University of Michigan-Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 238061
The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), University of Michigan Medical School has an open faculty position for an academically oriented clinical laboratory animal veterinarian.
The current ULAM clinical faculty consists of 12 clinical faculty veterinarians and 3 pathologists. Together they conduct a vigorous clinical, educational, research and service program that extends campus wide. Areas of research emphasis within the Unit include host-pathogen interactions (microbial pathogenesis and host response to infection), venous endothelial dysfunction, refinement and enrichment effects on experimental variables, analgesic and anesthetic efficacy, and clinical laboratory animal medicine and science. Faculty members have protected time for engagement in independent and collaborative research activities as well as access to multiple internal funding opportunities. Additionally, ULAM has a long history of training veterinary residents in laboratory animal medicine and biomedical research. ULAM has been a leader in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medical research since 1962 and has trained a significant portion of ACLAM Diplomats.
The University of Michigan is ranked nationally in the top ten medical schools for NIH extramural support. It is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally rich university community. Animal facilities total more than 200,000 square feet in 27 buildings on greater than 32 acres. Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics. All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of over 230,000 animals.
Provision of clinical and surgical support and coordination of health programs for research animals.
Review of animal use applications
Teaching and mentorship of veterinary residents in the clinical training program.
Engagement in academic scholarly activities including independent and collaborative research.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted via e-mail as a single pdf document including 1) Cover Letter, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) the names (with complete mailing address, phone, and E-mail) of at least three references.
Address all correspondence to:
Dr. Lucy Kennedy
Clinical Associate Professor
The University of Michigan
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine,
2800 Plymouth Road, NCRC 10-G090
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0614
The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), University of Michigan Medical School has an open faculty position for an academically oriented clinical veterinarian. The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, have advanced training in the veterinary specialty of laboratory animal medicine, and be ACLAM board-certified or be progressing toward ACLAM certification. New or soon-to-be residency program graduates (expected completion in 2024) will be competitive for this position and are encouraged to apply.
This position is posted as Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor /Clinical Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
About University of Michigan-Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), part of the U-M Medical School Office of Research, is one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized programs training laboratory animal veterinarians. In addition to fulfilling its training mission, ULAM has also provided veterinary care to all animals used at the University of Michigan for over 50 years.
The proper care of laboratory animals involves attending to a range of physical and behavioral needs. This includes providing clean, appropriately lighted and well-ventilated housing, the ability to exercise and interact with con-specifics, proper nutrition, and health care.
ULAM provides a variety of services and educational offerings to support the U-M research community and the animals under their care, including:
Laboratory animal procurement and care
Compliance and oversight monitoring
Specialized research support services and activities, and
Academic teaching and research programs