As a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer or Biological Scientist you will serve as the Coordinator for research and development of new or improved diagnostic assays for the NVSL and has full responsibility for managing the activities and personnel for those projects of the National Veterinary Services Laboratories.
The duties described are for the full-performance level. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Leading the development of assays and collaborating in research projects across all laboratories.
Supervise, organize and direct ORISE and other laboratory staff detailed to specific research projects under the responsibility of the incumbent.
Advises Laboratory Directors on the feasibility of research and developmental projects.
Develops research plans in collaboration with section heads, serving as the subject matter expert in study design, project management, execution and methods analysis.
Designs and implements record systems that allow for full traceability and accountability of research projects allowing for validation and implementation of new test methods.
Supervises the publication of SOPs for new methods and coordinates the successful publication of projects in the peer reviewed scientific literature.
Coordinates external collaborations, cooperative agreements and interagency agreements that involve test and method development of interest to NVSL.
Assigns and reviews the work of staff to ensure timely performance, soundness, and value.