Current Open Positions:
- Veterinary Pathologist Position Available, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
- Tenure Track Faculty Position Available, Animal Health Department at Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
- Veterinary Microbiologist Position Available at the Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
- Assistant Biosafety Officer Position, Environmental Health Services, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
- Veterinary Diagnostic Microbiology Position Available at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
- University Researcher Position Available at Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Anatomic Veterinary Pathologist Position Available at Michigan State University
Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (PDI), and
The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH)
College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
(Announcement posted December 2, 2013)
The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (PDI) and the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) invite applications from highly qualified veterinarians for a tenure track appointment in anatomic pathology. A degree in Veterinary Medicine and a PhD or equivalent degree, as well as board certification by the American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP or ECVP), are required. At least one year of post-doctoral experience in a field aligned with veterinary pathology and evidence of potential for developing an extramurally funded research program are preferred.
As a major referral center for companion animals, horses, livestock, laboratory animals, and zoo and wildlife species, along with outstanding veterinary medical professionals and facilities, MSU CVM offers an excellent environment for professional growth and advancement in anatomic pathology. As one of the country’s premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, the DCPAH provides full service laboratory support to the MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, as well as to clients nationally and internationally.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent research program that employs contemporary investigative techniques in an area that complements current departmental and college interests in translational biomedical research and that is suitable to support graduate education. MSU also provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research with a strong focus on comparative medicine and the “One Health” concept. The successful candidate is expected to become an integral part of the MSU research community by collaborating with other investigative teams across the university.
The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to providing outstanding professional diagnostic service for clinical colleagues within the CVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital, as well as for private veterinary practitioners and clients who submit diagnostic material to the DCPAH. The position responsibilities will involve necropsy and surgical pathology diagnostic services while effectively training and mentoring DVM students and pathology residents. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to provide engaging and effective instruction to DVM students in the discipline of anatomic pathology, and will participate in advising, mentoring, and instruction of graduate students and pathology residents.
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information of three professional references who will be asked to evaluate the candidate's research experience and potential, diagnostic acumen, interpersonal and communication skills, and teaching attributes. Candidates must also include a letter of intent specifying their qualifications, professional experience, career goals, history of research funding, and statement of future research plans.
Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Informal inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Matti Kiupel (phone: 517-432-2670 or Kiupel@dcpah.msu.edu) are welcomed, as are visits to our website: http://pathobiology.msu.edu.
Review of applications will be initiated December 9, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Michigan State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Women and individuals from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Tenure–Track Faculty Position – Animal Health Department, University of Vermont
Animal Health Department
University of Vermont
(Announcement posted November 13, 2013)
The Department of Animal Science at the University of Vermont invites applications for a Tenure–track Faculty Position to begin August 2014.
Animal Health. This is a 9–month, tenure track, research and teaching position. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, contributing to upper or graduate –level courses, and advising undergraduate and graduate students. University service is also expected. The appointee will be required to develop a funded, innovative research program in animal health, preferably with a focus on ruminant livestock, and will be encouraged to collaborate with colleagues within and outside the Department. Hiring will be at the Assistant Professor level.
Applicants are encouraged to apply before January 15, 2014, at which time review of applications will begin. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral level degree. At least two years postdoctoral experience is expected and demonstration of success in attracting extramural funds is preferred.
For further information on the Animal Health position, contact search committee chair Dr. David Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. For more information regarding the University of Vermont's diversity initiatives, please visit the President's web site at: http://www.uvm.edu/president.
All candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com and must attach to their application a curriculum vitae and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted to Helen Maciejewski at email@example.com.
Founded in 1791, UVM is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, also rated as one of the best small cities in America. The greater Burlington area has a population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families, with multiple opportunities for interactions with local industry and communities.
