Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian
Clinical Research Management - Frederick, MD

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Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease ( USAMRIID). If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team.

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian for the Frederick, MD area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist military veterinarians in providing clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, with primary emphasis on non-human primates, but including rodents, rabbits and large animal species. Clinical medicine services include routine physical examinations and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.
  • Provide clinical and research support at various levels of biocontainment, including animal bio-safety levels (ABSL) - 2, 3, and 4. In order to safely carry out the laboratory research mission, certain FDA licensed vaccines will be required to be taken by personnel accessing ABSL-2, -3 or -4 laboratories, or at risk for exposure to biologically hazardous material in the course of normal work performance.
  • Contract employee must meet biological personnel reliability (BPRP) and Select Agent requirements in accordance with Army Regulation 50-1, FBI risk assessments, fingerprinting and CDC registration.
  • Perform surgical procedures as required for treatment of research animal illnesses or injuries and in support of research protocols.
  • Provide clinical oversight of veterinary technicians to ensure proper clinical procedures are followed.
  • Perform/assist with imaging procedures such as radiography and ultrasound.
  • Provide instructions to veterinary technicians and animal caretakers for any required treatments or other follow-up procedures or observations.
  • Document clinical and surgical procedures in animal medical records and surgery log books using the forms provided.
  • Document medical evaluations and treatments in animal medical records in the Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP) format using the forms provided.
  • As required by specific animal research protocols, documentation shall be performed to standards required by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
  • Immediately notify the Task Order Contracting Officer Representative (TOCOR) of any treatment, diagnostic, or surgery failures so follow-up actions can be initiated.
  • Monitor certification/maintenance dates on medical equipment and notify the TOCOR and Medical Maintenance personnel in a timely fashion of certifications that are coming due.
  • Provide training to USAMRIID personnel as requested by TOCOR. Some areas of instruction may include, but are not limited to physical examination and observation of animals, collection of various biosamples, safe work practices, and procedures and topics of interest in the animal research environment.
  • Notify the TOCOR and VMD personnel assigned to clinical sections of medical supply and instrument needs.
  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Contractor shall attend all safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the TOCOR immediately.
  • Documentation attesting to citizenship, submitted appropriate level basic background investigation (National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check, NACLC), proof of education, training, experience, and professional certifications (must maintain current state licensure to practice veterinary and medicine). These items will be made available for COR or TOCOR review as requested.
  • Inform TOCOR or designated technical point of contact of any planned/unplanned absences to ensure mission requirements are met.
  • Travel to local (75 mile radius) research facilities to observe and learn surgical techniques or develop novel clinical approaches to facilitate animal care at USAMRIID. Attendance at one local or national continuing education veterinary conference annually, as approved by Director, VMD (examples of acceptable conferences are AALAS, NAVC, AVMA, ACVIM, etc.).
  • Variable work hours, to include 24/7 coverage, evenings/nights, and/or weekends may apply as requested by COR or TOCOR to meet mission requirements.
  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  • Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.


  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Veterinary clinical medicine at the time of hire. Experience in an animal research environment is preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.
  • Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency. Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.

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