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The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non-human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.

Under the direction of the Unit Manager, perform diagnostic and experimental pathology supporting research and disease surveillance pertaining to health and safety of CNPRC's nonhuman primate colony, which consists of 4000 nonhuman primates. Provide experimental pathology support to investigators. Diagnose potential disease outbreaks in non-human primate colony. Perform studies to advance understanding of the mechanisms of disease in nonhuman primates and humans. Responsibilities include applying advanced scientific knowledge to perform gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues, recording results, preparing complex reports presenting pathological findings, and assisting with necropsy supervision; diagnostic pathology, support for colony health care and preventive medicine programs, characterization of animal model of human disease, teaching and supervision of veterinary pathology residents and students, coordination management of diagnostic pathology services and provide research support in the collaboration and consultation of in experimental pathology. Provide expertise in veterinary pathology subspecialty, such as cytology, neuropathology, and clinical pathology. Engage in pathology research support services and promote collaborative activities with UCD/CNPRC faculty in biomedical research.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine. American College of Veterinary Pathologists (A.C.V.P.) board-certification.
-5+ years of directly related experience may substitute for the board-certification.
-Completion of a pathology residency program (post-D.V.M training); and at minimum of 3 to 5 years of pathology experience working in a diagnostic and/or experimental pathology environment.
-Experience teaching anatomic pathology to Veterinary students and residents.
-Experience to work independently and to take advantage of the numerous collaborative opportunities for both clinical and collaborative research with faculty.
- Experience with GLP studies and procedures, scientific applications, experimental design, data evaluation, and technical writing.
-Understanding of veterinary pathology and medicine for application to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in nonhuman primates.
-Skills to work with large and small non-human primates.
-Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of nonhuman primates (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).
-Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).
-Knowledge of preventive medicine programs for laboratory-housed nonhuman primates including but not limited to quarantine procedures, tuberculin testing, vaccination, parasitology and bacteriology screening programs.
-Knowledge of 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Professional knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of nonhuman primates.
-Applied expertise to diagnose and characterize spontaneous diseases of nonhuman primates as potential models of human disease.
-Ability to interact with all segments of colony animal care staff in order to identify patterns of disease in colony animals.
-Skill to teach in the classroom situation, seminar format, and one-to-one basis.
-Skill to give written and oral presentations at national and international specialty meetings.
-Knowledge of biomedical research with animals in relation to the animal rights movement.
-Knowledge of handling biohazard materials and the rules and regulation governing the operation of biohazard containment facilities.
-Ability to communicate effectively in writing, including the ability to produce manuscripts acceptable for publication in peer-review journals.
-Skills to advise technicians, students and investigators in the incorporation of pathology, and ancillary histochemical and immunohistochemical assays, in experimental design.
-Skills in supervision, mentorship and board-certification training for anatomic pathology residents.
-Skills in generating intra- and extra-mural collaborations to expand the diagnostic and research services.
-Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology or comparable program, with experience in the utilization of laboratory animal models.

$6,858.33 to $16,558.33 MO. Salary is commensurate with experience

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The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer (A.A./E.O.E.E.)

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steve O'Conner
one shields ave
davis, CA 95606

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