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Current Open Positions:


Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Swine Immunology, Tenure Track.

Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a PhD in immunology or a related field.  A DVM or equivalent degree is preferred, however applications will be accepted from individuals without a DVM that have a strong track record of productivity in the field of applied swine immunology.

Responsibilities: The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track position (12 month appointment) in the field of swine Immunology.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The goals of this position are to expand the CVM’s basic and applied programs in swine medicine and research and to support producers, veterinarians and the NC Swine Industry by developing vaccines and offering diagnostic testing and diagnostic services. There will be a responsibility to participate in the teaching of immunology courses within the veterinary curriculum and to help support the Clinical Immunology Service core at North Carolina State University.

The primary responsibility of this position is research and discovery.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in viral diseases of importance to the swine industry of North Carolina (including PEDV, PRRS, influenza virus, etc).  The candidate will join a strong team of faculty dedicated to food animal production medicine and infectious disease research.  Opportunities for collaboration within the College of Veterinary Medicine, the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the North Carolina swine industry and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division are excellent.

Salary: Commensurate with candidate’s experience and qualifications

Applications should include a cover letter specifying research area of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references. To apply for this position please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/56970 (position # 00003561).  Applications will only be accepted online.

The committee will begin review of applications in August with an anticipated start date for these positions in October 2015.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to:

Paula Cray
Professor and Department Head – Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
919-513-6440
pjcray@ncsu.edu

Appointment Date: On or after November 1, 2015.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology Assistant Professor in Veterinary Molecular Diagnostic Science
Position Available

POSITION: Assistant professor in Veterinary Molecular Diagnostic Science at the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Tenure or Clinical Track.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (DVM or equivalent, and/or PhD) and research experience in molecular biology of infectious diseases. Experience in developing and validating molecular diagnostic assays and delivery of timely diagnostic services in an animal disease diagnostic laboratory or public health laboratory is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collegially in a team-setting are essential. Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership and supervision to advance all aspects of the VMDL molecular diagnostic service. Preference will be given to candidates with a DVM or equivalent degree.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.

General Duties: Directing a busy veterinary molecular diagnostic laboratory; develop and validate state-of-the-art molecular tests for application in pathogen detection and animal disease diagnosis; consulting with VMDL diagnosticians, client veterinarians, animal producers, regulatory officials and supervising staff. Familiarity with quality control systems is essential. Development of an extramurally funded independent and/or collaborative research program is expected. Teaching in college academic programs is encouraged. Duties will be divided as follows: 50% of molecular diagnostic service, 40% to 50% research and 0 to10% teaching.

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2015 [or as soon as the position has been filled].

Application Materials: Applicants should apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/index.php. Be prepared to attach a letter of interest, a list with three references, and curriculum vitae.

Questions concerning the position may be addressed to:
Charles E. Wiedmeyer DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Associate Professor – Veterinary Clinical Pathology
University of Missouri
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
900 E. Campus Dr.
A345 Clydesdale Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
wiedmeyerc@missouri.edu

Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

The University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL) is a full-service laboratory accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). The VMDL provides in-depth laboratory diagnostic support to veterinary practitioners, livestock and poultry industry interests, companion animal interests, wildlife conservationists, scientists utilizing animals in their research throughout the university, state and regulatory officials, and clinicians of the MU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The VMDL is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN). The VMDL is also a Tier I laboratory of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN).

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-882-5835.


Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology Faculty Position Available

POSITION:                         Veterinary Microbiologist, Tenure-Track

RANK:                                Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

POSITION AVAILABLE:     December 1, 2015

QUALIFICATIONS:             Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. degree in microbiology (bacteriology, virology, mycology) with experience in providing laboratory support of clinical diagnostic services. A record of research training and accomplishments indicating successful establishment or the potential for establishment of a research program and a record of scholarly achievement in microbiology, consistent with appointed rank, is required. A D.V.M. degree (or equivalent) is preferred.

