Veterinary Oncologist (NCI) (655598)

  • LEIDOS
  • BETHESDA, MD, US
  • 07/04/2018
U.S. Citizen / Must Be Clearable

Job Description

Location: BETHESDA MD US 20813 Description:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The NCI is implementing a program intended to connect and closely coordinate the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis’ (DCTD’s) immunotherapeutics and other drug development activities with the translational oriented clinical trials of the Center for Cancer Research’s (CCR’s) Comparative Oncology Program (COP), especially the treatment of dogs with natural occurring cancers that can inform the prioritization of DCTD’s clinical trial portfolio and elucidate drug mechanisms of action that cannot be studied readily in human patient populations. COP is launching a pilot program aimed to develop and oversee a series of comparative oncology Phase 0 studies, which assess novel anti-cancer agents in naturally-occurring canine cancers. The pilot program will be undertaken in collaboration with the DCTD through the existing Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC) infrastructure.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Veterinary Oncologist will perform the following tasks:

  • Review, analyze and interpret laboratory animal pharmacology, toxicology and preclinical modelling/efficacy data provided by the DCTD
  • Provide protocol and SOP authorship inclusive of literature review, including design of canine clinical trials with input from COP leadership and toxicology, pharmacology, and assay development groups within the DCTD
  • Demonstrate and maintain proficiency with the Oracle C3D database for all data management tasks, but will also be responsible for maintenance of CCR Clinical Informatics Wiki sites and other applicable Excel spreadsheets
  • Review, analyze and interpret all data (clinical response, hematology, biochemistry, imaging, etc.) Generated in comparative canine clinical trials
  • Provide monthly oral presentation of data via PowerPoint slides to COP and DCTD leadership
  • Be responsible for direct, daily communications with COTC membership regarding protocol training and provision of protocol amendments, questions regarding canine patient management/adverse event management
  • Conduct monthly interviews via telephone with all canine clinical trial sites to verify entry and determine the attribution of all efficacy and toxicity data reported in C3D
  • Author quarterly study reports, submitted to study sponsors and COP leadership
  • Co-author manuscripts that result from for canine clinical trials, inclusive of manuscript writing, literature review, creation of figures/data tables
  • Conduct laboratory studies to elucidate a deeper understanding of key questions that arise during these trials


Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) degree from an AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Must have completed a residency in an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)-approved program
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of experience including 3 years in veterinary oncology or related field
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Expected Competencies:

  • Have specialized expertise: in canine cancers and their treatment; in the design, conduct and management of canine clinical trials; and in the conduct of translational laboratory experimentation


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.
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