Associate Principal Scientist, Veterinary Services
Location: West Point
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Associate Principal Scientist, Veterinary Services Location West
Point, Pennsylvania, United States of America Job Type Full time
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Residents of other markets, please click here . Job DescriptionOur
Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps
in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or
enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective
against a disease target. Using innovative thinking,
state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we
collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.Under minimal
direction and supervision, this candidate will perform highly
technical surgical procedures; provide clinical care, and
preventative medicine programs for all species; consultation and
collaboration with investigators for animal model and protocol
development; development and training of technical staff. Primary
activities include, but are not limited to:Primary
- Uses technical and scientific expertise to plan, conduct, and
summarize complex nonclinical studies and projects and prepares and
distributes appropriate documentation.
- Conducts laboratory procedures with minimal direction and
supervision in compliance with established Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs), regulatory guidance's (GXPs), safety guidelines,
and company policies and procedures.
- Determines possible solutions to difficult technical issues
and, after consultation with appropriate staff, implements these
- Uses judgment to identify and solve problems of moderate
complexity. May make assignments to staff members in order to
resolve specific problems.
- Collaborates and exchanges information and works with peers,
both within department and outside department and utilizes the
services of internal and external specialists to achieve individual
and laboratory objectives.
- Represents functional group on cross-functional project teams,
monitors external trends and developments; develops contacts
external to the Area and/or Company.
- Independently balances multiple projects while preserving the
quality and integrity of each.
- Applies knowledge across multiple therapeutic or technical
- Functions effectively as a team leader and contributes
independently as required by the needs of the project. Assists in
management of project team objectives, schedules and deliverables.
Trains and mentors others on complex technical procedures and
- Contributes to development and revision of written policies and
- Participates in recommended educational and training
opportunities to enhance their understanding of external
activities/new technologies that relate to their area
objectives.Within a specific area, role may also include the
- Produce experimental surgical models and provide oversight to
staff performing surgeries, technical procedures, and
- Provide veterinary services for our Research & Development
Division's animals consistent with professional standards and
assures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local
laws, regulations and guidelines for animal care and use.
- May coordinate the function of the Institutional Animal Care
and Use Committee (IACUC).
- Conduct veterinary studies and assignments, receiving only
- Interpret information supplied by investigatory procedures and
recommend subsequent studies designed to clarify problem
- Determine possible courses of action to be pursued.
- Plan and schedule experiments designed to provide solutions to
the problems posed.
- Assign specific portions of problems to various staff members.
May utilize the services of specialists such as technical
information, scientific information, biometric personnel, etc.
- Responsible for several independent or related problems
- Develop additional technical competence through association
with fellow senior staff members.
- Provide consultation governing the appropriate care and use of
- Collaborate on the selection and development of animal
- Develop and manage animal husbandry programs.
- Collaborates closely with principal investigators within our
Research & Development Division.
- Educate scientific, animal care and ancillary staff.
- Prepares and submits documents including monthly highlights,
study reports and scientific manuscripts.
- Plans, directs, and evaluates both self-initiated and assigned
research programs and interprets scientific data to identify and/or
develop new product candidates or to improve existing therapeutic
products.Education Minimum Requirements:
- D.V.M. (or equivalent Veterinary Medicine advanced degree) from
an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine with a license to
practice veterinary medicine in the U.S. or Canada as applicable.
Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal science or veterinary
surgery preferred. Board certification or board eligibility (ACLAM
or other veterinary specialty board) highly preferred
- Minimum B.S degree and an equivalent combination of training
and laboratory animal surgical experience may be accepted as a
satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience
listed above.Required Experience & Skills:
- Teamwork & Collaboration: Effectively works in partnership with
others to accomplish goals; possesses group leadership skills.
- Problem Solving & Innovation: Effectively solves problems with
creative, efficient solutions; gathers and analyzes data and
- responds to new, complex or problematic situations.
- Results Orientation: Thoughtfully conducts appropriate work
leading to clear and efficient decisions; sets clear performance
standards, overcomes obstacles, and holds self and others
accountable for achieving results. Possesses prioritization/
scheduling time management skills; compiles data and study
documentation, interprets results, and draws conclusions that may
impact product development or equipment/ project timelines.
- Agility: Recognizes the need for change and is willing and able
to adapt to changing circumstances.
- Communication Skills: Demonstrates advanced communication
skills in conveying and receiving information. Demonstrates
advanced oral and written communication skills commensurate with
need to collaborate outside the Functional Group and
- Data Analysis & Interpretation: Analyzes and interprets data in
an objective, thoughtful and efficient manner; applies results to
decision making and communicates analyses in terms that can be
understood by stakeholders.
- Technical and Experimental Skills: Demonstrates strong
surgical, anesthesia, and clinical skills with a variety of
species, and the ability to troubleshoot surgical techniques to
preserve the integrity of a study. Possesses an advanced ability to
design, plan and perform robust and efficient experiments that lead
to clear decisions.
- Knowledge of the Field: Demonstrates technical knowledge
related to research in the laboratory. Effectively applies
knowledge of scientific field to optimize decision making.
- Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Discovery Development & Lifecycle
Management: Effectively applies knowledge of current technology
trends to optimize drug discovery, development and lifecycle
management processes across key functional areas.We are a
research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on
the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great
medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe
that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science
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century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward
medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging
diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of
research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the
prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and
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affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your
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