Indiana University School of Medicine has an opening for a laboratory animal resident position. This training program combines a three-year ACLAM-approved laboratory animal residency with a Master’s degree earned through Purdue University. The residency will offer students a unique combination of experiences by providing clinical rotations through each of the three distinct participating AAALAC-accredited institutions: Purdue University, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), and Eli Lilly and Company.
The focus of the training program is designed to provide trainees with a wide breadth of experience in preparation for their career as a laboratory animal veterinarian and to assist trainees in attaining ACLAM board-eligibility. A key component of the program will focus on research and completion of a first authorship manuscript. Students entering the program who already have a MS/PhD and an appropriate first-author publication may have an option to complete the residency program on an accelerated two-year track.
Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana about 45 miles north-east of Indianapolis. Purdue University has a diverse animal research population, ranging from traditional laboratory animal species to aquatics and agricultural animals. The campus also includes a veterinary school, which provides the trainee(s) with pathology exposure and access to additional veterinary resources. The research activities on both the Purdue and IUSM campus are strong and the trainee will have an opportunity to perform research work with faculty. IUSM is located in Indianapolis on the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Research at IUSM ranges from diabetes to cancer to Alzheimer’s disease and more. Species housed at IUSM include zebrafish, frogs, rodents as well as USDA-covered species. Eli Lilly and Company is a large pharmaceutical company located in downtown Indianapolis. The work supported at this site is primarily toxicology and other research and development, GLP and GMP work. Trainee(s) will be exposed to the corporate environment during this segment of the residency rotation.
Employment will be classified as full time and based out of Indiana University School of Medicine. Classification of the trainee at IUSM will be as a non-tenure track faculty post-doctorate trainee position. An opportunity to participate in a university-provided healthcare benefit plan will be provided through IUSM.
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM (as well as Purdue University and Eli Lilly and Company) are committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years. For additional information on life in Indy: https://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/relocation/
- Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree is required from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (or the candidate must have completed all Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) or Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates requirements (ECFVG)).
- To be selected the candidate must have passed the relevant national veterinary licensing exams in the United States (North American Veterinary Licensing Examination) and have an ability to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
- The candidate must obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license within 3 months of hire and maintain it in good-standing throughout employment.
- The candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently on assigned projects. In order to be successful and make the most out of the training opportunities provided the candidate will need to be self-motivated and focused.
Department Contact for Questions
Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at email@example.com