Assistant/Associate/Professor of Pathology

Indiana University Bloomington

Assistant/Associate/Professor of Pathology

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please include (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 references.

Posting Details

Position Details


Title Assistant/Associate/Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Specific Title Clinical Veterinarian
Appointment Type Clinical Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a customer service oriented individual to join our team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director. The LARC faculty have recently joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University. This strategic alignment afforded the faculty with many new benefits including a comprehensive review and market adjustment, access to continuing education, career mentorship, and departmental engagement activities with 250 faculty and staff colleagues. We are stronger together. 
Research programs at IUSM encompass a broad range of biomedical research activities and areas of study, including cardiovascular disease, alcoholism, hematopoietic cancer, behavioral research, aging, and gene therapy. The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on swine, dogs, rabbits, frogs, and rodents. Our AAALAC International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including seven veterinarians.
This is a non-tenure research track faculty position. Entry level faculty rank classification begins as an assistant professor on the clinical track, however, qualified individuals with documentation of past academic rank advancement may qualify for advanced faculty rank. 

    • Understand and follow regulatory requirements for working with animals in biomedical research, applying and enforcing the Animal Welfare Act & Regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, local policy, and other regulations as applicable
    • Provide veterinary preventative, clinical, diagnostic, technical and surgical services with an emphasis on laboratory mice and rats; perform regular rounds and check-ins. Serve as back-up in clinical care of USDA-regulated species.
    • Perform routine surgery such as ovary removal/castration and other types of minor surgery as necessary for clinical care and experimental design support.
    • Advise researchers on grant budget construction for provision of technical and surgical services; organize pre-initiation preparatory planning meetings with researchers; order and maintain supplies to support studies; ensure excellent oversight and communication; track supplies and labor for accurate billing of services
    • Communicate with internal and external customers to communicate impactful changes to animal health, husbandry/environment, and/or study conduct
    • Review vendor health records, animal orders, assist with imports/exports
    • Provide consultation to investigators regarding anesthesia, analgesia, surgery, breeding, housing/environment, hazards, model selection, protocol-writing, and other study-related needs
    • Participate in training programs for LARC employees, research personnel, veterinary residents, veterinary students and others by creating and implementing training content for classes and instruction
    • Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as GLP, immune-compromised, gnotobiotic, hazards, or ABSL-2/3 restricted areas as needed
    • Provide leadership within operations teams to prevent problems, identify opportunities, and solve complex challenges
    • Perform direct or indirect supervision and oversight of veterinary technical staff, supervisors, and other operational staff, including human-resource related duties such as hiring, mentoring, coaching, and performance management
    • Assist in writing/updating Standard Operating Procedures and policies
    • Serve on department, campus, and university committees as assigned (e.g. IACUC, IBC, others); review IACUC and IBC protocols and provide post-approval monitoring
    • Maintain current knowledge of issues in laboratory animal medicine, animal care, and science
    • Participate in the quality assurance program; conduct routine facility inspections; perform QA (e.g. biological indicators, post-sanitation ATP checks, record-keeping audits); surgical suite oversight and maintenance; quality checks as part of supervision responsibilities
    • Participate in site visits/audits by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, OLAW, DEA, State of Indiana Board of Pharmacy)
    • Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis
    • Perform other duties as assigned


About Indianapolis:
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is 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:
Basic Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
    • Ability to have direct physical contact with and prolonged exposure to all common laboratory animal species
    • Ability to work full-time and on-site
    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an American Veterinary Association (AVMA) – accredited program
    • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States of America with eligibility to practice in the State of Indiana
    • USDA APHIS category II accreditation
    • Valid U.S. driver’s license
    • Ability to obtain state and federal controlled substance registrations and FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment
    • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
    • Ability to work professionally and courteously with individuals of diverse backgrounds and education levels, including but not limited to animal care staff, researchers, and students
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision, utilize problem-solving and time management skills
    • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as part of after-hour emergency on-call responsibilities or as needed


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (e.g. in private practice or in an institutional/academic/industry setting in laboratory animal medicine)
  • ACLAM-board certification or eligibility
  • Training and/or experience in laboratory animal medicine and surgery in an academic environment to include working knowledge of the diseases, conditions, and common challenges
  • Working knowledge of all laws, regulations, guidelines, and accreditation standards that apply to biomedical research and the ability to apply this knowledge towards assuring compliance
  • Strong organizational skills and project management experience
  • Prior supervisory or management experience

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
  • Ability to have direct physical contact with and prolonged exposure to all animal species common to laboratory animal medicine on a continuing basis (including but not limited to swine, dogs, rabbits, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, fish, frogs, salamanders)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs weight when required in handling or assisting with veterinary care of animals
  • Position requires employees to walk and stand for up to four consecutive hours when conducting inspections of animal facilities and laboratories; prolonged standing may also occur when performing some types of surgery
  • Must have full range of body movement
  • Must have correctable vision to observe animals for signs of illness and evaluate animal room and equipment for compliance with applicable standards
  • Ability to wear respiratory protection (an N-95 when fit-tested or a PAPR) when respiratory protection is required

Equipment Utilized:
  • Familiarity with equipment used in animal housing (feeding, watering, sanitation, environmental monitoring) and ability to train employees on the correct use and maintenance
  • Use of surgical and support equipment (fluid pump, water circulating blanket, anesthesia machine, cautery, ventilator, ECG, pulse oximeter, other physiological monitors)
  • Diagnostic equipment (microscope, fluoroscopy, sound/vibration monitor, ATP monitors, incubators, ect.)
  • Knowledge of computer-based software such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams) and ability to use electronic software programs for medical case management and IACUC systems

Special Conditions:
  • IU will not sponsor work authorization for this position
  • A criminal background check will be mandatory for the selected applicant
  • Must pass a post-offer, pre-placement medical evaluation to include a medical history and physical examination
  • Participation in the occupational health program for animal workers is required
  • Faculty appointment ranking will be as an Assistant Scientist unless prior documentation of Associate rank is provided at time of application
Department Contact for Questions
Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at
Additional Qualifications  
Special Instructions
Please include (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 references.
Priority Application Review Deadline  
Expected Start Date  
OAA # IUSM-01948-2024

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Personal Contact: School of Medicine recruiter
    • Personal Contact: IUHP Physician Recruiter
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. *Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents