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University of Bern
Department for BioMedical Research

Junior clinical laboratory animal veterinarian / internship in laboratory animals

Work range 100%, the position is temporary for 2 years

Who we are
The Central Animal Facilities of the DBMR University of Bern is building upon excellence in its animal care program and provides veterinary care, animal model support, regulatory advice and training. Two board certified Faculty (Dip ECVAA, Dip ECLAM), one Clinician and 12 certified technicians directly support the program.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals to apply for the position of junior clinical laboratory animals’ veterinarian. The position can count as Internship in Veterinary Medicine (European College).

Position description
This position will report to the Clinical veterinarian. The specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Veterinary care: Provide the necessary health care of rodents and rabbits. Participate in veterinary facility rounds and on-call schedule. Apply preventive medicine programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance and quarantine programs. Care for the veterinary pharmacy.

• Animal Model Support: Support scientists to prepare animal models for rodent and non-rodent species (anesthesia, analgesia and post-operative care, medication administration, ultrasound imaging ect…)

• Animal Welfare and Regulatory Compliance: Ensure regulatory compliance with internal guidelines, local and national regulations. Prepare Standard Operating procedures and guidelines. Help promote the welfare and quality of life of research animals.

• Teaching: Participate to the internal training to researchers and animal care staff. Attend Seminars and Journal Club

We promote the continuing professional and competences development.

For an outstanding and highly motivated candidate, possibility to write a scientific paper on a laboratory animal or anesthesia topic as part of a dissertation for the Dr. Med. Vet title. This includes the design, planning, implementation and written publication of the research topic.


• Degree in Veterinary Medicine and national license

• Fluent in English and comfortable German (written and oral)

• Initiative, goal oriented and excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining specific interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae.
Universität Bern
Department for BioMedical Research
Ref: Application CAF med. Vet.
Murtenstrasse 35
3008 Bern

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