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Employment Opportunities at VA-MD Vet Med

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Lynett Cruise
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Phone:540-231-4206

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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med

Tenure-Track Faculty in Virology (Zoonotic/Emerging Infectious Diseases)

Posted Friday, January 06, 2017

As part of a new university-wide emphasis on Global Systems Science, Virginia Tech is hiring a cluster of at least six faculty members in the area of infectious disease across four colleges and an Institute. The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology (http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/departments/dbsp/) in the College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in virology, with an emphasis on zoonotic/emerging infectious diseases. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, but more senior applicants will be considered.

A primary responsibility of the position will be to establish and maintain a high-quality extramurally funded research program. There will also be opportunities to co-teach in professional (DVM) and graduate (MS, MPH, PhD) courses. The department has an internationally recognized infectious diseases program, with active projects involving use of animal models of infectious diseases, vaccine development, and investigation of microbial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with the potential to develop an internationally recognized research program that complements the expertise of our existing viral infectious diseases program and contributes substantively to global systems sciences, which involves use of an integrated systems-level approach to understanding and managing the emergence of infectious diseases and the relevance of the relationships between microbial organisms, their animal and human hosts, and the environment. For more information about the College and Department, please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/. Information about Virginia TechGÇÖs strategic planning process (GÇ£Beyond BoundariesGÇ¥ and the Global Systems Science destination area) and research institutes that support virology research can be found at http://www.beyondboundaries.vt.edu/about.html and https://www.research.vt.edu/institutes/index.php, respectively.

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Asst/Assoc/Full Prof of Equine Sports Medicine & Lameness

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Virginia, part of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Equine Sports Medicine and Lameness to begin employment at the EMC in the spring/summer of 2017. This position is available as clinical or tenure track.
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 exceptional school systems. Our team of specialists, board-certified by ACVS, ACVSMR, ACVIM, 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 2,400 cases annually consists of horses of all breeds, ages and disciplines. There is a diverse mix of surgical and medical cases including: advanced specialty care, sports medicine, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, neonatology 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 standing MRI (Hallmarq), computed tomography (Pegaso), digital radiography and ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, fluoroscopy, high-speed treadmill, 2 OR suites, a 24-stall hospital, an 8-stall isolation building, a comprehensive regenerative medicine laboratory, a large technical staff including many licensed veterinary technicians, and a certified journeyman farrier.
The position to be filled is that of a full-time, clinical or tenure track faculty member. Candidates must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree and be board-certified (or board-eligible) by ACVSMR, ACVS, ACVIM, ABVP, or certified by ISELP. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a clinical residency program and have demonstrated experience and expertise in lameness diagnosis, imaging, and podiatry in a busy clinical setting. Exceptional communication skills are essential.
The effort allocation of the position is heavily toward clinical service with up to 75% assignment to this activity depending on faculty rank and track. In this capacity the successful candidate will work closely with a newly established podiatry service at the center. Instruction (mainly on the clinic floor) is assigned to be at least ~15% and scholarly and non-assigned service activities to be at least ~10%. In the latter case the appointee will be expected to undertake innovative scholarship activities necessary to enhance the reputation and caseload of the sports medicine and podiatry services.
The successful appointee will join our faculty of 4 board-certified surgeons and 1 board-certified internist 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.

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IT Support Center Specialist

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an IT Support Center Specialist. This position is responsible for a wide range of activities to include working on multiple, complex projects independently to functioning at a high level of technical variation and difficulty. Provides technical advice to other technicians, staff and faculty. Provides support on major implementations, ensuring services are not compromised and provides technical assistance on integration of various related systems. Provides high quality, prompt, and responsive user support services as well as providing hardware and software technical support as needed. Serves as a consultant to faculty on IT issues for research contracts. Provides classroom and conference room audiovisual support as necessary.

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Radiologic Technician

Posted Monday, December 05, 2016

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Radiologic Technologist. This position performs routine and complex procedures in Diagnostic Imaging to produce high quality images of anatomical structures for interpretation by the Radiologist, adheres to and enforces mandatory radiation safety measures in all areas, participates in equipment maintenance program, and reviews and evaluates radiographic, CT and MRI images to determine if satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. Other responsibilities include instructing senior veterinary students in radiation safety, correct imaging positioning and technique, and performing related clerical duties. Required to work variable schedule and take after-hours call.

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Laboratory Specialist

Posted Friday, December 02, 2016

The Marion duPont Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA seeks a Laboratory Specialist. This position serves as laboratory specialist and clinical service coordinator for the clinical laboratory and necropsy service. Qualified candidate is to have a working knowledge of the clinical lab and necropsy setting. Ability to operate and maintain multiple types of laboratory equipment. Have a working knowledge of patient and equipment testing methodology in a clinical setting. Other responsibilities include general laboratory sample processing and testing, organization and maintenance, and client communications. The candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor: sample processing; testing of samples; sample acquisition; shipping of patient samples, if required; general laboratory protocols for sample processing, testing, quality control testing management and equipment maintenance, according to following GLP laboratory policies. Will assist with inventory and management of supplies. Techniques used to process and complete sample testing in areas of hematology, chemistry, coagulation, cytology, cross matching, microbiology, parasitology. Candidate should be familiar with, if not certified, in EIA AGID and ELISA testing.

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Department Head, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Posted Thursday, November 03, 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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Assistant Equine Ambulance Driver

Posted Monday, October 24, 2016

Works directly for the equine ambulance service to assist off-site events supported by the Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA. Provides quality care for all equine patients utilizing the ambulance service. Provides shared rotational weekend coverage for the events and coverage as needed to prepare the service for upcoming engagements. Must possess a valid unrestricted motor vehicle license to operate a State owned vehicle in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Clinical Asst/Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Ophthalmology. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track, based upon the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of two other ophthalmologists, two residents and three ophthalmology technicians. Start-up funds will be made available to help develop clinical skills, research or scholarly activity.

The primary job responsibility will be leading a clinical ophthalmology service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, involving both the small and large animal clinics. This will include primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the ophthalmology service. Service responsibility may occasionally include travel to a satellite clinic.

Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and with outside referring veterinarians, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.

Applicants must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction in ophthalmology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed primarily toward professional students and ophthalmology residents, with occasional participation in the instruction of interns and residents from various other disciplines.

Active participation in general ophthalmology service activities and engagement in the ophthalmology resident training program is expected.

Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.

An applicant with the ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department is desirable.

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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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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 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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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 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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