DCR Clinical Veterinarian

Updated: October 9, 2018
Job ID: 213945
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Ft. Sam Houston, TX, United States

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is looking for a DCR Clinical Veterinarian to support research and program objectives of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) located on Fort Sam Houston. USAISR is dedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research.  This provides clincal medicine services for laboratory animals within the Damage Control and Resuscitation Research (DCR) Task Area.  DCR conducts, coordinates, and supports research identifying solutions to deficits associated with the control of bleeding and the stabilization of injured soldiers with the emphasis of treatments far forward of fixed Medical facilities. Identification of potential solutions include evaluating advanced endovascular mechanical devices for hemorrhage control and defining strategies for mechanical hemorrhage interventions.


  • Conduct animal research to satisfy mission support requirements
  • Lead animal research team and serve as an investigator on animal protocols.
  • Provides veterinary animal care and research support; provides guidance, training and consultation in all aspects of regulatory animal medicine and science to research and support staff; and ensures appropriate delivery of husbandry practices.
  • Performs routine physical examinations, evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses or injuries.
  • Performs clinical and surgical procedures on animals.
  • Performs/assists with imaging procedures such as radiography and ultrasound.
  • Assists with the management of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program.
  • Develop, validate, and use a variety of molecular, biochemical, coagulation, and physiological assays. 
  • Validate all procedures in terms of accuracy, precision, and specificity, and generate a written protocol for each procedure. 
  • Use a variety of imaging equipment and quantitative software to analyze the results of molecular/biological procedures. 
  • Write and serve as an investigator on laboratory protocols. 
  • Collect and record experimental data, to include extensive use of computers and hemodynamic monitoring instruments, as well as creating and implementing new databases for new protocols. 
  • Perform data entry and database maintenance and manipulation. 
  • Maintain properly secured subject and sample documentation. 
  • Calculate results of assays and evaluates validity of data collected. 
  • Perform appropriate statistical computations on raw data, and to be able to use software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, JMP, Sigma Plot/Stat, and GraphPad Prism to organize and analyze data. 
  • Prepare photography, graphics, and image production, for study presentations and publications. 
  • Participate in interpretation of results and prepares manuscripts, reports, and presentations for publication. 
  • Participate in lectures, seminars, and conferences. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in the field of trauma, critical care and hemorrhagic shock research, and transfusion medicine.
  • Shall apply for funding, review scientific documentation and literature, and establish and maintain collaborations as force multipliers to expand capabilities.
  • Draft, revise, and submit proposals for intramural, DHP, and extramural funding. 
  • Perform scientific peer review for local protocols. 
  • Work in collaboration with industry and academic partners under CRADAs. 
  • Provide consultation on relevant complex projects to DoD members as well as external Collaborators.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

  • Must have veterinary medicine degree and appropriate license to practice veterinary medicine as required by Public Law 99-158, Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations, State of Texas regulations and agricultural code, and all other appropriate federal, state, or local laws and regulations.
  • Must have appropriate education, training, and experience to assure that the facility retains Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AALAC) accreditation in accordance with AR 40-33 and DoDI 3216.0.
  • Extensive knowledge and skill in vascular surgical procedures to develop and lead studies examining endovascular tools and strategies for interventional hemorrhage control and resuscitation.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.