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Employment Opportunities at VA-MD Vet Med

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at VA-MD Vet Med. To apply for one of the positions below, click on the job title and you will be re-directed to the Virginia Tech application website. For questions about any of the open positions or assistance with the application process, please contact:

Lynett Cruise
Human Resources Generalist
Phone:540-231-4206

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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med

CSS/Surgery Technician

Posted Friday, September 23, 2016

Assist faculty and house officers during surgical procedures for routine, emergency and after-hours cases. Instruct senior veterinary students by demonstrating and maintaining aseptic technique preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Maintians the daily flow of surgical operations to ensure availability of personnel and operating rooms for all procedures. Order and maintains supplies. Perform central sterile procedures including cleaning, packing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies. Assist in other areas as directed by supervisor. This position is essential and must report to work during inclement weather and authorized closings.

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Veterinary Nurse

Posted Friday, September 23, 2016

Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Veterinary Nurse in the Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center located in Leesburg, VA. 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.

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Small Animal ICU Technician

Posted Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

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Large Animal Clinic Supervisor

Posted Friday, September 23, 2016

Acts as direct supervisor for approximately 30 Veterinary Technicians and Animal Care Technicians in support of the Large Animal sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (LACS, PMM, EFS, and Podiatry). Duties include hiring, training, staffing, annual evaluation, and disciplinary actions when needed. Responsible for maintenance of supplies, equipment, and facilities within the Large Animal Teaching Hospital and supporting areas. Works with Infection Control Officers and EHSS to maintain a bio-secure and safe working environment. Communicates with Section Chiefs, Hospital Administrator and Hospital Director regarding staffing and facility needs.

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Anesthesia Technician

Posted Friday, September 23, 2016

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Anesthesia Technician. Under the supervision of the anesthesiologist, assists in the acquisition, preparation and application of equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia for both large and small animal. Provides support in anesthesia for routine and complex cases by preparing and maintaining patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems. Assists in other areas of the hospital as directed by supervisor.

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Department Head, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Posted Monday, August 29, 2016

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology 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 embraces a One Health approach as it implements a vision to expand life sciences at Virginia Tech through discovery, learning and service. One Health recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health. In addition to strong programs in infectious and parasitic diseases, the department makes significant contributions in the areas of cell and tissue form and function, pharmacology and toxicology, immunology, pathology and clinical pathology. Departmental responsibilities include instruction in the DVM, MS and PhD degree programs, diagnostic service, and 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 teaching and/or service missions of the Department and maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program.

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Assist/Associate Professor Production Management Med.

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Primary job responsibilities will be participation in the clinical PMM service, including clinical instruction, and shared participation in emergency coverage. Other duties include delivery of didactic and laboratory instruction of pre-clinical students. Additionally, significant contributions to the collegeGÇÖs outreach and scholarly missions are expected with up to one third of the faculty assignment dedicated to these endeavors. Scholarly contributions will vary based on position duties and the interests and qualifications of the candidate. The college focus on translational medicine and One Health provides many opportunities for collaborative research, clinical investigation, and other ways of engaging in the scholarly endeavors supporting the university mission. The position may have a limited appointment in Virginia Cooperative Extension to deliver food animal extension in the Commonwealth.

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Grants and Contracts Officer

Posted Monday, August 08, 2016

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is seeking a Grants and Contract Officer. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in collegial, creative environment and who will provide leadership in the growth of the research program at the College through the procurement of extramural resources and by working proactively with faculty members to identify funding opportunities and develop multi-year strategies for successful grant acquisition. This position will report to the Senior Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies (RGS), and will be responsible for assisting faculty members with the preparation of applications for grants and contracts and their submission through the Office of Sponsored Programs. This position is also responsible for the management of a summer research training program for veterinary students.

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Laboratory Specialist

Posted Friday, July 22, 2016

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist. This position performs laboratory functions culturing mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells for tissue engineering and repair in a GLP setting. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the PI: general laboratory protocols for tissue processing and cell culture, equipment and laboratory cleaning and maintenance, following GLP laboratory policies, and ordering supplies. Techniques utilized include: tissue processing from animals, sterile procedures and aseptic technique, primary cell culture, RNA and DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.

