As a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer or Biologist at the Center for Veterinary Biologics, you will contribute to the objective of the Biologics Program to prevent the sale of harmful and/or worthless biologicals ensuring veterinary disease control and eradication with the availability of safe and potent vaccine and diagnostic products.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Performance and problem resolution of biologics testing assays of titrations; in-vivo and in-vitro assays; ELISAs; Western blot assays; PCR; and novel assays used for evaluating biological products.
Organizing, directing, managing, and providing scientific leadership and guidance in the preparation, standardization, evaluation, and distribution of unique standard and reference reagents .
Resource expert for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) headquarters and field staff in issues involving vaccine testing and evaluation.
Plans, organizes, and develops investigational studies for developing new methodology, improving, evaluating, and validating new testing techniques for products and improving efficiency of lab.
Responsible for inspections and investigations of alleged violations of the VSTA and recommends cases for prosecution.
Coordinates activities with personnel concerning procedures used to test and evaluate licensed and permitted products.
Serves as a consultant and advisor to Federal and State and international officials, various domestic and international professional and industry organizations.
Maintains necessary comprehensive and authoritative familiarity with scientific, regulatory and commercial developments regarding various aspects of veterinary biologics.
Supervising subordinates more than 25% of the time including, but not limited to, recruitment, selecting, appraising, rewarding, addressing performance problems, and fostering an inclusive workplace.