Influenza Lab Research Veterinarian in Atlanta, GA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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Job Description

This position is not yet funded.

GDIT has a future opportunity for full time Research Veterinarian to support viral disease research for our client in Atlanta GA.  In this position you will support animal welfare and study preparation activities; contribute to new in vivo method and model development for the study of influenza and possibly other viral and bacterial diseases; execute ongoing studies; and support related ongoing public health surveillance and response activities.  To succeed in this you should be familiar with veterinary methods, practices, and regulations required to support development and application of animal models in the study of infectious disease pathology; epidemiology; therapeutic agent and vaccine development and effectiveness, and diagnostic development and validation.  The ideal candidate will be capable as serving as a player coach to other team members while contributing to execution of ongoing studies and methods development and have experience in public health and in vivo models of influenza pathology.  A working knowledge of compliance with CLIA, GLP, ACAP, ALAC, and other industry standards and best practices and experience working in regulated laboratory environments is strongly preferred.  Membership of The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science is a plus.  The position is located on the CDC Roybal Campus, Atlanta, Georgia.

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with CDC staff in the design of animal studies of influenza disease to support virus characterization, vaccine development and manufacture, therapeutic evaluation, diagnostic test development and validation, epidemiological studies (including zoonotic disease) and disease surveillance.
  • Conceive, design, and perform innovative and creative scientific research as well as more classical research support, frequently performed in accordance with the guidelines of national and international regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, National Toxicology Program, and the World Health Organization.
  • Evaluates therapeutics and vaccines intended for human use in animal models in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices standards
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines
  • Provide routine and/or specialized veterinary medical and surgical services for various laboratory animal specimens.
  • Analyze results from animal studies, write technical reports and present study outcomes to CDC stakeholders
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders in the development and application of animal models for studying influenza
  • Assist in the development, review, revision and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to animal issues
  • Mentor junior staff on appropriate methods and practices in the use of animal models for studying disease.
  • Maintain detailed and up to date records of laboratory studies
  • Proactively identify and communicate issues, such as animal unit basic care,  to leadership and recommend mitigation approaches in a timely manner.
  • Proactively seek opportunities for process and method improvement and communicate to CDC and GDIT management.
  • Maintain a high quality of technical excellence across all technical areas of responsibility.
Required Capabilities
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2+ years of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine with emphasis on animal research including development and use of animal models of human disease, including ferret and mouse models
  • Licensed to practice in United States and the state of Georgia
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skill
Preferred Capabilities
  • Experience in the study of zoonotic diseases, including zoonotic viral diseases
  • Experience in study of human immunology, virology and infectious disease research
  • Experience in working in Public Health
  • Membership of The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 
For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.','industry