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Assistant/Associate Professor/Clinical Pathology

Posted Friday, July 01, 2016

This tenure-track faculty position may be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank
Major Responsibilities
1) Serve as PI for funded research program and participate in collaborative research
2) Collaborate with other faculty on test development and clinical research including clinical trials.
3) Provide diagnostic Veterinary Clinical Pathology Service to include cytology, hematology and clinical chemistry (12-15 weeks)
4) Provide clinical pathology instruction for DVM students.
5) Train Clinical Pathology residents that include teaching advanced courses, and participate in Clin Path workshop for anatomic path residents.
6) Actively participate in weekly slide seminar and journal clubs.
7) Adhere to the responsibilities of the faculty as described by the Faculty Handbook (www.provost.vt.edu/fhb.html)
Research focus areas in the College of Veterinary Medicine are: a) Infectious Diseases, b) Inflammatory/regulatory disorders(including cancer) or c) Translational/regenerative medicine. There will be opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research programs within and outside the Veterinary Medicine College including at various life sciences-oriented Institutes. Please see web links below.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomy

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine seeks candidates for a faculty position in veterinary anatomy. Depending on the selected candidateGÇÖs interest in research and academic experience, the appointment (12-month) will be at the assistant or associate professor rank and may be tenure-track or non-tenured. Tenure-track appointments carry the expectation of developing a research line of inquiry and associated body of scholarship, supported by extramural grants and contracts. Instructional assignments include teaching in all degree programs supported by the college, including professional DVM, graduate, and undergraduate. The DVM curriculum is undergoing comprehensive revision from a traditional disciplinary-based organization to an integrated body systems format, with heavy reliance on experiential and team-based learning. Instructional related duties may include assisting in development of anatomical teaching specimens, techniques of specimen preparation and maintenance, and development of pedagogical techniques including computer assisted and other contemporary modalities. All academic faculty in the college are expected to engage in research, with the proportional assignment to this activity varying according to the type of appointment. Research areas of emphasis in the department currently include infectious diseases and immunity, chronic inflammatory disorders, regenerative medicine, and neurosciences. Research interests that broadly fit these research areas include but are not limited to developmental biology (especially neurodevelopment), teratological/oncological anatomical defects due to in utero infection/inflammation/toxicity, epigenetics of anatomic development, and stem cell biology. The selected candidate will join a progressive department that has recently recruited thirteen new faculty. Opportunities to develop independent and/or collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences-oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on the Virginia Tech campus, including the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.
The initial FTE allocation for this position will be 60% instruction, 30% research and 10% service.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Comparative Theriogenology

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The successful applicant will provide a significant contribution to and participation in didactic and clinical instruction of theriogenology and related disciplines. The section has a resident training program in comparative theriogenology; the appointee will be expected to assist in the mentoring of the incumbent resident.
Appointees are expected to have a clinical service/instructional oriented faculty assignment (75-80%) with the remainder (~20%) apportioned to scholarship with a small contribution to departmental and college service obligations.

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Small Animal Surgeon

Posted Monday, April 18, 2016

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 clinical or tenure track position with academic rank based on qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of four other small animal surgeons. Start-up funds will be made available to help develop surgical skills, research or scholarly activity.

The primary job responsibility will be to alternately lead one of two surgical services (orthopedic, soft tissue). This will include primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the surgical service. Job may include occasional travel to VMCVM Satellite Clinic in Roanoke, Va.

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.

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

Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction in surgery and related disciplines. 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. This position 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.

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Asst/Assoc Tenure-Track Faculty Clinical Microbiology

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 12-month faculty position at tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position involves teaching, research and clinical microbiology (with emphasis on diagnostic microbiology). The department and college have a strong vibrant nationally and internationally recognized microbiology program. The instructional responsibilities will be to teach microbiology in the DVM professional program, and there will be opportunities to teach graduate and resident level courses (bacteriology and virology) consistent with the candidateGÇÖs and collegeGÇÖs focus. Opportunities also exist to be involved in training clinical residents and/or Ph.D. students. Evidence of infectious diseases research in the following areas is especially encouraged: zoonotic diseases, natural and experimental animal models of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, vaccine development, and mechanisms of infectious disease resistance or susceptibility. Clinical diagnostic microbiology (virology and bacteriology) duties include clinical orientation and training in bacteriology/mycology, virology and serology in a diagnostic laboratory setting; experience in QA/QC in veterinary microbiology; supervision of diagnostic laboratory staff in bacteriology, virology, and mycology, serology; evaluation of case histories with appropriate timely suggestions to clientele, and recommendations on new technologies relative to microbiology assays. 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. For diagnostic laboratory (ViTALS) please visit: https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/lab-services/ . For interdepartmental microbiology program, please click http://www.vtmicro.biol.vt.edu. 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.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Large Animal Surgery

Posted Monday, February 22, 2016

The strategic goals of the College include increasing clinical case load, providing excellence in teaching in the DVM curriculum, and building the scholarly contributions of the faculty. We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to help us attain these goals and who aspires to join the existing team in driving the large animal surgery program. The hospital caseload is approximately 80% equine and 20% other large animal species (e.g., bovine, small ruminant, camelid, and porcine). The surgery section will include clinical and tenure track faculty with varied individual responsibilities based on professional interest, expertise, and faculty assignment. This is designed to promote excellence in service, teaching, and scholarship, while allowing individual faculty members the opportunity to successfully pursue specific career goals.

