The Office of Research Services (ORS), Office of Scientific Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of the Director (OD), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), in Bethesda, MD. DVR is one of the largest animal care and use programs in the Federal government and in the United States. The mission of the DVR is to contribute to the advancement of NIH biomedical research by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services to support the NIH Intramural research mission. The services provided include comprehensive clinical veterinary medicine and animal husbandry, veterinary pathology and microbiology, veterinary surgery and animal imaging, pharmacy, animal behavior, intensive care, nutrition, and a variety of other specialized veterinary services to support the NIH intramural biomedical research community. DVR is committed to excellence, quality, and continuous improvement in research support.
As Director, Division of Veterinary Resources, the incumbent will:
•Report to the ORS Associate Director for Scientific Resources and be charged with overseeing the central laboratory animal services of the NIH Intramural Research Program.
•Oversee a government staff of 57 FTEs which includes 2 doctoral-level personnel, 17 board certified veterinarians, 38 mid-level staff and technical support staff, as well as over 200 contractors.
•Oversee an overall budget of approximately $55 million as well as guide and manage program initiatives and supervise professional staff.
Job Responsibilities—The incumbent will perform the following duties:
•Oversee the planning, management and coordination of veterinary resources and programs involving scientific investigators, veterinarians, administrators, and other professionals in the area of laboratory animal care, use, and treatment throughout NIH.
•Provide leadership and direction for the development of new or modified strategies, policies, and procedures to effectively serve the research needs of the NIH intramural program.
•Research, plan, develop, direct, and implement program policies, regulations, and other guidance, ensuring that comprehensive and successful veterinary resources programs and services are provided in support of the NIH intramural program.
•Determine resource requirements and staff needs, organize and direct program resources, and evaluate the effectiveness of DVR programs through progress reviews, evaluations, and management analysis.
•Manage and oversee the analysis of program and resource requirements for veterinary medical and animal care services, and recommend reallocation of resources and staff to meet expected demands and customer requirements.
•Anticipate projected demands for veterinary medical and support services and estimate requirements for resources and staff.
•Oversee the provision of programmatic training and education on veterinary care and methodologies involving the use of animals in biomedical research.
Required Qualifications: The candidate must either possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education, OR for those who have graduated from veterinary schools not AVMA accredited, one must have an Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Candidates must have successfully completed National Veterinary Board certification, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and have veterinary experience. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is also required. Veterinarians in the Public Health Service who meet the qualifications requirements are invited to apply.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research insti...tutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. The NIH main campus is located in Bethesda, MD