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Assistant Director Veterinary Services

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About the Department

LAMS is responsible for husbandry and veterinary care of all vertebrate animals on the University of Cincinnati (UC) campus. LAMS is committed to providing high-quality services to meet the needs of the researchers. In addition, they are responsible for assisting researchers in model development, animal usage, humane animal treatment, and compliance with University policies and procedures and governmental regulations.

Job Overview

The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services department (LAMS) is seeking an Assistant Director of Veterinary Services. Working with the Director, this role supervises the veterinarian staff and manages the activities required for the care and humane use of laboratory animals to further scientific discovery.


The University of Cincinnati, a level R1 Doctoral University (classified as Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of institutions of Higher Education), participates and leads cutting edge research that helps support scientific advancement in a variety of areas including cancer, cardiac, and genetic research. As a member of our team you will be on the cutting-edge of scientific advancement participating in unique and critical research that helps discover and develop new technologies and solve difficult problems.

Essential Functions

  • Manage veterinary activities required for the care and use of laboratory animals. Oversee rodent import/export, quarantine, and health surveillance programs.
  • Create and provide project status reports; set and clarify goals for veterinary technical staff, prioritize and coordinate work schedules. Provide investigator support during model development and IACUC protocol review processes.
  • Assist with review of SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards. Assist with personnel training and with coordination of meetings and continuing education opportunities for staff.
  • Assist with budgetary and program oversight. Assist with regulatory and accreditation oversight. Assist with formulation and implementation of process improvement strategies. Assist with Post Approval Monitoring.
  • Report animal, facility and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate level. Develop and maintain effective teamwork with staff, management, investigators and other departmental units. 
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Doctoral Degree

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Eligible for full veterinary licensure in Ohio within six (6) months of employment.
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), ACLAM board eligibility or Diplomate of an applicable specialty board.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) to six (6) months working with livestock in a surgical setting.
  • Three (3) years supervision.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Sitting - Often
  • Standing - Seldom
  • Walking - Seldom

Application Process

  • A resume and cover letter are required as part of the application process.
  • Attach these documents before submitting your application.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary for this role as described above.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 81572


Assistant Director Veterinary Services

Date:  May 19, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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