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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

University of California - Davis Davis, CA

Davis, CA
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


Requisition Number:
Recruitment Open To:
UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public
Final Filing Date
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Payroll Title
Number of Positions:
$6,941.67 - $12,500.00, salary commensurate with experience
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Appointment Description:
100% Fixed, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Overtime Eligible:
Union/HEERA Representation:
This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department Description:
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.
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Job Summary:
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 5000+ 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.

Opportunities exist for developing and expanding the role played by the pathology department in the areas of neuropathology and clinical pathology, and engaging in research support and collaborative activities with UCD/CNPRC faculty in biomedical research. Physical Demands:
-Sit and look through a microscope for extended periods of time.
-Work in a busy clinical and diagnostic laboratory setting.
-Employee is required to work with animals/tissue that is infected with a variety of agents hazardous to human (and animal) health under BioSafety Level 3 conditions.
-Work in confined spaces to extract or obtain tissue samples.
-Perform moderately complex necropsies.
-Move and handle animals weighing up to 40 pounds.
-Wear protective clothing, including gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers, for extended periods of time (including under BSL3 conditions). Work Environment:
-Perform assigned duties in Biosafety Level (BSL) 1, 2, or 3 facilities where non-human primates may be infected with potentially hazardous agents such as HIV, SIV or Herpes B virus.
-Employee shall participate in Participation required in preventative medical and medical monitoring programs which may include blood tests, immunizations, TB screening, blood borne and airborne pathogen training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal, State and University requirements.
-All work performed in accordance with campus, state, and federal regulations.
-Measles vaccination or proof of illness required.
-Position subject to medical surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
-Environment is cross functional, team oriented, and fast paced.
-Required to wear protective clothing, including respirator, required as personal protection from infectious agents
-Work area is located within a defined animal area and may include biohazards.
-Flexibility with regard to unexpected non-standard work hours - must be willing to work after hours and on weekends and holidays.
-California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes

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.
-10+ years of directly related experience may substitute for the board-certification.
-Completion of 3 yrs or more of pathology residency post-D.V.M training.
-At least 5 years 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.
-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.
-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 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:
-Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology or comparable program, with experience in the utilization of laboratory animal models.
-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.