Join the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the protection of human and animal health. At CVM, we are responsible for regulating food, food additives, drugs, and devices for millions of pets and food-producing animals. As a high-performance organization, we strive for leadership, innovation, and excellence across all operations, occupations, and grade levels. Learn more about why CVM is the best fit for your talents. Begin your career with CVM today.
The Office of Research (OR) conducts applied research in support of decision-making related to each of CVM’s core functions. OR is located within a state-of-the-art research complex in Laurel, MD; the 166-acre campus includes laboratories as well as 38 acres of pasture. To support CVM's drug review program, OR conducts studies to evaluate animal drug safety and effectiveness, antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, metabolism, and to standardize test methods. To support CVM's compliance program, the Office develops analytical methods and evaluates screening tests for the detection of drug residues in imported and domestic food products. The Office also has an animal feed safety research program for developing and evaluating microbiological and analytical methods for the detection of natural and intentional contaminants. To learn more about OR click here (https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CVM/WhatWeDo/ucm078158.htm).
The Director, Office of Research is a critical and key leadership position within CVM. The Director serves as the primary advisor to the Director, CVM, on matters pertaining to veterinary research and regulatory science. The Director also serves as a member of the Center Leadership Team responsible for the oversight of Center operations and policy development. In the position, you will establish scientific policy and provide leadership and direction on intramural and extramural research programs and stimulates research and technological achievement in CVM. You will also evaluate the adequacy of research resources and represent the Center in the scientific community.
The Food and Drug Administration is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free environment.
This is an interdisciplinary, scientific position that may be filled in the following series: Biologist (401), Microbiologist (403), Pharmacologist (405), Toxicologist (415), Animal Scientist (487), Veterinary Medical Officer (701), and Chemist (1320).
Applicants must possess the following qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Please provide narrative descriptions describing the following:
Knowledge of scientific and research processes. (Narrative Response Required-2-Page Limit)
Ability to create a work environment that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. (Narrative Response Required-2-Page Limit)
Candidates must possess the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) which demonstrates competence in:
Leading Change: Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Narrative Response Required-2-Page Limit)
Leading People: Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Narrative Response Required-2-PageLimit)
Results Driven: Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Narrative Response Required-2-Page Limit)
Business Acumen: Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Narrative Response Required-2-Page Limit)
Building Coalitions: Involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, foreign governments, international organizations, academia, or industry to achieve common goals. (Narrative Response Required-2-Page Limit)
Knowledge and understanding of the provisions, limitations, and practical application of Food and Drug Administration laws and regulations. (Narrative Response Required-2-Page Limit)
About Food and Drug Administration / Center for Veterinary Medicine
Join the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the protection of human and animal health. As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CVM has regulatory authority over food, food additives, drugs, and devices for animals. These animals include those from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. We are responsible for regulating the food, food additives, drugs, and devices given to over one hundred million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. As a high performance organization, we strive for excellence, innovation, and leadership across all operations and occupations. Learn more about why CVM is the best fit for your talents and keep in touch with us about future job and/or internship opportunities. Begin your career with CVM today. Start by visiting here: https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CVM/ucm554240.htm.