Director, Office of Research

Laurel, Maryland
$105,123 to $275,000 per year
Nov 16, 2018
Dec 14, 2018
Field of specialization
Health & Safety
Job Type
Full time

Join the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the protection of human and animal health. At CVM, we are responsible for regulating food, food additives, drugs, and devices for millions of pets and food-producing animals. As a high-performance organization, we strive for leadership, innovation, and excellence across all operations, occupations, and grade levels. Learn more about why CVM is the best fit for your talents. Begin your career with CVM today.

The Office of Research (OR) conducts applied research in support of decision-making related to each of CVM’s core functions. OR is located within a state-of-the-art research complex in Laurel, MD; the 166-acre campus includes laboratories as well as 38 acres of pasture. To support CVM's drug review program, OR conducts studies to evaluate animal drug safety and effectiveness, antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, metabolism, and to standardize test methods. To support CVM's compliance program, the Office develops analytical methods and evaluates screening tests for the detection of drug residues in imported and domestic food products. The Office also has an animal feed safety research program for developing and evaluating microbiological and analytical methods for the detection of natural and intentional contaminants. To learn more about OR click here (

The Director, Office of Research is a critical and key leadership position within CVM. The Director serves as the primary advisor to the Director, CVM, on matters pertaining to veterinary research and regulatory science. The Director also serves as a member of the Center Leadership Team responsible for the oversight of Center operations and policy development. In the position, you will establish scientific policy and provide leadership and direction on intramural and extramural research programs and stimulates research and technological achievement in CVM. You will also evaluate the adequacy of research resources and represent the Center in the scientific community.

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