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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med
Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018
Provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the ICU section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Performs critical care nursing procedures in the Intensive Care Unit as directed by clinical faculty and instructs senior veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills relating to ICU/Critical Care. On Call for ICU Coverage and covers ICU shifts, including holidays. Assists other areas as directed by supervisor.
Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018
Provide care for equine patients through administration of medications treatments, specimen collection, monitoring vital signs, record keeping and assisting in the preparation and performance of special and emergency procedures; maintains acceptable levels of cleanliness in barns, treatment areas and other related areas.
Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018
Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Veterinary Nurse in the Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center located in Leesburg, Virginia. This position provides care for equine patients through administration of medications treatments, specimen collection, monitoring vital signs, record keeping and assisting in the preparation and performance of special procedures; and manages acceptable levels of cleanliness in barns, treatment areas and other related areas.
Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018
This position involves caring for laboratory animals used in teaching and research activities within the TRACSS Unit (the non-client animal facility) at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. The job requires strict adherence to protocols that prevent the accidental introduction of disease or confounding research variables. Mistakes in judgment and imprecise conduct of duties may have far-reaching financial and professional impacts on teaching and research projects. Duties include cleaning, feeding, watering and general husbandry of all animals (farm animals, dogs, cats, and rodents). This position will also be responsible for training researchers in animal procedures and regulatory compliance, performing medical interventions such as administration of medications or sterile fluids to animals, collecting blood and tissue samples, identification methods and sex determination of various species of laboratory animals, implementing veterinary instructions, determining supply needs, identifying equipment and facility dysfunctions and reporting to a supervisor for repair, collecting and processing biological samples for diagnostic purposes and preventive health programs, performing work to accreditation standards of the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), maintaining and documenting quality control standards for sterilization equipment and other records, observing and reporting on the health of animals, and exercising judgment in monitoring animals or seeking veterinary consultation for animals maintained within TRACSS. This position does includes an on-call component, as well as some after-hours, weekends, and holidays.
Posted Friday, October 05, 2018
To assist with providing excellent client support to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Will serve as initial contact for clients and referring veterinarians, facilitate proper scheduling of appointments and act as a liaison between client, referring veterinarian and VTH personnel. Will assist all support staff in daily client interactions as needed. Will serve as a contact for emergencies and facility issues within the building, which will require interacting with Virginia Tech Police and other outside agencies. Supports the Large and Small Animal Patient Receiving and Medical Records in proper registration and medial record processing. Must be able to calmly and quickly handle various emergencies, contacting the proper personnel for assistance. General office duties will include filing, faxing, copying, scanning and uploading forms. Will provide general, infrequent after-hours support as needed via the telephone. This person must have good communication skills-being able to communicate well with referring veterinarians, clients, faculty, staff and students. Maintains a calm and pleasant demeanor at all times. Must be very adept at multi-tasking. This position will serve many areas. The goal of this relationship is to ensure that the patient, client and referring veterinarian will receive optimum care and attention. This position is considered essential personnel and it is necessary for employee to be at work if the University is closed due to inclement weather.
Posted Friday, October 05, 2018
Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Animal Care Technician. This position provides support to clinical faculty, staff and veterinary students in the Small Animal Clinic of the hospital. Duties include assisting with basic nursing procedures, maintaining supplies, cleaning and disinfecting daily, assisting in restraining and manipulation of patients, and other duties as directed by supervisor and faculty.
Posted Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Department of Population Health Sciences (https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/departments/dphs/) in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.vt.edu) will be offering a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree and is seeking applications for a Collegiate Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health with expertise in health policy and public health program planning and a major commitment to the instructional mission of the department. The successful candidate: (1) must be an effective teacher in the discipline and able to create new teaching materials through evaluating research that applies to public health; (2) teach an average of three undergraduate classes each semester with content focused on health policy and public health program planning; (3) mentor undergraduate students; (4) conduct research related to the discipline and/or pedagogy resulting in peer reviewed publications and presentations at local, state, or national conferences; (5) serve on departmental, college, or university committees as a contributing member of the department and the broader university community; (6) provide outreach and professional service in technical and professional societies and associations; (7) support advancing One Health in public health; and (8) work collaboratively across disciplines to enhance the curricula and promote teaching excellence.
