Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: October 1, 2019
Office of Research
Applicant review and screening will begin on or around 10/21/2019
and will continue through selection
$140,000 - $160,000
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB
Applies advanced professional veterinarian concepts to perform
highly difficult general medical, surgical or diagnostic work.
Provides consultation on problem or difficult cases. Mentors and
oversees work of assigned personnel. May serve as chair of major
committee such as quality improvement, peer review, etc. At
Research Facilities: Ensures activities adhere to animal use
protocols; provides assessment to Animal Care and Use. Provides
consultation or clinical case management as needed. Consults on
more difficult cases to review clinical records and determines if
appropriate treatment is being given.
1) Has advanced understanding to be able to perform complex
examinations, complete analyses, order X-rays, discuss special
diets, and write prescriptions. Reviews reports and has the skill
to interpret advanced results. Completes recharge forms for
2) Competent in maintaining animal health records, including both
manual and computerized health data. Oversees operational animal
care functions. Schedules veterinarians, technicians, and students
to ensure adequate coverage for clients. Provides student
instruction, in the form of daily rounds, and evaluates the
students. Performs audits of completed clinical work. Oversees
animals and monitors animal health on experimental protocols.
3) May present at educational conferences or informal case
management conferences on area of specialization. Provides
instruction essential to the successful management of a veterinary
practice for DVM veterinary students. Oversees the rotation of
students through practice groups.
4) Demonstrates advanced communication skills addressing sensitive
issues with animals, clinical team members and staff.
5) Communicates with researchers, students and the community
regarding the use of laboratory animals in research projects.
- D.V.M. / V.M.D. or equivalent veterinary degree and 5 years of
related experience. (Required)
- For Research Facilities: ACLAM diplomate (American College of
Laboratory Animal Medicine). (Preferred)
- California State Veterinary License (Required)
- USDA National Veterinary Accreditation (Preferred)
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES
- Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful
performance of advanced Veterinarian duties. Advanced clinical and
diagnostic skills. Demonstrate broad knowledge of traditional
laboratory animal species, and willingness to work with
- Must be able to communicate with owners / handlers, researchers
and clinical staff members regarding variety of complex clinical
care issues. Demonstrates interpersonal and oral communication
skills to interact with all clients, students and residents.
- Must be able to work in a collaborative manner. Must have
advanced diagnostic and decision making skills in more difficult
cases. Must be able to diagnose animal condition and make
associated treatment recommendations.
- Must be able to influence and interact well with others.
Experience to teach basic animal handling and husbandry skills to
- Knowledge and/or experience with field research.
- Requires knowledge of electronic / medical records systems. Must
be computer literate.
- Demonstrated ability to provide instruction and oversight of
professional DVM students, residents and animal health
- Knowledge and ability to manage and/or oversee breeding and
management of genetically engineered rodents.
- Knowledge and ability to manage and/or oversee management of
genetically engineered fish. (Preferred)
- Knowledge and ability to manage and/or oversee biosafety level 3
research and animal facilities. (Preferred)
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive
Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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