The Department of Animal Science has more than 300 undergraduate students in four concentrations of study: pre–veterinary, equine, dairy, and general animal science. The Department currently has 15 Ph.D. students and offers an integrated Animal, Nutrition & Food Science Ph.D. program. There is also strong opportunity to collaborate with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Institute in nearby Chazy, NY. More information on the Department is available at: http://asci.uvm.edu/.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
Veterinary Microbiologist Position Available at the University of Wyoming
Department of Veterinary Sciences
University of Wyoming
(Announcement posted November 8, 2013)
The Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming seeks a faculty person at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a candidate with expertise in Veterinary Microbiology. Preferred qualifications include a DVM, ACVM boards, research experience with infectious diseases and teaching expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level. Minimum requirements include a PhD with demonstrated expertise in the area of animal disease.
This position will fill a critical need in diagnostic microbiology within the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL). Standard bacterial culture makes up the bulk of cases in the bacteriology laboratory. However, use of molecular diagnostics such as PCR and sequencing will continue to increase. Furthermore, there is a need for development of improved or novel approaches to the diagnosis of a number of important pathogens and parasites (including Brucella, Yersinia and Francisella spp.) in a wide number of animal species. The WSVL has a good working relationship with the Wyoming Department of Health and Wyoming Game and Fish Department. This offers high potential for collaboration and growth and would be an integral and necessary component of this position. In addition this position will contribute to the instructional load within Veterinary Sciences and Microbiology degree programs. Position duties and anticipated percentage efforts are: diagnostic service at the WSVL (40%), research or creative activity (30%), teaching (25%) and University service (5%).
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 on the department please visit: http://www.uwyo.edu/vetsci/.
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To be considered please send: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications and career goals, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) names and contact information for three professional references (electronic submission as PDF files preferred) to:
Dr. Ken Mills (Search Committee Chair) care of Ms. Marjorie Jaeger (MJaeger@uwyo.edu). Individuals with questions are encouraged to contact Dr. Mills by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone [(307) 766-9932].
The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.
The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Assistant Biosafety Officer Position, Environmental Health Services, Colorado State University
Department of Environmental Health Services (EHS)
Colorado State University (CSU)
Fort Collins, Colorado
(Announcement posted October 27, 2013)
The growth of biosafety oversight at Colorado State University has increased substantially with the additional facilities at the Foothills Campus and recently completed facilities on the main and south campuses and the additional controls required by government regulatory agencies.
The Assistant Biosafety Officer is a new position at CSU and will assist with duties that are currently being performed by the Director of Biosafety, the Associate Biosafety Officer and the existing Assistant Biosafety Officer. This position will assist with additional regulatory requirements and the expanding biosafety program with a start date as soon as possible after January 1, 2014. This position will report to the Director of Biosafety and is a full-time, 12–month, Administrative Professional position.
Salary Range: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 annual salary plus benefits.
Possess the professional competence necessary to suggest and review specific activities and facilities for proper biohazard control; apply relevant laws, regulations, standards and guidelines; develop standard operating procedures; and be aware of community attitudes and health and environmental considerations. Technical backgrounds in microbiology and biochemistry, basic physical and biological sciences, and knowledge of laboratory and clinical practices and safety, containment equipment, and engineering principles pertaining to the design, operations and maintenance of facility safeguards are needed.
Training investigators safely and responsibly at the BSL–2 and BSL–3 levels.
Take measures necessary to ensure that all biohazardous activities comply with the provisions of the biosafety handbook and additional requirements of contract or grant approvals, legal directives, and such rules as may be imposed by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). For this purpose he/she may, in coordination with the Director of Biosafety, impose sanctions and/or restrictions on offending departments, agencies and/or principals involved.
Perform periodic audits to ensure that laboratory standards are rigorously followed.
Report to the Director of Environmental Health Services and/or the Director of Biosafety and appropriate support and administrative officials any significant biosafety problems, trends, violations of guidelines or directives, and of his/her investigative findings and recommendations relating to active or potential accidents and/or illnesses.
Develop emergency plans for handling accidental spills and personnel contamination and investigating laboratory accidents involving infectious agents and/or recombinant DNA research.