For more information regarding collegiate faculty see https://www.provost.vt.edu/faculty_affairs/faculty_handbook/chapter05/chapter05.html
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Medical Oncology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This 12-month position is offered as a clinical track position. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team in a new facility located within the Virginia Tech Carilion Research InstituteGÇÖs new biomedical research building in Roanoke. This innovative clinical and research center represents a collaboration between the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine embracing a true One-Health concept. The successful candidate will join an oncology team that will include two other medical oncologists, a radiation oncologist and a dedicated surgeon. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the relocation and expansion of the medical oncology service from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg, into the integrated cancer center in the Roanoke facility. The Roanoke facility will serve as a premier small animal medical center that provides exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. This program will distinguish itself nationally by forming the nexus between human and veterinary medical clinical and translational research with a defined niche on cancers of the brain (primary and secondary). Roanoke is the largest city in southwest Virginia and is 45 minutes from Virginia TechGÇÖs main campus in Blacksburg. There are regularly scheduled shuttles with Wi-Fi that travel between the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses. Occasional travel may be required.
-The primary job responsibility will be to expand the clinical service with an emphasis on clinical translational research and clinical trials.
-Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities.
-Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in oncology. Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional DVM students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines, as well as laboratory instruction, where applicable.
-The applicant must be committed to excellence patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
-Contribution to collaborative and translational research involving but not limited to veterinary clinicians, human physicians, and medical and scientific researchers.
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time clinical-track faculty position in Small Animal Surgery at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop a satellite surgery service which will be housed in a new Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) located in Roanoke, VA. This state-of-the-art clinical and research facility is expected to open in the fall of 2019. The successful candidate will initially join the team of faculty in Blacksburg during which time they will practice in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and be instrumental in planning the satellite surgery service. Once the CORC facility opens, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to offer all types of surgery (orthopedic, soft tissue, and oncologic surgery) and will join a team of 3 medical oncologists and 1 radiation oncologist to provide exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care.
About the Comparative Oncology Research Center: The CORC will be located within the Virginia TechGÇÖs Health Sciences and Technology (HST) building adjacent to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. This facility will serve as a premier small animal medical center that provides multi-disciplinary cancer care as well as general and orthopedic surgery. The CORC will contain three operating rooms, a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator (Varian Edge surgical suite), multislice CT, and high field strength MR units with PET capability. Roanoke is the largest city in southwest Virginia and is 45 minutes from Virginia TechGÇÖs main campus in Blacksburg. Occasional travel may be required.
-The primary job responsibility will be to develop the satellite surgery service in the CORC, providing general and orthopedic surgery services to clients in Roanoke as well as oncologic surgery in collaboration with the oncology team.
-No regular on-call responsibilities
-Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
-Teaching responsibilities will include participation in clinical instruction in small animal surgery. Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional DVM students, interns, and residents.
-The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
-Contribution to collaborative and translational research involving but not limited to veterinary clinicians, human physicians, and medical and scientific researchers.
Posted Monday, September 24, 2018
The Director of Assessment will report to the Associate Dean for Professional Programs in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The responsibilities are centered on advancing innovations in professional education, particularly focused on assessment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a culture of excellence in outcome-based learning, and have oversight of the development and management of assessment methodologies in the DVM, MPH and graduate programs, including their psychometric evaluation. In the DVM curriculum this will include, but is not limited to, management of required Day One Core Competencies and their assessment through course assessments, Milestones, development and management of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), development and management of workplace-based assessments in clinical years, maintenance of selected accreditation standards, and facilitation of faculty development in outcomes assessment. The successful candidate will work in association with other faculty, staff, and students, the Curriculum Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs. The candidate will be expected to work with the Director of Assessment in the College of Medicine where synergies may be applied.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the College with a focus on development of clinical reasoning skills in the integration sessions and its assessment through integrated MCQs, Key Features and/or Script Concordance testing. The individual will also work in tandem with the Curriculum Committee and Academic Affairs to provide direct faculty support in innovative and progressive teaching and assessment methodologies consistent with a competency-based curriculum. An emphasis on development of active teaching programs is desirable.
The successful candidate will be expected to make substantial contributions to scholarly pedagogical research with publication, as appropriate, both as a primary author and collaborator. In addition, the candidate will be expected to write grants to support teaching and research activities.
The successful candidate will be a member of the Standards Committee, represent the College on the UniversityGÇÖs Graduate Curriculum Committee, be an ex-officio member of the DVM Curriculum Committee and participate in other administrative duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Professional Programs.
This individual will be dedicated to providing broad educational faculty support and therefore, must demonstrate excellent collegial behavior and institutional citizenship.
Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is looking for a highly motivated candidates for a Postdoctoral Associate position. The successful candidate is expected to work independently to accomplish research projects related to infectious disease, particularly mosquito transmitted viruses. The research project will involve generating recombinant cDNA clones for several viruses in the alpha- and flavivirus genera. In addition, work will involve novel approaches to assessing virus adaptation in different environments and work will include both in vitro and in vivo work. The candidate will be expected to work with cell culture, mice and mosquitoes, experience in one or several of these is highly desired. This position will work in collaboration with researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France on a large multi-center project. The PostdocGÇÖs primary duties will include cell culture, qPCR, molecular biology, mouse studies, mosquito infections and some bioinformatics/data analysis. Manuscript preparation and grant/fellowship applications will also be conducted. The candidate will also be expected to attend lab meetings, maintain laboratories in a clean and good working order and maintain a high level of organization. In addition, ordering lab supplies and working with technicians and undergraduate students will be essential. The candidate is expected to be able to work effectively in a team.
Posted Monday, September 17, 2018
The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist for well established Orthopedic Research Laboratory investigating the use of mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells in tissue engineering and repair. Specific interests include tendon regeneration, ligament healing and cartilage repair as well as elucidating differences between stem cells isolated from different tissues. We also are investigating the anti-inflammatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the PI: general laboratory maintenance; equipment maintenance; enforcing lab safety policies; ordering supplies; training and supervising students; stocking and maintenance of cell culture archive; assisting students with their experiments; performing experiments; and writing thorough descriptions of experiments. Techniques utilized include: tissue sample collection from animals; tissue processing; primary mammalian cell culture; flow cytometry; RNA and DNA purification; gel electrophoresis; real time PCR; gene cloning; sequence verification; Western blotting; ELISA; histology; transfection; radioisotope use; literature searches; and data description and analysis.
Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Caswell laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to study virulence mechanisms in the pathogenic bacterium Brucella abortus. This NIH-supported position has 2 years of guaranteed funding. The Associate will conduct research projects related to defining genetic mechanisms and biochemical systems important for Brucella pathogenesis.
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates to fill two separate positions as a Small Animal Emergency Technician. This position provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the ICU/ECC (Emergency Critical Care) sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Assists clinicians in receiving emergency patients, help triage and admit patients. Performs critical care nursing procedures in the Intensive Care Unit or treatment areas as directed by clinical faculty and instructs senior veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills relating to ICU/ECC during regular day shift or after hours shifts. On call and covers ICU shifts, including holidays. Assist in other areas as directed by supervisor.
Posted Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications to become a part of our team in emergency medicine. The full time clinical instructor will be responsible for seeing emergency cases as well as provide primary case management of emergency and ICU patients in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In addition, the successful candidate will provide consultation to clients and referring veterinarians seeking emergency care for their animals. The appointment includes weekend and evening duty on a rotating basis. Applicants must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching. Teaching will primarily be focused on clinical instruction to DVM students assigned to the emergency service but will also include teaching and supervision of interns working the evening and weekend emergency shifts as well as opportunities to participate in didactic and laboratory sessions for students in the DVM curriculum
Posted Monday, August 06, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. This position is a Clinical Track appointment with the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor level.
The Small Animal Clinical Sciences department faculty include specialists in surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, and primary care. The successful applicant will join to expand our emergency and critical care team and share supervision of our combined emergency receiving and ICU services within our teaching hospital. Our Emergency and Critical Care service is in an exciting period of development and we are looking for an applicant who will be enthusiastic to contribute ideas and play a major role in the expansion of this program.
The duties of the successful applicant include participation in the teaching, service and scholarly missions of the College. The successful applicant is expected to participate in didactic teaching of veterinary students including instruction within a dynamic and interactive new curriculum, clerkship training in emergency medicine and toxicology, and emergency & critical care electives. The applicant is responsible for triage and primary case management of emergency and ICU patients as well as consultation to clients and referring veterinarians seeking critical care for their animals. In addition, clinical service duties include training of fourth year veterinary students, supervision of house officers on emergency duty, consultation to other primary care services, and leadership of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Blood Bank and Intensive Care Unit. The remaining effort allocation of the applicant is focused on research and scholarly activity. An interest for teaching and collaborative research is strongly encouraged. Background check and occasional travel is required.
Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine announces a search to fill a full-time tenure track faculty position in Anesthesia at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will share service, teaching and emergency responsibilities with three other faculty anesthesiologists and two anesthesia residents. Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include independent, collaborative or translational research. Occasional travel may be required and a conviction check is required.
-Primary job responsibility will be to direct the clinical anesthesia service, participate in didactic instruction in anesthesiology and related disciplines, supervise students in anesthesia and surgery labs, provide clinical instruction of professional students in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and provide anesthesia training of interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines.
-The anesthesiology service has a residency training/graduate degree program and this position would share responsibilities associated with resident training.
