Career Opportunities

Standards Development and Regulatory Reform Specialist

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam | Job Type: Proposal | Post Date: 04/14/2017
Job Description: 

URC seeks a Standards Development and Regulatory Reform Specialist to serve as a subject matter expert and mentor to the Department of Animal Health (DAH) in Vietnam as it implements Biosafety and Security (BS&S) enhancements in the Government of Vietnam’s veterinary health system. This role is contingent upon contract award.

Job Responsibilities: 

The position will assist and mentor the DAH in establishing standards and regulatory reforms necessary to implement BS&S enhancements into the Government of Vietnam’s veterinary health system. This work will involve reviewing relevant Vietnam documents and international materials on BS&S, mentoring the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in international BS&S best practices, and assisting with the development and refinement of a draft Circular concerning a Select Agents and Toxins List by risk group and required biosafety levels and testing algorithms. The position will assist MARD with the creation of BS&S manuals for select MARD laboratories.

Job Requirements: 
  • University degree in biology, chemistry, animal health, or related science discipline; post-graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in animal or human health regulatory reform
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing Biosafety & Security standards
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and excellent in time management
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with local scientists, local laboratory staff, and US Government staff
  • Ability to communicate complex science information to team members
  • Proficient with training tools, metrics and systems
  • Fluent (written/verbal) in Vietnamese and English languages

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