Advise the IBC, PIs, supervisors and workers as necessary on biohazard security, biosafety, bioengineering and technical compliance questions.
Monitor or conduct such specialized biosafety training as required by the biosafety handbook, NIH or USDA "Guidelines", the CDC Select Agent Program or as directed by the IBC.
Please note: This position will not participate, except as a resource for information, in the review or approval of any project in which he/she has been, or expects to become, engaged or to have a direct financial interest.
- Degree in Microbiology or a closely related major
- 3 or more years experience in Microbiological Research or Biosafety or a combination of the two
- Qualify for approval to have access to Tier 1 Select Agents
- Qualify within 5 years as a Registered Biosafety Professional or Certified Biological Safety Professional.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with peers and investigators, train investigators at the BSL-2 and BSL-3 levels and design and teach Biosafety training to laboratory and on-line units.
Additional Desired Qualities:
- Experience with plant growth
- Teaching experience
- Training experience
- Database experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations
Position contingent upon:
- Successful FBI security check
- Successful medical screening
- Successful personnel suitability approval for access to Tier 1 Select Agents
How to apply:
Email in PDF form a cover letter addressing your ability to meet the required and desired professional attributes with particular emphasis on your biosafety experience, resume, and the names, phone numbers and email address for three professional references to:
Bob Ellis, Search Chair at Robert.Ellis@colostate.edu .
For full consideration, please send completed application materials by close of business on Monday, November 18, 2013. However, all applications will be considered until the position is filled. References will not be contacted until candidates are notified. Please note: incomplete application materials will not be considered.
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Veterinary Diagnostic Microbiology Position Available at North Dakota State University
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL)
North Dakota State University
(Announcement posted October 25, 2013)
The North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) invites applicants for a Diagnostic Veterinary Microbiology position. This is a 12-month non-tenure track position. An advanced degree, preferably a PhD degree in microbiology with experience in QA/QC and clinical orientation and training in bacteriology/mycology, virology and serology are desirable. Preference will be given to veterinarians with advanced degrees and graduates of AVMA accredited Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and those Board Certified or Board eligible for the American College of Veterinary Microbiology. However, individuals with a PhD degree and experience in a Diagnostic Laboratory who have a clinical orientation and training in Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology, and Serology are welcome to apply.
Responsibilities include supervision of the VDL’s Bacteriology, Mycology laboratory, Serology and Virology sections, participating in the VDL QA/QC system, interpretation and communication of microbiology case results with clientele and the development and delivery of continuing education materials. Excellent oral and written communication skills and supervisory experience are critical to the position. Opportunities for collaborative research and teaching exist.
Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.
The position will remain open until filled.
Interested parties should contact:
Dr. Michelle Mostrom, NDSU-VDL
Dept. 7691 P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050.
This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans’ Preference requirements. North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
University Researcher Position Available at North Dakota State University
Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences
North Dakota State University
(Announcement posted September 3, 2013)
A full time professional position entitled “University Researcher” including full benefits and a salary of $43,000 plus is available at the North Dakota State University, Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences (https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/3971, Opening # 1300260).
The primary responsibilities of the position are to conduct research in microbiology and immunology (60 %) and maintain a research lab (40 %). Research responsibilities will include comprehending the project objectives, designing and executing experiments, record keeping, and data analysis and manuscript preparation. Lab management duties include maintaining the inventory, equipment, safety training and records, student training/ supervision and assisting with research projects.
The minimum qualifications are a B.S. in biology or related life sciences, demonstrated experience in a research laboratory, ability to supervise and work well with students, basic computer skills in MS Office, excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with an M.S or PhD in Biological or Life Sciences, experience with cell culture, molecular biology and immunology techniques, scientific writing and animal experimentation. The applicant should be reliable, organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, professional and able to integrate into a busy academic program.
Please respond with a cover letter, resume and statement of professional goals to:
Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy at email@example.com (phone 701-231-8504).
North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer.