Veterinary Pathologist in Frederick, MD at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/14/2019

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    Frederick, MD
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Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Veterinary Pathologist in support of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.  Since 1969, USAMRIID has served as the Department of Defense's lead laboratory for medical biological defense research, with the core mission to protect the warfighter from biological threats as well as investigate disease outbreaks and threats to public health. This position will support USAMRIID within the pathology division to conduct research on laboratory animals disease pathogenesis and the development and evaluation of medical countermeasures.


  • Proficient in the histopathology analysis of tissues of laboratory animals, to include mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and nonhuman primates
  • Perform necropsies and related procedures in Biosafety Levels 1-4 in accordance with all institute safety recommendations, guidelines, and procedures, including but not limited to:
    • Preparation of the instruments and other materials necessary to conduct necropsies
    • Dissection of laboratory animals
    • Collection, labeling, and preserving/fixing tissue specimens as required
    • Prepare and interpret preliminary record of gross findings using appropriate pathological terminology
    • Prepare and interpret gross pathology photographic images
    • Dispose of animal carcasses in accordance with institute safety guidelines and procedures
  • Maintain accurate records of all specimens examined and collected
  • Submit specimens for accessioning into the pathology database and perform database entry procedures utilizing computer hardware and software
  • Examine, using standard light microscopy, interpret, and record changes in all tissues in histological specimens stained by hematoxylin and eosin (HE), special histochemical stains, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization
  • Accurately detect and interpret abnormal histological changes in examined specimens and document normal and abnormal histological findings by supplying accurate and complete histomorphologic diagnoses in the format utilized generally by the veterinary pathology profession
  • Supplement histomorphologic diagnoses with other methods such as the use of data tables, photomicroscopy, image analysis or additional means as appropriate to the requirements of individual studies
  • Examine and interpret all digital images of tissues in histological specimens stained by hematoxylin and eosin (HE), special histochemical stains, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization or other molecular techniques
  • Analyze additional types of study information including clinical and clinicopathological data, gross necropsy findings, molecular pathology data and ultra-structural tissue and cellular changes as necessary to ensure the accurate and complete interpretation of histopathological findings
  • Prepare individual pathology case reports, summary pathology reports, presentations, and publications incorporating histomorphological data, additional pathology data and related study information, within established timelines and in accordance with existing Pathology Division and USAMRIID policies and procedures
  • Provide directly to principal investigators (PI) photomicrographs or other ancillary pathology information not contained in case or summary pathology reports as required to support the PIs needs
  • Provide revisions for individual case reports, summary pathology reports or study-related pathology information, and workload metrics as requested by the Pathology Division Chief
  • Complete required job-related training as necessary in accordance with Pathology Division and/or Institute policies and procedures, to include but not limited to BSL-3 mentorship training, BSL-4 mentorship training, and GLP training
  • Maintain State Veterinary License including obtaining continuing education credits as required
  • Maintain Diplomat status within the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and obtain continuing education credits as required
  • Recommend attending 1 scientific conference annually in order to obtain continuing education and to ensure cutting edge knowledge and techniques are maintained
  • Hold and maintain BPRP status


Contract requires:

  • Licensed graduate of a veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Successful completion of residency in anatomic veterinary pathology
  • Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in anatomic pathology


Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained


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.