Veterinarian I/II (Laboratory Animal Services Centre)
Closing Date : February 29, 2024
We are looking for positive individuals who aspire to work in the stimulating field of laboratory animal science and gain unique skills in a multidisciplinary environment.
The appointee will work as part of a small but dynamic veterinary team in the Laboratory Animal Services Centre (LASEC) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Shatin and its satellite facilities in Hong Kong. He/She will be responsible for (a) administering an animal care and using programme that is consistent with AAALAC standards; (b) working closely with animal care staff to ensure appropriate housing, breeding practices and objectives are provided to animals; (c) liaising with researchers who use animals in research, and ensuring humane treatment of animals in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines; (d) providing instructions, trainings, and anaesthesia support to researchers; (e) participating in the development and implementation of LASEC policies, and supporting the animal care programme (e.g. SOP development and implementation, progression to AAALAC accreditation); and (f) providing emergency coverage for the care of animals as needed.
Applicants should have/be (i) registered Veterinary Surgeons in Hong Kong; (ii) a valid Practising Certificate issued by the Hong Kong Veterinary Surgeons Board; (iii) interests in animal welfare and ethics, and biomedical research; and (iv) excellent communication and organisational skills. Having 2 years' post-registration work experience at an appropriate level is preferred. Having good knowledge and solid experience in laboratory animal medicine is advantageous. Applicants who possess 5 years' post-registration relevant work experience at an appropriate level may be considered for appointment as Veterinarian I.
Appointment will initially be made on a 2-year contract with contract-end gratuity, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit http://career.cuhk.edu.hk