WSU and PNNL joint appointment program
OCV vivarium centralization transition
On July 1, multiple animal facilities within Washington State University will begin the transition to centralized management under the Office of the Campus Veterinarian (OCV) within the Office of Research.
Goal of the transition
This transition aims to establish a service-oriented, cost efficient program that meets the needs of the animal research community and provides centralized support for the entire University system.
This change is being made for multiple reasons, including two separate external reviews of the WSU animal program conducted in fall 2016, which recommended centralizing the animal facility management under the direction of Dr. Nina Woodford, Director and Attending Veterinarian of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian.
The facility centralization does not include all WSU animal facilities, but instead focuses on small animal vivariums located within the College of Veterinary Medicine; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences in Pullman; and at WSU Spokane. Unless circumstances change, the management of the remaining animal facilities will continue with the individual departments or colleges.
Fostering collaboration to advance research opportunities
WSU and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have successfully established a relationship and increased the number of joint appointments between the 2 institutions.
PNNL Joint Appointment Primer
- Increased funding opportunities
More opportunity to submit proposals and seek funding sources for joint research—sources not available to the parties individually
- New and diverse research experience
Enrichment of existing programs by introducing greater array of expertise
- Collaboration opportunities
Increased opportunities for collegial collaboration and multidisciplinary research
- Access to graduate students
Both as interns and as thesis students
- Strategic commitment
Long-term, enduring commitment for collaboration between strategic partners
- Advanced training
Training for graduate students and post-docs at a National Laboratory with unique capabilities
- Access to unique resources
Both in terms of instrumentation and unique multidisciplinary teams
- Opportunities for new funded programs
By broadening research capabilities
WSU/PNNL joint appointments
|James Amonette||Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources||PNNL Employee|
|Scott Baker||School of Food Science||PNNL Employee|
|Jie Bao||School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering||PNNL Employee|
|George Bonheyo||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||PNNL Employee|
|Courtney Bottenus||Civil and Environmental Engineering||PNNL Employee|
|Garry Buchko||School of Molecular Biosciences||PNNL Employee|
|Stephen Callister||WSU Tri-Cities||PNNL Employee|
|Lauren Charles||School for Global Animal Health||PNNL Employee|
|Sue Clark||Department of Chemistry||PNNL Employee|
|Brian Clowers||Department of Chemistry||WSU Employee|
|Zdenek Dohnalek||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||PNNL Employee|
|James Evans||School of Biological Sciences||PNNL Employee|
|Andrew Felmy||Department of Chemistry||PNNL Employee|
|David Heldebrant||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||PNNL Employee|
|Norbert Kruse||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||WSU Employee|
|Yuehe Lin||School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering||WSU Employee|
|Mary Lipton||Institute of Biological Chemistry||PNNL Employee|
|John McCloy||School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering||WSU Employee|
|Jean-Sabin McEwen||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||WSU Employee|
|John Peters||Institute of Biological Chemistry||WSU Employee|
|Simone Raugei||Institute of Biological Chemistry||PNNL Employee|
|Ryan Renslow||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||PNNL Employee|
|Brian Riley||School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering||PNNL Employee|
|Yong Wang||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||WSU Employee|
|Aaron Wright||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||PNNL Employee|
|Yinghui Wu||School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science||WSU Employee|
|Bin Yang||Biological Systems Engineering||WSU Employee|
|Hussein Zbib||School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering||WSU Employee|
|Xiao Zhang||Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering||WSU Employee|
How the program works
- Employee affiliation
The joint appointee remains the employee of the home institution, and the labor is “shared.”
- Compensation arrangements
An appropriate (agreed upon) percentage of salary and fringe benefits is passed between the institutions. There are no other overheads. This aligns with the concept of “shared labor.”
- Establishing appointments
Appointments are established by an offer to the prospective candidate that is jointly signed by the research officers. Upon acceptance there would be specific agreements between the institutions for each joint appointee, covering the agreed upon split of salary and fringe benefits and the methodology for tracking and billing for those costs.
- Title and responsibilities
Each joint appointee would have an appropriate title and responsibilities commensurate with their level and title with their home employer. For example, Battelle staff under joint appointments with the University would work with the unit to determine an acceptable working title, preferably “Battelle or PNNL Faculty.” Similarly, appointees to PNNL from the University would carry an appropriate PNNL title.
- Equal representation of affiliation
A joint appointment program aims to benefit both institutions. Therefore, joint appointees represent themselves as affiliated with both institutions, regardless of their specific activities, source of funding, and so on. Publications associated with an activity conducted while under a joint appointment would always show author affiliation with both institutions.
- Intellectual property ownership
Any intellectual property developed by an appointee while working under a joint appointment is jointly owned by the institutions, unless the work is part of a project with a third party and contains intellectual property commitments. Those commitments will be honored.
Programmatic details: Ralph Cavalieri
Operational details: Dan Nordquist
Operational details: Derek Brown