Desired qualifications include excellence in didactic classroom or small group instruction, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Desired qualifications also include Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (or equivalent board certification).

RESPONSIBILITIES:           The successful candidate will be expected to 1) provide innovative leadership for the department’s veterinary clinical diagnostic microbiology services, teach in the veterinary professional curriculum, and support advanced training of veterinarians and graduate students in Pathobiology; and 2) establish an extramurally competitive microbiology/infectious disease research program that contributes to the research mission of the Department of Pathobiology and College of Veterinary Medicine.

ACTIVITIES:                         Departmental research programs exist in aquatic pathobiology, avian diseases, molecular virology and bacteriology, molecular diagnostics, food safety, pathogen detection, basic and applied immunology, parasitology, platelet pathophysiology, molecular genetics, oncology, pathogenic mechanisms of infectious diseases, embryo-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, poultry pathology and neuropathology. Additional programs exist with opportunities for collaboration within the College of Veterinary Medicine and with faculty from across Auburn University (including the College of Agriculture, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, Food Systems Institute, and Harrison School of Pharmacy). Diagnostic services include bacteriology and mycology, virology, anatomic and clinical pathology, parasitology, and molecular diagnostics. University core facilities support advanced microscopy and imaging, laser microdissection, multispectral imaging, and flow cytometry-FACS. In addition, through institutional collaboration with the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, a full array of genomic sequencing and functional genomic technologies is available.

APPOINTMENT:                 This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Starting salary and rank will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.

APPLICATION:                         Please apply online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/931 . To receive full consideration, completed applications must be received by August 14, 2015; review of candidates will continue until a suitable candidate is recommended for appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a letter of intent summarizing career goals and current diagnostic, research, and teaching activities, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of research plans, and the names and contact information including e-mail addresses for at least three references.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Emerging Diseases of Livestock and Poultry, The Ohio State University

Emerging Diseases of Livestock and Poultry
The Ohio State University

The Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP), Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), and The Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to study the mechanisms of host and pathogen interactions of emerging infectious viral diseases of food-animals. Highly qualified senior applicants with significant extramural funding also will be considered. This faculty appointment is in the FAHRP with tenure-track in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, OSU. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally-funded, nationally-recognized research and outreach/Extension program focused on the effective control, treatment, detection and prevention of emerging viral pathogens important to livestock, poultry, and/or food security.
The position is one of four cluster hires as part of a substantial university investment to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on emerging infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention (http://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infectious-diseases/). These new investments build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained global impact.
Applicants must have the minimum of a PhD or equivalent degree and relevant postdoctoral training; those that also have a DVM or equivalent degree, in addition to a PhD, and/or a demonstrated record of research excellence are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have an interest in 1) programmatic synergy with members of the Ohio State faculty on both Wooster and Columbus campuses, and 2) collaborative research in the FAHRP and broader Ohio State community, leading to programmatic initiatives. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to graduate education and mentoring of postdoctoral associates.
Located 90 miles northeast of Columbus on the OARDC Wooster campus, FAHRP maintains an internationally recognized research program in the areas of Food and Environmental Safety, Zoonoses, and Enteric and Respiratory Diseases of food producing animals. The program has a modern office/laboratory building and animal facilities including a state-of-the-art BSL-3-Ag facility suitable for the study of infectious diseases and foodborne pathogens in food animals. The animal facilities also include a laboratory for the procurement and maintenance of germ-free animals. OARDC maintains herds and flocks of major food-producing animals for experimental studies. Excellent opportunities are available for collaboration with food, veterinary, medical, animal and plant scientists on the Wooster and Columbus campuses and with colleagues within the Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Disease Discovery Theme initiative and the university wide Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Disease Program. Ohio State is a comprehensive research university with Colleges of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Medicine and Public Health.
Ohio State is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF document including a CV, summary of research program and future directions, and the names and contact information of at least four referees. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and negotiable. Review of applications will begin June 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Address all correspondence to Dr. Cathie Smith, Senior Program Manager, Discovery Themes (email: smith.4420@osu.edu)


