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Employment Opportunities at VA-MD Vet Med

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  • Lynett Cruise, Human Resources Generalist
    (540) 231-4206
    lcruise@vt.edu

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Featured Position

Senior Director of Development

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development for Colleges, the Senior Director of Development is the chief major-gift officer for the Virginia – Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, including the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. The Senior Director has responsibility for planning and implementing a comprehensive development program for the college. Working closely with the Dean of the Virginia – Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, senior administration and faculty, the Senior Director is responsible for overall fundraising from all sources in support of current operations, endowment, capital and other purposes. The Senior Director will fulfill these duties under the direction of and in close cooperation with the university’s Central Development Office. The Senior Director is entrusted with responsibility for the recognition and stewardship of individual major givers, and assures that fund raising efforts follow excellent management practices in stewarding donors and gifts made to the institution.

Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med

Laboratory Specialist

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 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.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST


Asst/Assoc Professor-Clinical Track Community Practice

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Community Practice. This is a full-time, 12 month, clinical-track position. The successful candidate will share service and teaching responsibilities with two other community practice faculty.

Teaching responsibilities will include clinical instruction of professional students, interns, and residents in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and didactic and laboratory instruction in professional curriculum. Community Practice supports an ABVP residency training program, and the successful candidate will share responsibilities associated with resident training. There will be an expectation of dedication toward teaching.

Service will include management of patients and clients in the Community Practice section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with an emphasis on preventative health care and routine medical, surgical and dental procedures. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.

The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management and client service.

Creative scholarship contributions are expected and will be commensurate with faculty assignment.

Approximately 75% of effort will be in clinical instruction and service with the remaining efforts in didactic instruction, governance activities, scholarship and professional development.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST


Asst/Assoc Professor-Clinical Track Dermatology

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Dermatology. This is a full-time clinical track position.

The primary job responsibility will be management of the dermatology service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and one-day, every other week, at the Roanoke Satellite Clinic. In addition, the successful candidate will provide consultation to primary care clinicians in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and referring veterinarians.

Teaching assignments will include didactic teaching of student courses and participation in laboratories involving dermatology and related disciplines. The successful candidate will also participate in continuing education programs of the College and faculty governance activities. The candidate must be committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching. Participation is expected in general departmental 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 may include collaborative or translational research. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs within the College. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST


Storekeeper

Seeking qualified candidates for the Storekeeper position in Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. This position stocks, delivers, and retrieves exchange carts, receives packages delivered by carriers, checks in merchandise and stocks shelves, issues merchandise from inventory and performs day-to-day linen management duties. Will perform inventory counting on monthly basis.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EST


Molecular Virology Asst/Assoc Professor

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 9-month faculty position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor level. The primary responsibility will be to establish and maintain a high-quality extramurally funded research program (~75% FTE). There will be opportunities to teach/co-teach in professional (DVM) and graduate courses, and perform service on committees of the department/college/university (~25% FTE). Instructional participation at the graduate level can be tailored to the candidatesGÇÖ interests and expertise. The department and college have a strong vibrant nationally and internationally recognized virology program. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong record of research accomplishments in virology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust virology program. Candidates with a documented record of research accomplishments (publications and/or extramural grant support) especially in the areas of animal models of viral diseases, vaccine development, viral pathogenesis and host-virus interactions, and translational medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Appointment to the Associate Professor rank will require a demonstrated record of accomplishment including extramural funding. We are seeking candidates with research interests that fit into one or more of our three main research focus areas of the department: (i) Infectious Diseases and Immunity, (ii) chronic Inflammatory Disorders, and (iii) Regenerative Medicine. The candidate will be joining a progressive department that has recently recruited thirteen new faculty in the above areas. Research at the interface of these focus areas is desired. Opportunities to develop independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences-oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on campus. Excellent opportunities also exist to mentor and train Ph.D. students.

