Position title
Director, Pre-clinical Models Platform DIR.01/2021

The Prince Felipe Research Center (CIPF) is currently recruiting an outstanding academic Veterinarian to direct our Research Vivarium. The CIPF, a modern institute in Valencia Spain, is expanding based on a five-year strategic plan aimed at positioning the center as an international leader in biomedical research. We are committed to improving human health through innovative research; we seek to discover and develop new treatments that can offer significant benefits for patients with unmet medical needs.

We are seeking a dynamic change agent to lead our large, state-of-the-art Animal Facility. The CIPF has outstanding biomedical researchers who work on a wide range of disease topics including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and rare diseases. This position will play a key role in guiding research teams in the development of experimental protocols and the implementation of the latest technology to pre-clinical models. For a veterinarian with a commitment to the highest standards of animal care and use, this is an exciting opportunity to join a mission-driven, collaborative team. The position is ideal for an experienced vet researcher looking to make an impact, advance our mission in biomedical research, and contribute to our institutional growth.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the CIPF vivarium
  • Ensure facility and animal researcher compliance with all government regulations and guidelines
  • Ensure animal researcher compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Implement and maintain training programs as needed
  • Manage importation or purchase of specialized rodent strains for research
  • Manage periodic microbiology analysis and health monitoring of CIPF colonies.
  • Supervise the medical and surgical care of rodent models
  • Work with the Animal Facility Commission to develop strategic plans and regulations
  • Provide support to researchers for the correct development of animal care and use protocols that emphasize the 3 Rs and an ethical commitment
  • Review experimental protocols to ensure conformance to accepted veterinary practices and regulations. Serves on Animal Welfare Committee
  • Provide technical/surgical assistance to researchers when needed
  • Supervise the preservation and rederivation of transgenic animal lines
  • Liason with regional and national regulatory agencies on animal welfare and use and periodically assist course to update knowledge on animal legislation.

Perform other related duties as assigned

Employment Type
Animal Facility
Beginning of employment
Working Hours
Full time
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