Emerging and Zoonotic Viruses, The Ohio State University

Emerging and Zoonotic Viruses
The Ohio State University

(Announcement May 22)

The Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP), Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), College of Food Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), The Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to study the fundamental mechanisms of immunity to and host-virus interactions of human disease associated emerging zoonotic viral pathogens leading to development of effective detection, treatment, control, and prevention measures. This faculty appointment is in the FAHRP with tenure-track in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, OSU. Candidates whose research focuses on using agricultural animal models for human viral diseases to understand the virus-host interaction are especially encouraged to apply.
The position is one of four cluster hires as part of a substantial university investment to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on emerging infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention (http://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infectious-diseases/). These new investments build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained global impact.
Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree and postdoctoral training experience; those that also have a DVM or equivalent degree in addition to a PhD and/or a demonstrated record of research excellence are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to have or to develop an independent and nationally-recognized research program with extramural funding, and become actively involved in collaborative research in FAHRP and the broader OSU community leading to programmatic initiatives. The candidate should have a strong commitment to graduate education. Applicants are also expected to engage in outreach/Extension activities.
Located 90 miles northeast of Columbus on the OARDC Wooster campus, FAHRP maintains an internationally recognized research program in the areas of Enteric and Respiratory Diseases of food producing animals as well as Food and Environmental Safety and Zoonoses. The Program has a modern office-laboratory building and animal facilities including BSL3Ag facility suitable for the study of infectious diseases and foodborne pathogens. This also includes a laboratory for the procurement and maintenance of germ-free animals, multiple BSL2 containment facilities, and a laboratory animal facility. The Research Center maintains herds and flocks of major food-producing animals for experimental studies. Excellent opportunities are available for collaboration with food, veterinary, medical, public health, and animal and plant scientists on the Wooster and Columbus campuses and with colleagues within the Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Disease Discovery Theme initiative and the university wide Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Disease Program. The OSU is a comprehensive research university with Colleges of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Public Health.
Ohio State is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF including a CV, summary of research program and future directions, and the names and contact information of at least four referees. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and negotiable. Review of applications will begin June 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Address all correspondence to Dr. Cathie Smith, Senior Program Manager, Discovery Themes (email: smith.4420@osu.edu)


University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Dairy Production Medicine Faculty Position Available

University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Population Medicine Department
St. Paul, MN

(Announcement posted April 7, 2015)

Position (Req: 197842)

Position:
The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Population Medicine Department wishes to fill a full–time tenure–track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor faculty position in Dairy Production Medicine. The final rank and terms of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate consistent with collegiate and University policies.

Requirements and Preferences:
Candidate must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent foreign degree. An advanced research degree (e.g. MS or PhD) or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution is also required. The candidate must have a keen interest in teaching DVM students and a commitment to continuing education programming. Field practice experience in dairy veterinary medicine, either in private practice or in an academic ambulatory practice, is required. The candidate must also have a strong interest in and the potential to develop a funded research and graduate training program in a discipline relating to dairy production medicine. Research and teaching area of emphasis must include bovine theriogenology, but may also include other bovine–related focus areas including, but not limited to, infectious disease, metabolic disease, pharmacology, udder health, welfare, biosecurity, or food safety and security. The candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills and the potential for synergy with existing dairy faculty and the College and Department’s strategic goals and plans. Candidate must be eligible for licensure in veterinary medicine in the state of Minnesota (http://www.vetmed.state.mn.us/) or be board certified in a recognized specialty college.

Duties:
The position will require active participation in both didactic and clinical teaching of bovine theriogenology as well as other discipline related material in the DVM curriculum. The faculty member will be expected to develop a program of independent research in a discipline relating to dairy production medicine. The faculty member will also be expected to contribute to a team effort in the dairy program and to participate in graduate and residency education programs and continuing education. The person in this position will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the development and implementation of programs at the college’s National Dairy Education Center, an affiliation site within a large commercial dairy. Other opportunities include collaboration with members of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, and Academic Health Center.

Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University offers an excellent benefits package. For example, the University pays 100% of the premium for Faculty Basic Life Insurance as well as 100% of the premium for Faculty Group Income Disability Insurance. Faculty contributes 5.5% of their annual salary and the University contributes 10% toward the Faculty Retirement Plan. There are also two Optional Retirement Plans available. For more benefits information see: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/

Begin: Expected start date is negotiable; position is available immediately.

Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is recruited. The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications after May 15, 2015. Candidates who are potentially interested in the position are encouraged to call and speak with the search chair Dr. Sandra Godden (office: 612-625-8177; email: godde002@umn.edu) to discuss the University of Minnesota’s program and new opportunities available at Minnesota.

Interested candidates must apply online at:http://z.umn.edu/dairyfaculty and include a curriculum vitae, letter of application, and the names and contact information of three references.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

About the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Dairy Program:
The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the smaller St. Paul campus which is a 10 minute bus ride from the Minneapolis campus. Classes at the College of Veterinary Medicine have 100 students per year with approximately 25% of students tracking in large and mixed animal medicine. The U of M ranks near the top of Universities in terms of students interested in large animal medicine/surgery. The University of Minnesota also provides teaching support through the Center for Teaching and Learning. The College hosts a strong group of researchers and educators in dairy veterinary medicine and dairy production medicine. There are faculty working on dairy and bovine medical and production issues from the genomic level to overall herd management, health promotion, and public health. The College is proud to be the home of the nation’s only USDA National Center of Excellence in Dairy Education. This teaching and research facility is built into a large dairy in southern Minnesota that serves as the transition facility for over 10,000 calvings per year.

About the Minnesota Dairy Industry:
The Minnesota dairy industry is a vibrant mix of herd types ranging from small stanchion herds to very large consortia dairies with over 10,000 cows. The state ranks 8th among dairy states, with 460,000 cows on 3,600 dairy farms averaging 19,800 pounds of milk per cow. Minnesota’s dairy industry is a key component of the state’s overall economy and is currently aiming for 2% annual growth in total milk production. Minnesota’s dairy industry includes both dairy production and processing, with a combined total direct output value of $5.6 billion (2008). The processing sector in the state is robust and growing.

About Living in Minnesota:
The Twin Cities metropolitan area (St Paul/Minneapolis) is the 16th–largest metropolitan area in the country and ranks among the country’s most desirable places to live, offering exceptional cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The public school system in Minnesota is excellent and the University of Minnesota Day Care center is among the best in the nation. Livability.com recently ranked Minneapolis as the healthiest city in the U.S.
(http://livability.com/top-10/health/top-10-healthiest-cities/2015/minnesota/minneapolis). Minneapolis was also voted THE MOST FUN PLACE TO LIVE by Cranium. The Twin Cities host 4 major professional sports teams, are a cultural center for theater, opera, museums, great shopping and have an international airport providing a direct connection to most major cities. State parks are plentiful and hiking, skiing, swimming, boating and fishing are within minutes of most anywhere in the twin cities area. You can live in the country with only a 30 minute commute to the Veterinary College. Really it is not that cold and people love it here!

For more information, see these websites. www.exploreminnesota.com, www.minnesotaschools.com, http://www.ci.mpls.mn.us.

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Department Head Position Available, NDSU Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, Fargo ND

Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

(Announcement posted March 10, 2015)

