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Clinical Research Attending Veterinarian

Requisition ID: LAB000941

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century . Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare .

Position Description:

The Clinical Research/Attending Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary oversight to the care and use of laboratory animals (livestock and companion research animals are included) at Merck Animal Health. He/She is responsible for ensuring that humane, legal, ethical, efficient, and scientifically sound research is conducted. Responsibilities also include training and oversight of the animal care staff, representation on the internal animal care and use committee (IACUC), and facilitating communication between the Animal Services/Research Facility and the Research and Development department.



Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, US licensure

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Individual must be a DVM specializing in livestock medicine with a current US license and presently holding or able to achieve full veterinary licensure within the state of Kansas.
  • Good interpersonal, communication (both written and oral) and organizational skills are essential.
    Must be able to lead and work in a team environment.
  • Individual must be physically capable of handling, examining and treating laboratory animals of all species.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge in lab animal medicine
  • Advanced graduate degrees in disease research
  • Knowledge of swine, bovine, equine and canine species
  • Knowledge of governmental regulations, including USDA licensure and Animal Welfare Act

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

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Job: Laboratory Animal Vet (D.V.M.)
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: Yes
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Clinical Research Attending Veterinarian

De Soto, MO 63020
Full Time

Published on 02/07/2019