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Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: (n/a)

 

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

About the role:

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) is dedicated to providing high quality veterinary care for animals used to support product research and development activities across the global BSC businesses. In an AAALAC accredited facility, the person filling this position will provide veterinary medical and surgical services, assist with animal model development, and provide direction and training to research investigators, support staff and animal care personnel participating in the research and preclinical safety assessment processes. This person filling this position will work closely with the Facility Veterinarians, research support staff, and research investigators to ensure compliance with federal regulations, industry guidelines, and company policies regarding the use of animals in biomedical research.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in animal model development and study refinement to support medical device research and product development in multiple therapeutic areas
  • Work with Study Directors to ensure rigorous experimental design and establish study protocols that meet all requirements for animal care according to the Animal Welfare Act as administered by the USDA APHIS
  • Collaborate with engineers and scientists on project teams to understand their animal model development and preclinical study needs
  • Provide regulatory review of proposed animal use and ensure compliance with USDA and AAALAC standards
  • Work closely with veterinary staff to provide specialized surgical support, animal model development and procedural services in support of research projects. Provide direction regarding clinical case evaluation and therapy
  • Develop novel approaches to promote ethical animal well-being and care, while preserving study endpoints
  • Contribute to policies and best practices for global animal care and use
  • Contribute to a comprehensive surgical program for canine, swine, and ovine
  • Participate in and conduct a variety of teaching and training efforts for investigators, research support staff and animal care technicians
  • Collaborate, consult and assist research staff with animal model development and the use of established animal models
  • Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections
  • As needed, assist with the evaluation of third-party facility inspections and audits
  • Manage and/or participate in the veterinary and preventive healthcare program
  • Ensure and maintain the health status of the animal colony through oversight of preventative health, sentinel programs and vendor surveillance
  • Provide veterinary diagnostic support and clinical care to the research colony

 

What we’re looking for in you:

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM – license or license eligible in state of MN required
  • 4+ years of experience post-DVM degree required, 10+ years of related experience overall
  • Surgical background
  • Teaching/mentoring background

Preferred Qualifications

  • Diplomate ACVS
  • Preclinical experience in medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in electrophysiology
  • Experience with diagnostic imaging techniques
  • GLP experience
  • Regulatory report writing experience

Requisition ID: 477464

 

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

 

At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 

Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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