The NDSU Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences is currently seeking a senior colleague for the position of Department Head. Our faculty train undergraduate and graduate students in a broad range of topics in the areas of microbiology and immunology, including infectious diseases, microbial ecology, genetics and genomics. In addition, the department has well equipped laboratories and nationally recognized areas of research funded by NIH, NSF, and USDA. The Head will foster excellence in research, teaching, and service within the department. In collaboration with faculty, the Head will lead the continued development and articulation of the departmental vision. In addition, the Head will develop and maintain productive, collegial working relationships with the university, scientific communities, and the public, as well as agricultural constituencies. The Head will manage the department’s human, financial, and physical resources, which will include conducting performance evaluations, preparing and submitting administrative reports, administering merit–based pay increases, and providing oversight of budgets and physical facilities. The Head will recruit and retain outstanding students, staff, and faculty; will promote an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and teamwork; and will actively seek resources for the support of departmental programs including leading advocacy efforts at the national and state levels. It is anticipated that the Head will contribute to academic, research and/or service programs as is commensurate with the Head’s administrative responsibilities.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in life sciences from an accredited institution
  • Distinguished academic credentials and eligibility for appointment as a tenured, full professor
  • Evidence of successful and effective leadership experience
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communications skills
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • A commitment to shared governance with faculty, staff, students, and administrators
  • Experience with budgets and professional staff

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in recruiting, evaluating, and retaining high–quality, diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Knowledge of and experience in the land grant university system or a willingness to learn
  • Evidence of an active, successful research program in life sciences
  • Evidence of successful and effective teaching at the post–secondary level
  • Evidence of leadership and team–building beyond departmental and disciplinary lines
  • Evidence of academic or professional international experience
  • Experience mentoring faculty
  • Ability to advocate for the department within the university and to external stakeholders, government, and scientific groups

Application Procedure:
Review of applications will begin June 1, 2015 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Applications are accepted online only at https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/6048.  Create an account, and create and submit your application when prompted.

The application must include a: 1.) cover letter; 2.) curriculum vitae; 3.) statement articulating a vision for microbiology at a land grant university; and 4.) names and contact information (telephone numbers, postal address, email address) of five professional references.

Requests for information and/or written nominations may be sent to:

Dr. Frank Casey, Search Committee Chair
701-231-8577
francis.casey@ndsu.edu

NDSU is an EEO/AA-M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
NDSU is an ADVANCE Institution and Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution

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Veterinary Parasitologist job available at the University of Wyoming

Department of Veterinary Sciences
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

(Announcement posted March 3, 2015)

The Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming seeks a full-time, tenure-track clinical Parasitologist at the Assistant Professor level. Minimum requirements: PhD in a relevant discipline and/or DVM plus a research Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. Documented parasitology clinical diagnostic experience and demonstrable biomedical research ability are required. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are required. Preferred qualifications: DVM with PhD in a relevant discipline; residency training plus certification in a laboratory diagnostic discipline by American College of Veterinary Microbiology (ACVM), American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) or equivalent professional certification. Demonstrated interest, aptitude, and capability for scholarly activity related to parasitic diseases of livestock, wildlife, and/or companion animals is highly desirable, as is teaching expertise at the undergraduate, professional and/or graduate level.

The candidate will function as a diagnostic veterinary parasitologist in a team with other animal disease experts within the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL). Diagnostic duties include parasitological examinations on diverse species of animals to diagnose causes of disease. In addition, successful applicants will establish and/or maintain extramurally funded and/or collaborative research programs, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate with a vibrant community of basic and clinical scientists within Veterinary Sciences and other degree programs. Position duties and anticipated percentage efforts are: professional diagnostic servic and extension in the WSVL (40%) including: supervision of daily operations, long–term planning, and development of a modern, service–oriented animal diagnostic parasitology laboratory; research or creative activity (30%), teaching (25%) and University service (5%).

The position offers excellent potential for collaboration and professional growth. Traditional parasitological methods will be employed as well as molecular diagnostics such as PCR and sequencing/genome analysis. There is a need for development of improved or novel approaches for diagnosis of important parasite pathogens in a wide number of animal species. The WSVL has a good working relationship with the Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and other governmental agencies and non–governmental organizations.