Primary job responsibilities will be participation in the clinical large animal surgery service, including clinical instruction, and participation in the emergency service. Other duties include delivery of didactic, laboratory, and small group clinical instruction (including topics regarding small animal, equine, and farm animal species). Additionally, contributions to the collegeGÇÖs outreach and scholarly missions are expected. Scholarly contributions will vary based on position duties and the interests and qualifications of the candidate. The college focus on translational medicine and One Health provides many opportunities for collaborative research, clinical investigation, and other ways of engaging in the scholarly endeavors supporting the university mission.

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Clinical Pharmacology Asst/Assoc Professor

Posted Monday, February 08, 2016

The successful candidate will have the necessary training in whole organism pharmacology to lead instruction of core veterinary pharmacology to students in the DVM professional program. There will be opportunities to mentor and train graduate students (and broadly contribute to pharmacological aspects of training to veterinary residents), and establish a graduate level course consistent with the candidate's and college's focus. The tenure-track candidate is expected to develop independent and collaborative research programs within and outside the VMCVM at various life sciences-oriented Institutes (consistent with the universityGÇÖs focus). Of particular interest to the College are candidates with research experience that fits well with any of the three main research focus areas: (a) Infectious diseases and immunity (b) Inflammatory/regulatory disorders, including cancer, and (c) regenerative medicine (e.g. stem cells, tissue repair). This includes expertise in any of the following areas: epigenetics, biomarkers of disease, micro-physiological systems, antimicrobial drug resistance, targeted drug deliveries/drug discovery, clinical pharmacokinetics and/or adverse outcomes pathways. Candidates with ACVCP will have opportunity to teach in clinical pharmacology and establish a vibrant translational research and scholarship. Opportunities for translational research exist in collaboration with faculty in the CollegeGÇÖs Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Population Medicine, Virginia TechGÇÖs Center for Drug Discovery, the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fralin Institute, and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

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Clinical Asst/Assoc Prof of Equine Internal Medicine

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Virginia, part of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine to begin duties in the late summer/fall of 2015. Located in affluent Northern Virginia, the EMC is in the heart of the mid-Atlantic regionGÇÖs horse country, close to an abundant variety of cultural and outdoor activities, and has great school systems.
Our team of board-certified specialists in ACVIM, ACVS, ACVSMR, ACT and ABVP is committed to providing exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care, being a valuable educational resource for referring veterinarians, future veterinarians and clients, and contributing to the advancement of new knowledge through innovative scholarship and clinical discovery. Our caseload of more than 2,500 equids annually consists of horses of all breeds, ages and disciplines, and involves a diverse mix of surgical and medical cases including advanced specialty care, neonatal intensive care, and emergency and critical care. We are extremely fortunate to serve conscientious clients and dedicated referring veterinarians.
The clinical activities of the EMC are supported by a 24-stall hospital, ICU stalls for neonates and adults, a separate 8-stall biosafety level 2 isolation unit, a comprehensive clinical laboratory, digital radiography and ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, video gastroscopy and a large technical staff including many licensed veterinary technicians.
The position to be filled is that of a full time, clinical track faculty member at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. Candidates must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree, have completed a clinical residency program, and have board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine (ACVIM, ECVIM). Preference will be given to applicants with experience in equine internal medicine in a busy referral setting and who possess exceptional communication skills. The effort allocation of the position is heavily toward clinical service with at least 75% assignment to this activity. Instruction (mainly on the clinic floor) of ~15% and scholarly and non-assigned service activities of ~10% completes the proposed duties portfolio. In the latter case the appointee will be expected to undertake innovative scholarship necessary to enhance the reputation and caseload of the internal medicine and emergency critical care services. This is an essential part of the mission of the college. The successful appointee will join another board-certified internist and 4 board-certified surgeons and will share in the clinical and didactic teaching of students in the veterinary curriculum, the training of interns and residents in their general and specialty emphasis areas, and mentoring of graduate students when appropriate. The appointee will be expected to participate in clinical emergency duty with other medicine faculty.

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Postdoctoral Associate Population Health Biostatistics

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2015

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with strong statistical skills to join our team. The fellow will play a central role in our ongoing project examining health outcomes related to heat exposure in urban and rural communities in Alabama. The fellow will take a leadership role in development of data analysis methods for working with diverse sets of data (e.g. health records, geographic and meteorological datasets, and transcriptomics), with an aim for elucidating health effects related to climate change and different land use patterns. The fellow will be in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, with opportunities for collaborative work with researchers at Johns Hopkins University Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech Department of Statistics, and other relevant Centers and Departments across the Virginia Tech campus.

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