For more information about the college, please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/ ; for departmental information including other areas of expertise please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/org/dbsp/index.asp. Please also visit the web links of four Virginia Tech life/health sciences-related Institutes, which foster intercollegiate research interactions. These include: (1) Fralin Life Sciences Institute: http://www.biotech.vt.edu/ ; (2) VT Carilion Research Institute: http://vtc.vt.edu/research/ ; (3) Virginia Bioinformatics Institute: http://www.vbi.vt.edu/ ; (4) Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science: http://www.ictas.vt.edu/ . Opportunities for translational research in collaboration with faculty in the CollegeGÇÖs Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine exist as well.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST


Hospital Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a visionary individual for a key leadership role as Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. The DirectorGÇÖs primary role is to support the clinical education of DVM students. The Director will be instrumental in shaping the future of the VTH in advancing the CollegeGÇÖs learning, discovery and engagement goals. The College is searching for a candidate who possesses highly effective managerial, communications, and interpersonal skills, and who desires to be part of a successful team. The Director will lead a successful team of students, faculty, staff, clients, and the public and promote a culturally diverse educational environment in the VTH.
The Director is the Chief Administrator of the VTH and is responsible for development and implementation of VTH policies and procedures. The Director represents the College and Hospital to referring veterinarians and clients of the VTH and is responsible for development of continuing education programs and promoting translational research. Limited direct participation in didactic teaching, clinical service, and research missions of the College is encouraged.
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining VTH compliance with college, university, state, federal, and accreditation requirements. The Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of the business plan and budget for the VTH, as well as marketing of clinical services and overseeing the management of hospital facilities and personnel. This position also includes oversight of the Roanoke Satellite Clinic, which operates as a branch of the VTH. The Director is supported in accomplishment of these tasks by an Assistant Director and Hospital Administrator. The Director reports to the Dean, chairs the Hospital Board, serves on the related executive boards, and works closely with the Academic Department Heads.
VTH personnel includes approximately 65 clinical faculty from the Departments of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, 30 house officers (interns and residents), and over 200 staff. The hospital provides primary, specialty, and emergency level patient care to clients within a 35-mile radius of Blacksburg and referral service to practitioners in the mid-Atlantic region. The VTH handles 11,500 patient visits annually and another 58,000 (primarily cattle, horses and small ruminants) are seen on farm calls each year.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EST


Asst/Assoc Professor-Tenure/Clinical Track SA Surgery

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Small Animal Surgery. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track based on the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of five other small animal surgeons.

The primary job responsibility will be to alternately lead one of three surgical services (orthopedic, soft tissue, auxiliary or overflow service) and participate in didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction.

The successful candidate will be responsible for primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the surgical service. Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities.

The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in surgery and related disciplines. Other teaching assignments may include operative and other related teaching laboratories. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed toward professional students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines. Participation in general small animal surgery service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds is expected.

Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include collaborative or translational research. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs within the College. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST


Asst/Assoc Professor-Tenure/Clinical Track Diagnostic Imag

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a position in Diagnostic Imaging. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track based on the qualifications of the applicant.

The successful candidate will join a team of 4 ACVR Diplomates. The primary job responsibility will be to alternately direct one of two radiology services (Radiology or Ultrasound) within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Service responsibilities may also include teleradiographic interpretation of cases from the Roanoke Satellite Clinic and may include occasional travel to the Satellite Clinic for outpatient ultrasound service. The diagnostic imaging section provides both outpatient imaging services and referral image interpretation. The radiology section has the following equipment: MRI (1.5 T Philips) with large animal imaging capabilities, CT (Toshiba 16 slice), ultrasound (two Philips IU22 units), nuclear imaging (NucLear MAC and Mirage with motion correction) and digital radiology studies.

The successful candidate will also participate in continuing education programs of the College and faculty governance activities. The candidate must be committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching.

Teaching assignments will include didactic teaching of core, track and/or elective student courses and participation in laboratories involving radiology. The radiology section maintains a four-year residency training/graduate degree program with two residents. The successful candidate will share responsibilities associated with resident training. Participation is expected in general radiology 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 may include collaborative or translational research. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs within the College. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST


Postdoctoral Associate

The Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine has a Postdoctoral Associate position available. The candidate is expected to work independently in a molecular virology laboratory on a research project studying the molecular mechanisms of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and porcine deltacoronavirus replication, pathogenesis, and vaccine development. The candidate will study the structural and functional relationship of PEDV and PDCoV genes and mechanisms of viral pathogenesis, and develop candidate vaccines against these pathogens. The candidate is expected to have good communication skills and is expected to provide some training for graduate and undergraduate students.
Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 EST