Regulatory Compliance Lead / Attending Veterinarian
Location: La Jolla, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Life Science & Biopharmaceutical Companies
Internal Number: 4863871
Why Patients Need You
Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.
What You Will Achieve
As part of the Comparative Medicine team, you will influence and ensure overall success of regulatory compliance within the California site and assure the quality of care and animal facility environment in compliance with corporate standards or policies, local, state, regional and federal regulations, and AAALAC guidelines. You will ensure Comparative Medicine is delivering high quality veterinary care and use and influence and ensure overall success of Continuous Improvement within the site in alignment with global Comparative Medicine (CM) and Worldwide Research and Development (WRD) endeavors.
It is your hard work along with innovative ideas and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.
How You Will Achieve It
Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC with overall responsibility for the care and use of laboratory animals at the California site
Manage and oversee the veterinary teams performing care on all species
Partnering with the IACUC chair, facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of the IACUC and related subcommittees, including facilitating animal use protocol review, coordinating, and documenting IACUC meetings and semiannual reviews, investigations, and record-keeping
Participate in all regulatory inspections/site visits, including maintaining the AAALAC Program Description
Assist investigators in understanding IACUC expectations and in the writing and preparation of animal use protocols; Provide expertise and interpretation of animal welfare regulations to investigators as needed
Support all activities related to the post-approval monitoring (PAM) program, including scheduling, coordinating, participating in, documenting, and ensuring follow up on all PAM activities
Audit and evaluate systems, operations, and/or processes for compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory requirements
Track and report on observed quality and compliance trends in the areas inspected
Identify and communicate opportunities for continuous improvement in ongoing activities based on audit/inspection findings
Develop, implement, and provide effective regulatory educational programs for members of the animal care and use program
Provide backup support for the day-to-day management of the animal use protocol review process
Participate on cross site Regulatory teams
Direct oversight of veterinary staff
Provide veterinary support on weekends and holidays
Will be required to work under one of the following: The United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.
DVM, licensed to practice in the US; 5-10 years' experience required
Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Direct experience in research animal welfare oversight, quality assurance, and IACUC functions in a large biotechnical/pharmaceutical company
Comprehensive knowledge of regulations and guidelines pertaining to animal care and use in a research setting
Ability to function independently with minimal supervision and the capacity to expand areas of expertise and learn new skills to meet changing needs
Excellent interpersonal skills and a cooperative and communicative nature
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator preferred
Strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
Experience working collaboratively to achieve results
Non-Standard Work Schedule
This is an essential personnel role:
Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.
About Pfizer: Breakthroughs That Change Patients’ Lives
At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products, including innovative medicines and vaccines. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 170 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at www.Pfizer.com. In addition, to learn more, please visit us on www.Pfizer.com and follow us on Twitter at @Pfizer and @Pfizer News, LinkedIn, YouTube and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Pfizer.