Leader of Preclinical Research

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Application deadline: 5 December 2023

The DKFZ is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany, with more than 3000 employees. We are seeking an experienced leader to head the entire Center for Preclinical Research (ZPF), the central support service providing animal care and research services to more than 100 research groups. The position combines two levels of responsibility: to direct the husbandry team along with 5 clinical veterinarians and over 50 animal caretakers; and to set strategic direction for three service units providing diagnostics, production of GM mice, and management of preclinical and translational tumour animal models. 


  • ECLAM Diploma or other laboratory animal specialisation
  • long-term experience in management of lab animal facilities
  • theoretical and practical knowledge of rodent management
  • thorough understanding of regulatory requirements
  • business management skills
  • social, leadership, and communication skills
  • very good knowledge of German and English (written and spoken)

To apply, submit a CV, list of publications, overview of external funding, and 2-3 page synopsis of scientific career achievements, with particular emphasis on laboratory animal expertise.

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Ontario Veterinary College,  University of Guelph, Canada

The Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate will have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent veterinary degree in addition to a PhD or similar advanced graduate training in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Other preferred qualifications include a minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral experience, a proven record of research excellence evident in high-quality publications and demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent research program. The latter should be suitable for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral researchers in the area of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Board certification or eligibility to be certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM) will be considered an asset, as will experience teaching laboratory animal medicine.

Assessment of applications will begin on 13 February 2024 and continue until the position is filled. 

Please submit:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • two-page summary of future research plans
  • one-page diversity statement
  • names and contact details of three references

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Animal Health & Welfare Scientist (2-year temporary post)

Welwyn, Hertfordshire, UK

We are seeking a veterinarian with knowledge and experience in laboratory animal medicine and science to support and contribute to developing our external animal welfare assurance program in relation to Roche pharmaceutical research and early development (pRED) activities. The job holder will work closely with and act as a deputy to the pRED Animal Welfare Officer for external animal use.


  • veterinary degree recognised by the RCVS
  • a professional qualification and have experience in laboratory animal medicine and science applied to rodents and non-rodents, including non-human primates
  • understanding of the management of animal care and use programmes
  • experience at an AAALAC International-accredited laboratory animal facility
  • sound knowledge of EU regulations on animal care and use for research purposes
  • demonstrated skills in communication and effective collaboration
  • highly effective team player

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