Veterinary Clinician & Senior

Website Health Canada

Job Description:

The Food Directorate is looking to hire a VETERINARY CLINICIAN to oversee the Animal Resources Unit. Composed of six bureaus, the directorate is responsible for assessing health risks and benefits, setting standards, policies and regulations, and providing advice and information regarding the safety and nutritional quality of food. Working with us offers clinicians a chance to work with and provide veterinary services for researchers from across Health Canada in generating data to protect Canadians.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to regulatory international cooperation for premarket evaluations and post market surveillance of veterinary drug submissions.
  • Plan, establish, lead and evaluate a clinical and anatomical veterinary pathology program to support Health Canada’s research programs
  • Providing organizational strategies and guidance for projects requiring an authoritative level of veterinary science expertise.
  • Lead, manage and deliver professional veterinary services to the research community of Health Canada
  • Oversee the Animal Resources Unit and analyze/develop new methodologies to resolve challenges
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of regulations
  • Designing and preparing guidelines for manufacturers’ veterinary drug submissions and providing expertise to assist manufacturers in achieving the goals of safety, quality and effectiveness for veterinary drugs
  • Review scientific literature, collect and organize data, make recommendations based on conclusions drawn from analyses, and communicate results
  • Analyzing, evaluating and approving complex veterinary drug submissions and clinical trials processes

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage workload efficiently.
  • Ability to provide veterinary medical and technical advice.
  • Two years experience providing veterinary services for a variety of laboratory animal species.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Experience in working within multidisciplinary scientific teams engaged in the resolution of complex and time sensitive issues;
  • Ability to understand, analyze and interpret clinical pathology tests for diagnostic purposes.
  • Experience in providing expert scientific and clinical advice and recommendations to various audiences including senior management*
  • Experience in providing expert clinical advice and recommendations to various audiences.
  • Experience performing clinical examinations, diagnostic assessments, and treatment of a variety of laboratory mammalian species.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Council on Animal Care guidelines.
  • Ability to critically analyze and integrate complex pharmacological data related to the safety and efficacy of veterinary drugs and make scientific, regulatory defensible recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Three years of relevant experience in clinical practice or working in a regulatory capacity or research capacity.
  • Ability to provide strategic and operational leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Ability to develop disease control and eradication programs.
  • Ability to evaluate chemical, biological and physical hazards associated with laboratory procedures, in order to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken for their handling and disposal.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively verbally.
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Experience in reviewing, researching and analyzing scientific and technical information and in the production of scientific reports;
  • Knowledge of the veterinary health industry issues, concerns and concepts.
  • Experience in building cooperative partnerships and working relationships with a variety of internal/external stakeholders (for example: academic and research institutions, provincial and territorial associations).
  • Knowledge of current theories and principles of veterinary medicine; as they relate to the use of veterinary drugs in food producing or companion animals raised under conditions of North American Management and climate

Job Details:

Company: Health Canada

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Ottawa,  Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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