both technical and
professional staff and direct reports.
3) Direct clinical strategic and operations planning and budget administration that includes recharge administration.
4) Represent the CNPRC to UCD officials/regulatory officers and on a national level within the NIH and NHP research

This role interacts effectively with the Associate Director of Primate Services, Assistant Director of Research Services &
Colony Management, the CNPRC Director, and with all levels of CNPRC Administration Management and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
? Knowledge of laboratory animal medicine as evidenced by Diplomat Status in the American College of Laboratory
Animal Medicine. Board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Successful completion of
a residency program in Laboratory Animal Science.
? DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical college or school and eligible for licensure
to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California.
? Minimum of 7 to 9 yrs experience in laboratory animal medicine and 5 yrs experience managing and directing
complex animal preventative and emergency care program. Professional veterinary experience in clinical medicine as
it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals such as
nonhuman primates, rodents, agricultural species and other exotic species.
? Minimum of 5 yrs of post-doctoral/DVM training OR DVM (or equivalent) Board certified, American College of
Veterinary Pathologists and/or the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine with 5-9+ yrs of diagnostic
clinical pathology experience and 3+yrs of experience with progressive leadership in the management of a large-scale
pathology service program.
? Experience working with 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. Experience in diagnosing and characterizing spontaneous diseases of nonhuman
primates as potential models of human disease.
Senior clinician level of knowledge and/or experience in medical/pathology primatology as it applies to diagnostics,
surgical procedures and medical treatment of nonhuman primates. Proven clinical care program management focused
on clinical and surgical skills.
? Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care
of laboratory animals (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 Law). Experience
assessing GLP-compliant studies and diagnostic pathology involving laboratory animals.
? Managerial-level knowledge of humane care, use, and housing of animals with understanding of standards and
guidelines as established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

Preferred Qualifications:
? USDA accreditation to perform federally mandated duties associated with operation of a laboratory animal research
? Experience working with a variety of nonhuman primate species or other complex animal models, and meeting
animal care, housing, and research regulatory requirements.
? BioSafety, Crisis Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Training.
? Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of nonhuman primates.
? Managerial experience in support of biomedical research, facilitating research needs, and working with
? Experience in public speaking and media relations to give written and oral presentations at national and
international meetings.

Annual Salary: $107,700-204,500 + Salary determined based on qualifications and commensurate with experience.

For Full Consideration Apply By: August 26, 2018

Application Deadline:
For Full Consideration Apply By: August 26, 2018

Application Procedure:
To view the complete position posting and to submit an application on-line visit at
Requisition Number #03022006

The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Affirmative

Action/Equal Opportunity Educator &
Employer (A.A./E.O.E.E.)

Contact Information:
steve O'Conner
one shields ave
davis, CA 95606

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