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ECLAM Resident, EAC Bern

Position title: ECLAM Resident, EAC Bern

Country: Switzerland

Position title:

ECLAM Resident 100%

Company name:

Experimental Animal Center (EAC)

The Experimental Animal Center (EAC) is a structural unit which carries the responsibility for in vivo research of the University of Bern. The EAC is building upon excellence in its animal care program to achieve the best quality of research. The 3Rs, the culture of care and compliance to regulations are cornerstones of the EAC strategy.

City: Bern

Country: Switzerland

Position description:

This is an interesting career opportunity to become a European Specialist in Laboratory Animal Medicine (Dipl. ECLAM) that provides three years of supervised training and experience on Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science within the Swiss and Southern Germany Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.

The post holder performs his/her duty under the direct supervision of the clinical veterinarians, the Head of EAC, who is a Dipl. ECLAM and other EBVS specialists (ECVAA, ECPV). This position will report to the Head of EAC.

Area of responsibility

The specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Veterinary care: Provide daily health care of rodents, GMO rodents, rabbits, non-human primates, fish and amphibians. 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 (anaesthesia, analgesia and post-operative care, medication administration, ultrasound imaging).
  • GEMS services: support of the cryobiology unit, compile datasheets and perform distress monitoring. Plan and manage breeding of the housed colonies.
  • Animal Welfare and Regulatory Compliance: Prepare Standard Operating procedures and guidelines. Ensure regulatory compliance with internal guidelines, local and national regulations in close collaboration with the AWO. Help promote the welfare and quality of life of research animals.
  • Education: Participate to the internal training to researchers and animal care staff. Attend Seminars and Journal Club and further education


  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine and national license; one-year internship or equivalent experience.
  • Previous expertise with non-human primates and fish/amphibian knowledge would be a plus
  • Fluent in English and German, comfortable French (written and oral)
  • Initiative, goal oriented and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player

We offer

  • A three-year position in the field of biomedical research with the University of Bern as an attractive employer
  • A supportive working environment


For more information, please contact PD. Dr. A. Bergadano (


We are looking forward to receiving your fully documented application in one PDF-File to:  until 3. June 2022.

University of Bern


Reference: ECLAM resident

Murtenstrasse 35

3008 Bern


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