Laboratory Animal Veterinarian / GMO Manager

The Experimental Animal Center (EAC) is the structural unit of the University of Bern carrying the responsibility for in-vivo research. In its multispecies, decentralized animal facilities, the EAC aims at providing state of the art use and care of the animal programs. The 3Rs (Reduce, Refine, Replace), the “culture of care” and compliance to guidelines and regulations are cornerstones of the EAC strategy.

We are seeking by June 1st or by appointment, an outstanding, robust and very motivated Laboratory Animal Veterinarian / GMO Manager.

Areas of responsibility
Clinical veterinary medicine
• Supply veterinary medical care independently
• Implementation of preventive medicine programs (routine health monitoring, import, quarantine, diagnostics)
• Audit veterinary medical records and other clinically related documents
• Support with the EAC veterinary pharmacy
• Participate in veterinary on-call schedule
• Ensure regulatory compliance with university guidelines and Swiss regulations
• Develop, review, and revise clinical-related SOPs
• Serve as a rotating member in internal facility/programmatic evaluations

GMO management and distress monitoring
• Advice and support for researchers on animal models / breeding strategies
• Advice and support for researchers in correctly completing the GMO data sheets and form M
• Advice and support for researchers in creating nomenclature-compliant strain names
• Regular updates of the data sheets and forms M
• Upload of completed documents to the animal management system
• Regular checks via the animal management system on the status of the distress monitoring of the animal lines under investigation
• Regular controls in animal husbandries regarding the implementation of stress-reducing measures
• Regular communication with the Heads of EAC, Facilities, PIs and Animal Welfare Officer
• Degree in veterinary medicine eligible to work in Switzerland
• ECLAM / ACLAM board a desired plus
• At least 3 years of working experience in laboratory animal medicine
• Robust knowledge of genetic modifications and breeding in experimental rodents
• Experience in carrying out distress monitoring is an advantage
• Advanced knowledge and experience with animal management programs (e.g. Pyrat, e-rats). Proficient with Word and Excel office applications.
• You are a reliable, flexible, team player, well organized and service-oriented person with quick comprehension and independent, very careful, diligent way of working.
• Fluent in English and/or German, other languages are a plus
We offer
• A 2-year position, with the possibility of prolongation
• An interesting job with responsibility in the field of biomedical research with the University of Bern as an attractive employer
• We promote the continuing professional and competences development.
• A supportive working environment
For more information, please contact PD A. Bergadano.
Application deadline is April 25th 2024; the position remains open until full fillment.
We are looking forward to receiving your fully documented application. Rechtliche Hinweise