Senior Associate Director, Animal Science & Welfare

Description:   Ensures availability of appropriate facilities, capabilities and services to support conduct of studies for all Research and Development programs conducted at the Missouri Research Center.  This includes effective management of Animal Science and Welfare (ASW) personnel, facilities, and site operating budgets, as well as compliance with federal, state and local regulatory mandates.  Provides direction for animal care and welfare activities at the MRC.  Provides input to the clinical research/development process by assisting researchers in animal model selection, optimizing the use of resources and, as required, serving as a veterinary scientist in the design of protocols and the conduct of biological and pharmaceutical research and development studies to GSP, GCP and GLP standards. These activities are critical to the continued conduct of Boehringer Ingelheim R&D activities at the site, and to the licensing of future and maintenance of existing pharmaceutical and biological products worldwide.   As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees Duties & Responsibilities: Directs activities of ASW personnel (exempt and non-exempt) responsible for animal care, welfare, facilities management, site operating budget, environmental compliance, and site security as it relates to the laboratory animal program at MRC.  Serves as the Attending Veterinarian (AV) for the site, responsible for ensuring quality veterinary care, health surveillance, and welfare of all animals at MRC.  Direct and oversee training of ASW and MRC Clinical personnel concerning animal welfare processes and compliance, including training to prepare personnel for American Association for Lab Animal Science (AALAS) certification. Maintains AAALAC (Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International) accreditation for the MRC Animal Care and Use Program. Serves as a member of Boehringer Ingelheim's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Provides veterinary review of Animal Procedure Statements originating from MRC as needed.  Conducts semi-annual reviews and audits of facilities and animal use programs. Provides, displays and teaches effective leadership aligned with Boehringer Ingelheim values within ASW and cross-functionally within and beyond the site. Responsible for state-of-the-art site facilities which are compliant to applicable GCP, GLP, GMP, AWA, OSHA, EPA, USDA, HSE, Biosafety, AAALAC and other Boehringer Ingelheim/regulatory agency policies.  Recommends appropriate levels of security for the animal facilities to the Sr. Manager HSE/Site Services.        Responsible for input into the capital procurement process and applicable operating budgets, supporting alignment with strategic and master planning and extensive interaction with the appropriate Boehringer Ingelheim support functions as it relates to the animal care and use program. Ensures compliance of applicable site activities to Boehringer Ingelheim, local, state and federal animal welfare, environmental, biosafety, HSE, AAALACi, etc. regulations, policies and standards. Serves as a resource to optimize the utilization of animal models, confirming the appropriateness of those models and exploring alternatives. Serves as study director for in-house and off-site clinical development studies to GSP, GCP and GLP standards, as required.    Keeps informed of new developments in veterinary medicine, laboratory animal medicine care, and research by completing the necessary continuing education. Coordinates the preparation and periodic update of departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure that all required procedural items are current. Along with the Biosafety Committee, recommends processes to the Sr. Manager HSE/Site Services to minimize the transmission of infectious pathogens to the site. Actively participates as a member of MRC Senior Staff, providing input and information, in support of the decision making process. Requirements: DVM degree with state licensure (Missouri preferred) with at least 5 years of experience in the Animal Care/Welfare area in a Research environment (Biomedical, Animal Health or Academia) Experience in Animal facility management is a plus. Master of Science and/or PhD degree is desirable. ACLAM board certification or board eligibility, and experience in laboratory animal medicine is a strong plus Strong personnel management experience/skills are essential. Animal welfare training and experience is needed. Clinical research experience (including knowledge of regulatory requirements) is a plus. Must be able to work cooperatively in a team environment. Eligibility Requirements: Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required) Must be 18 years of age or older 1812978
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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