The University of Wyoming, a land grant institution, is the only four–year university in the state. The University is located in rural southern Wyoming in the small city of Laramie, population approximately 30,000, close to excellent outdoor activities in the nearby Snowy and Laramie Ranges and near cultural and other amenities along the Front Range of Colorado. For more information department and the Laramie area, please visit: http://www.uwyo.edu/vetsci/ and http://visitlaramie.org/.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:
Review of applications will begin March 30, 2015, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To be considered please send: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications 2) curriculum vita,and 3) names and contact information for three professional references (electronic submission as PDF files preferred) to Dr. Ernest (Search Committee Chair) care of Ms. Marjorie Jaeger (MJaeger@uwyo.edu). Individuals with questions are encouraged to contact Dr. Ernest by email (hernest@uwyo.edu) or telephone [(307) 766-9925].

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Research Biologist / Microbiologist position is available with the USDA, Manhattan, KS

(Announcement posted March 3, 2015)

Go to the following links to view job details:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395663000
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395663900

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Tenure-track Faculty Position Available for Assistant Professor of Molecular Diagnostic Science, Purdue University

Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB), and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL)
College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM)
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

(Announcement posted March 3, 2015)

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB) and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invite applications for a 12–month, tenure–track Assistant Professor position in molecular diagnostic science. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (DVM or equivalent, or PhD) and research experience in molecular biology of infectious diseases. Preference will be given to candidates with a DVM or equivalent degree. Experience in development of molecular diagnostic assays and delivery of diagnostic services in an animal disease diagnostic laboratory or public health laboratory is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collegially in a team-setting are essential. Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership and supervision to advance all aspects of the ADDL molecular diagnostic service. The successful candidate will be expected to direct a busy veterinary molecular diagnostic laboratory; develop and validate state–of–the–art molecular tests for application in pathogen detection and animal disease diagnosis; consult and communicate with other ADDL diagnosticians, ADDL client veterinarians, animal producers and regulatory officials; and participate in PVM outreach activities. Development of an independent and collaborative research program in veterinary infectious diseases and molecular diagnostics, and teaching in PVM academic programs are expected.

CPB has 38 faculty members and 11 of them have diagnostic service appointment in ADDL. Faculty have expertise and research interests in microbiology, virology, immunology, toxicology, parasitology, pathology, public health, epidemiology, and animal welfare science. Commitment to the ADDL mission of providing quality and timely diagnostic services to Indiana animal constituencies, as well as the CPB missions of discovery, learning, and engagement and the support of the Departmental and College strategic plans (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/strategic-plan.php, http://www.vet.purdue.edu/about/index.php) are required. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of cultural diversity in the College and participate in College activities that foster inclusion.

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file that includes a curriculum vitae, a statement of diagnostic service philosophy, a summary of research interests, a statement on teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of 3 references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu.

Review of applications will start on April 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Ramesh Vemulapalli, Chair of the search committee, by emailing rvemulap@purdue.edu. A background check is required for employment in this position.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Director Position Open for Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
College Station, TX

(Announcement posted February 24, 2015)

TVMDL is accepting applications for a resident director position. Responsibilities include functioning as the leader of TVMDL’s Amarillo laboratory by taking appropriate action on executive management decisions related to the Amarillo laboratory; proactively ensuring the associate agency director is equipped with necessary facts, updates and information related to operations at the Amarillo laboratory; serving as a member of the TVMDL Executive Committee, providing input on agency rules, policies and procedures; and working cooperatively with other agency leadership, ensuring the four laboratory locations function as one unit by promoting communication and interrelationships.

TVMDL is an AAVLD–accredited, state–of–the–art veterinary diagnostic laboratory and a participant in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. TVMDL is one of the world’s largest and busiest veterinary diagnostic laboratories. The TVMDL system consists of four laboratory facilities: two full–service facilities located in College Station and Amarillo and two poultry laboratories in Center and Gonzales. TVMDL receives more than 200,000 requests annually for assistance in diagnosing animal diseases. The caseload for the entire TVMDL is quite diverse, ranging from domestic livestock, companion animal, and poultry cases to exotic hoofstock and zoo animals.

Applications must be accomplished at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=191058.

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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