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Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian

Education
Doctorate

Location
Frederick, MD

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ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (a trade name of Clinical Research Management, Inc.) specializes in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help our customers get their products to market faster with a wide array of research, regulatory, and sponsor services both within the US and around the globe and respond rapidly to global health crises.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The contractor shall serve as a Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian, providing clinical and research support at various levels of biocontainment, including BSL-2, 3, and 4. The contractor shall assist military veterinarians in providing clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, to include but not limited to non-human primates, rodents, rabbits and large animal species. Veterinary clinical medicine services include routine physical examinations and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.
The candidate will be expected to perform the following specific tasks:
Perform surgical procedures as required for treatment of research animal illnesses or injuries and in support of research protocols.
Provide oversight of veterinary technicians to ensure proper 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 surgical procedures in animal medical records and surgery log books using the forms provided.
Document medical evaluations and treatments
As required by specific animal research protocols, documentation shall be performed to standards required by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
Immediately notify designated government representatives of any treatment, diagnostic, or surgery failures so follow-up actions can be initiated.
Monitor certification/maintenance dates on medical equipment and notify the appropriate personnel in a timely fashion of certifications that are coming due.
Provide training to USAMRIID personnel as requested. Some areas of instruction may include, but are not limited, to physical examination and observation of animals, collection of various bio samples, safe work practices, and procedures and topics of interest in the animal research environment.
Notify the personnel assigned to veterinarian clinical sections of medical supply and instrument needs.
Candidates for positions under ICON Government and Public Health Solutions contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) may be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
DVM with a minimum of five (5) years' experience in Veterinary clinical medicine at the time of hire
Must be a licensed in the United States as veterinarian
Experience in an animal research environment is preferred
The Contractor shall be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
May be required to work off hours as needed, on an occasional basis
Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained
Must be a US citizen
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Laboratory/office environment; may require working evenings and weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. Work may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and/or hazardous biological material. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Education
Required
Doctorate or better.
Experience
Required
May be required to work off hours as needed, on an occasional basis
DVM
5 years:
Experience in Veterinary clinical medicine at the time of hire.
Must be a licensed in the United States as veterinarian.
Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained.
Must be a US citizen
Preferred
Experience in an animal research environment
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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