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Research Veterinarian

Company name
Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, IN
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This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Veterinarian to not only support the animal care and use program here at Lilly but to also work closely with our scientists to develop innovative research models for Lilly in support of discovering medicines that change lives. The primary role of the Research Veterinarian is to support our animal care and use program by working with the Attending Veterinarian to manage a robust animal welfare program. The role requires:

comparative medicine knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, epidemiology, clinical medicine, preventative medicine, diagnostics, genetics, animal behavior, and surgical and anesthetic techniques.

management of relationships with internal investigators, their staff, the IACUC, and Veterinary Resources to ensure the program is within regulatory requirements required for the use of animals for research.

compliance with regulations and expectations regarding clinical and surgical standards for animals utilized in research, this role provides veterinary care and surgical and anesthesia support for all personnel and animals our corporate center.

understanding of all local, state, federal, and internal policies regulating the use of animals.

Key Objectives:

Veterinary Medical Care: 50%

Oversee the veterinary care program including ensuring humane care and handling for all animals used in research

Examining, diagnosing, and treating diseases that develop including health care record management

Monitoring of surgical outcomes for complications and reporting of adverse results

Oversee disease surveillance and preventative medicine programs including monitoring disease incidence and overseeing eradication efforts.

Oversight for dietary management and enrichment programs.

Management of weekend/holiday/after-hours coverage

Supervision of direct reports, registered Veterinary Technicians

Regulatory Compliance: 10%

Participation in USDA/AAALAC inspection preparation and site visits.

Member of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee including protocol review, inspections, policy development and post approval protocol monitoring

Participation in development of veterinary guidelines for humane animal use.

Support the Attending Veterinarian, IACUC Chair, and Compliance Office with the animal welfare program.

Research Support: 40%

Assist with new animal model development

Advising investigators on animal biology, animal procedures, and animal models.

Attending study design and post-study meetings.

Development of new animal models and oversight of special procedures.

Perform literature search for alternatives.

Assistance in development and writing of Animal Care and Use Protocols.

Basic Qualifications

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association

Board Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Indiana Veterinary license or another state Veterinary license and able to complete Indiana State Licensure within 6 months

At least 5 years of research lab animal medicine experience

Additional Skills/Preferences

Knowledge and skills in laboratory animal medicine

Knowledge of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide), and the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)

Demonstrates strong leadership skills and leading across various functional groups

Demonstrates success in effective interpersonal and communication skills

Highly self-motivated and willingness to work in complex diverse environment

Strong verbal and effective written communication skills

Understanding of scientific design and methods

Active participation in AALAS and/or LAWTE preferred

Additional Information

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Company Profile
Lilly makes medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. We were founded by Eli Lilly in 1876, and are now the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world. We have steadfastly remained independent, but not isolated. Across the globe, Lilly has developed productive alliances and partnerships that advance our capacity to develop innovative medicines at lower costs. Lilly is consistently ranked as one of the best companies in the world to work for, and generations of Lilly employees have sustained a culture that values excellence, integrity and respect for people.

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