Clinical Research Veterinarian

Saskatoon, SK, Canada .
full-time . November 17, 2023


The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research, is a world leader in infectious disease research and vaccine development for humans and animals. Located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, VIDO is one of the largest and most advanced containment facilities in the world. To strengthen the preparedness for emerging infectious diseases we are currently expanding our infrastructure to include containment level 4, a GMP vaccine manufacturing facility, and new animal housing. Our vision includes having the capacity to study any emerging disease in any animal model embracing a One Health approach to prevent emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals. 
We are seeking a Clinical Research Veterinarian to join our team. Reporting to the Veterinary Services Manager, the Veterinarian undertakes a range of clinical and surgical activities in the animal care area to support the development and implementation of protocols for specific research purposes.

Position Overview

·        Works with both large and small animals in Biosafety Containment Levels 2 through 4.
·        Supervises research trials and ensures all treatments, clinical monitoring and sampling procedures are correctly performed. Accurately documents results from start to finish of trials.
·        Provides clinical oversight of animal care technicians to ensure proper clinical procedures are followed.
·        Plans, coordinates, and schedules clinical and surgical research trials to meet research goals and timelines.
·        Develops novel large and small animal models, including surgical models, in consultation with scientists to support their specific research requirements.
·        Collects tissue samples for laboratory analyses including pre- and post-trial samples in both treated and control animals.
·        Assesses gross pathology and evaluates the extent of anomalies in terms of degree of severity, volumes, or spread. Records all findings.
·        Ensures bio-security processes and protocols are consistently applied in the animal care area.
·        Assists Scientists in writing Animal Use Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures for submission to the University Animal Care Committee (UACC) for approval.
·        Provides budget estimates for animal trials.

Education and Experience

·        DVM degree
·        Must be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan and will become licensed upon hire.
·        Minimum 2 years of work experience in mixed animal practice. Experience in a research environment is a strong asset.
·        Surgical and clinical skills are essential with knowledge encompassing multiple species.
·        Valid driver’s license.
·        Pathology training would be an asset.
Status: Permanent
Employment Group: Non-Union
Shift: Monday - Friday, 7.5 hours per day (37.5 hours per week) with participation in after-hours and weekend on call rotation.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where 'Yes' is indicated below. Further information is available at:
Facility Access Screening including Criminal Record Check: Yes
Driver's License and Abstract Check: Yes
Education/Credential Verification: Yes
Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable
Interested candidates are asked to submit their application including a cover letter and CV.
Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Note: The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation, and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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