The NIAID Vaccine Research Center (VRC) is recruiting for a supervisory veterinary medical officer to oversee preclinical research activities, investigate novel vaccine delivery methods, and serve as the head of the Translational Research Program. NIAID is a major research component of NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Due to the dual research support and animal medicine functions of the position, the VRC is seeking candidates with extensive experience in virology, immunology, or a related scientific field and a doctorate in veterinary medicine. The position involves a broad spectrum of scientific research; veterinary and business management skills encompassing laboratory animal medicine research; animal program management; developing, managing, and executing in vivo animal research contracts for the VRC; financial oversight; and contract administration. The candidate will plan, manage, and analyze data from animal studies evaluating immunogenicity of vaccine candidates. Board certification in laboratory animal medicine is required, and experience in financial oversight of a large program is preferred.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in vaccine development research, nonhuman primate studies, and good laboratory practices (GLP) animal studies and will have a record of independent research and peer-reviewed publication.
Salary will be based on qualifications and experience, in the range of $128,082 - $160,300.
Visit www.USAJobs.gov and access vacancy announcement number NIH-NIAID-DH-17-1821107 beginning April 10, 2017. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on April 14, 2017.
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