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Veterinary Oncologist (NCI)

Company: Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job 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.


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




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

Keywords: Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., Washington DC, Veterinary Oncologist (NCI), Healthcare, Bethesda, DC

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