-Service responsibilities will include anesthesia on both small and large animals, consultations in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
-Service responsibilities will also include participation in emergency services. This responsibility will be shared with the anesthesiology resident and three faculty anesthesiologists.
-The successful candidate must be committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching.
-The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in general anesthesia service activities such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds.
-Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and will include primary, collaborative or translational research to meet expectations of 30% allocation. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs and contribute to the scholarly achievements of the department.
Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at Virginia Tech (In collaboration with the VT-School of Neuroscience and VT-Carillion Research Institute) is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary research project focused on murine models of traumatic brain injury and epilepsy. Qualified candidates will be expected to work in a team environment investigating vascular-glial interactions during TBI-induced epileptogenesis. Our multidisciplinary approach requires an in-depth understanding of the biochemical, molecular and cellular neurobiology of CNS injury and/or epilepsy.
Primary duties include TBI surgery, EEG analysis and histopathology. Additional skills requested but not required include qPCR, Western blot analysis, brain tissue processing, single cell isolation, and tissue culture. Data analysis and manuscript preparation will be conducted. The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings, maintain laboratory spaces in a clean and good working order and maintain a high level of organization in data collection and storage
Posted Friday, June 29, 2018
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Science in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech seeks a creative and visionary leader for the position of Department Head. The Department of Large Animal Clinical Science has three major missions common to land-grant institutions: deliver excellent professional and graduate veterinary medical education, provide veterinary service to clients and the agricultural industries through exceptional patient care that protects both animal and human health, and advance medical knowledge through research and scholarship.
The Department Head will provide leadership and management of all departmental academic, research and service activities and will serve on the College Executive Board. This entails supervision of faculty and staff, administrative responsibility for planning, fiscal management, human resources and communication. The Department Head is also expected to advance the research, teaching and diagnostic service missions of the department, nurture interdisciplinary collaboration and work toward the strategic goals of the department, college, and university. In addition to departmental leadership responsibilities, the Head is expected to contribute personally to the research, teaching and/or service missions of the Department.
The department of Large Animal Clinical Science has 22 faculty members at the Blacksburg campus and 6 faculty members at the Equine Medical Center, a premier full-service equine hospital located in Leesburg, Virginia. The department has residency and internship programs in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and the Equine Medical Center in Leesburg.
Posted Friday, May 11, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a 1-year Clinical Instructor position in Small Animal Surgery. The successful candidate will join a team of four other small animal surgeons.
-The primary job responsibility will be to alternately lead one of two surgical services (orthopedic or soft tissue) and participate in laboratory and small group clinical instruction.
-Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and outside referring veterinarians. When assigned to clinical service, this position will have primary responsibility of patient care and supervision of students, interns, residents, and graduate students from various disciplines.
-Applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching.
-Teaching responsibilities will include clinical instruction in surgery and related disciplines. Other teaching assignments may include operative and other related teaching laboratories.
-Participation in general small animal surgery service activities such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds is expected.
-We will consider candidates who have finished residency training and are preparing for surgery boards. In this circumstance, we will consolidate most of the off clinic time (10 weeks) to just prior to the board exam.
Posted Friday, February 23, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a position in Radiology. This is a full-time faculty position that may tenure-track or clinical track. The College will also explore non-traditional appointments allowing obtainment broad professional and personal goals. The radiology section is committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching. Service responsibilities include participation in small and large animal diagnostic imaging. The radiology section is well equipped with multiple ultrasonography units, CT, MRI, and nuclear imaging. A new fluoroscopy suite will be installed this year. The successful candidate has the opportunity to participate in continuing education programs and faculty governance activities. The candidate will also participate in didactic and experiential student learning in a new integrated curriculum. The radiology section currently maintains two residents in a four-year training program combined with a MS degree. Research responsibilities vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include collaborative or translational research within and outside of the department. The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to interact and collaborate with the medical oncology and radiation oncology teams in the Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) under construction in the health science district beside the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The CORC is an innovative partnership between the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine. State of the art equipment at the new facility will include a linear accelerator, CT, high field MR and PET with an adjacent medical cyclotron. Occasional travel may be required and a conviction check is required.
Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open part-time position for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position involves research, training graduate students, and laboratory management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the laboratory and order supplies;
responsible for safety issues and EHS compliance
Assist graduate students in technical aspects of their work
Perform molecular procedures involving mutagenesis, cloning, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and reverse transcriptase PCR in bacteria
Isolate bacterial surface antigens, particularly polysaccharides
Perform immunological assays, such as ELIAS, western blotting, and cytokine kit assay
Work with animals, in particular mice, is helpful, but not required