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Veterinary Research Associate

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company
Bethesda, Maryland
Start date
Aug 1, 2022

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Regulatory, Research/Documentation, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are currently searching for a Veterinary Research Associate to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is onsite in Bethesda, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control of VRC Studies:
    • Post Approval Monitoring
    • Ensure Federal, State, local and NIH policies and regulations are adhered to.
    • Amendment/VVC Assistance
    • Study Confirmations and ensuring studies are performed as per the approved ASP
    • Assist with Project Management of program in vivo research studies
    • Enter data into study books – Check-off sheets and paperwork associated with study for reference
    • Ensure materials and supply availability
    • Oversee animal models with variety of species e.g. Non-Human Primates (NHP), Ferrets, Mini Pigs, Rabbits, Rats, Hamsters.
    • Implement tasks on Research Master Sampling Schedules
    • Project implementation at multiple facility sites
    • Submit Technical Service Requests
    • Prepare and ship samples as needed
  • Provide Schedule Management:
    • Research study calendar management- communicating schedule with multiple sites
    • Sampling schedules
    • Courier and Shipment Coordination
  • Assist with NHP Resource Coordination and Colony Management:
    • On Study, Recycle, and Holding
    • Study timepoint IDs
    • SOP assistance
    • Protocols assistance
    • Amendment assistance
    • Renewal assistance
  • Assist with preparation of Reports:
    • USDA
    • Animal Information for Investigators
    • Study reports and updated events
    • Reports to investigators or ACUC as requested
    • Assist APD with monitoring Health Cases from Facilities:
    • Investigator approval for drugs
    • Euthanasia candidate tissues
  • Perform basic and advanced technical procedures in support of program operations as need:
    • Assist in preparing immunogens and inoculations
    • Dose calculations
    • Sample processing (e.g. cbc/chem, serum, tissue collection)
    • Technical Procedures as needed injections, blood collection, mucosal and tissue collections, etc.
    • Maintain laboratory equipment and technical support areas
  • Attend and present information as needed at Lab Meetings/Program Meetings/Study Meetings:
    • Weekly Lab Meeting
    • Present at seminars, and at other meetings of importance.
    • Meeting with investigators about studies or ideas or conclusions.
    • Facility meetings about initiating new studies.
    • Contract Management meetings as requested.



  • MS/MA in Natural Sciences is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility in clinical operations, TMF or essential documents management.
  • Solid understanding of global ICH GCP requirements, including the recent updates.
  • Solid understanding of trial master files organization, implementation and archival including other relevant regulations and guidance to assure quality of TMFs.
  • Prior regulatory inspection experience a plus.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal capabilities and ability to build and maintain networks.
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve problems effectively, experience implementing TMFs.
  • Strong verbal communication and technical writing skills
  • Organizational and interpersonal abilities; proficiency in technical/scientific writing
  • Ability to lift boxed paper files for transport to/from meetings



  • B.S. Degree in a related field or subject.
  • RVT or LATg certification is required.
  • Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years’ of related experience, supporting scientific programs, preferably working directly in quality assurance for a laboratory environment.  
  • Familiarity overseeing and monitoring animal models with variety of species e.g. Non-Human Primates (NHP), Ferrets, Mini Pigs, Rabbits, Rats, Hamsters.
  • Ability to effectively perform all related program support and administrative duties (managing calendars, coordinating sampling schedules, rendering reporting, and entering data etc.).
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


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Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. The Dovel Family of Companies combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. 

MSC has long supported Federal health organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and applies deep understanding of missions, goals, and operations to discover and implement innovative approaches for streamlining and disseminating research efforts, enhancing knowledge sharing, and improving public health. 

Together, Dovel and MSC offer a diverse set of complex biomedical, scientific, and technology services, coupled with attentive and purpose-driven program management to serve mission critical organizations and drive meaningful change in the world.


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