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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med
Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Associate Director of Student Support and Admissions will be responsible for providing support to admissions, recruitment and student support services at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM).
Posted Monday, June 19, 2017
To support the College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum which is designed using the Multidiscipline Laboratory (MDL) concept where a central staff provides support and technical assistance for student labs. This position provides primary laboratory coordination and support for the first through third year curriculum that includes surgery and anesthesia.
Posted Monday, June 19, 2017
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 Friday, June 16, 2017
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an Associate Farrier. This position will provide ambulatory (on the farm) farrier services to clients within the CollegeGÇÖs practice area. The successful applicant will also provide backup coverage for, and assistance to the in-house farrier service as needed. This position will also require contribution to the instructional efforts of the service, specifically to farrier students, veterinary students, veterinarians, horse owners, and other farriers. Positive interaction with students, local and regional farriers, horse owners, and veterinarians is mandatory. Exercising professional discretion and judgment is expected, as well as professional initiative in carrying out the associateGÇÖs primary roles and assignments.
Posted Friday, June 16, 2017
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.
Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017
To assist the pharmacist in the daily operation of the hospital pharmacy by preparing, delivering and charging medications ordered by clinicians. Performance of various technical and clerical duties to ensure accurate professional and lawful execution of standards established by the State Board of Pharmacy for clinical and hospital operations.
Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Responsible for maintaining existing databases associated with VMCVM GÇô Blacksburg. Responsible for establishing new layers that improve situational awareness and emergency preparedness for faculty, staff, & students. Develop and maintain wayfinding web application for main complex to improve mobility through the Blacksburg campus. Conduct and maintain ongoing needs assessment for VMCVM as related to possible web application developments for other administrative and emergency purposes. Coordinate, collect, create and maintain geospatial data related to the Master Plan for the college.
Posted Friday, June 09, 2017
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, May 25, 2017
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Imaging 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.
Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Blacksburg, VA, invites applications from energetic, qualified individuals for a full-time, calendar year, tenure track faculty position in theriogenology.
Qualified applicants will be expected to undertake applied and/or clinical research in canine theriogenology. Approximately 50% of the faculty assignment will be dedicated to research. An endowment supporting research in canine theriogenology will serve as a basis of support for part of these activities. The successful applicant will be expected develop an externally funded research portfolio and to mentor graduate students in that discipline area. The appointee will also participate in the instruction of theriogenology to DVM students and attending to theriogenology cases in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Blacksburg. The current caseload has a strong emphasis in small animal and bovine theriogenology. The appointee may also share in provision of after-hours on-call with two other board certified theriogenologists. The successful applicant will provide a significant contribution to the residency training program in comparative theriogenology.
Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Assists anatomic pathologist with animal autopsies. Performs necropsy laboratory procedures including but not limited to: cleaning the necropsy suite, basic dissection, tissue collection/preservation, fresh tissue trimming, sample collection. Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); participates in the documentation of all activities as required. Assists in other areas of Laboratory Services as needed on a daily basis.
Posted Friday, May 05, 2017
The Virginia Tech Department of Population Health Sciences is hiring two new academic year, tenure-track faculty members in the area of epidemiology/veterinary epidemiology. This is part of a new, university-wide emphasis on data analytics and decision sciences (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-data.html), specifically expanding a health sciences focus. This initiative will include additional faculty hires in the coming year and future years from across the university, including within the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM; http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/), the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM; http://medicine.vtc.vt.edu/), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI; http://research.vtc.vt.edu/), the Biocomplexity Institute (https://www.bi.vt.edu/), and the Department of Statistics (https://www.stat.vt.edu/).
The primary goal for this faculty recruitment is to increase institutional capabilities for discovery, teaching, and engagement in population health, public health, and clinical research, fostering synergistic interactions among Virginia Tech faculty. The new faculty members will share in teaching epidemiology to veterinary, medical and public health students and will develop interdisciplinary, collaborative, externally funded research programs. The positions are flexible and envisioned to be complementary, with one primarily located in the VT Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Innovation District in Roanoke and the other primarily on the Blacksburg campus. The Department of Population Health Sciences and the Master of Public Health Program embrace a One Health perspective which recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health and the need for wide transdisciplinary collaboration to protect, promote, and improve health.
Primary appointments will be at the rank of assistant/associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with possible secondary appointments at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Posted Friday, May 05, 2017
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 may 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.
Posted Wednesday, May 03, 2017
This tenure-track faculty position may be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Tenure-track
1) Provide diagnostic Veterinary Pathology Service to include necropsy and surgical biopsy duty.
2) Provide pathology instruction for DVM students.
3) Train Anatomic Pathology residents that includes participating in advanced general and systemic pathology courses.
4) Actively participate in weekly histopathology seminar and gross pathology rounds.
5) Participate in independent and collaborative research.
6) Adhere to the responsibilities of the faculty as described by the Faculty Handbook (www.provost.vt.edu/fhb.html)
A research and publication track record in a research focus area of the college, ideally within the
areas of: 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.
Posted Friday, April 28, 2017
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in Blacksburg, VA is seeking applications to fill a part time, temporary non-salaried wage staff position (limited to 1500 hrs/year). Responsibilities are to provide technical and administrative support to clinical faculty in regards to clinical research protocols being conducted in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Provide primary patient care activities including acquisition and documentation of physical findings, procurement of laboratory specimens (blood, urine, feces, etc), provision of ICU/Critical Care, anesthesiology and special diagnostic procedures. Identifies potential prospective research candidates/patients, communicates and obtains authorizations/permissions, schedules and participates in follow-up examinations and re-evaluations of clients/patients enrolled in studies. Liaises with owners and referring practitioners to advertise ongoing studies and explain study enrollment criteria. Answers phone and email inquiries from owners and referring veterinarians. Performs data entry and keeps research databases/medical records current.
Posted Friday, April 28, 2017
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 12-month Collegiate-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position primarily involves teaching in the preclinical and clinical veterinary curriculum, and diagnostic clinical 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. Collaborative research in infectious diseases 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.
Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), in Blacksburg, VA, invites applications from qualified individuals for a full time 12 month position in Large Animal Surgery at the rank of Clinical Instructor. 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 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 shared emergency duty, delivery of didactic, laboratory, and small group clinical instruction. The caseload of the hospital is approximately 80% equine and 20% other species (small ruminant, camelid, porcine). The candidate must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), Blacksburg, VA, invites applications for a 1-year Clinical Instructor position in Production Management Medicine (PMM). Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree with a preference for and experience in food animal medicine and surgery. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The strategic goals of the College include maintaining and building a robust food animal case load, providing excellence in teaching within the DVM curriculum, and adding to the scholarly contributions of the college. The VMCVM is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to help attain these goals and who aspires to join the existing team in driving the food animal program forward. The PMM caseload is approximately 55,000 animals/year with 60% beef (cow-calf and stocker) 30% dairy and 10% small ruminants/porcine. The majority of cases are evaluated in an ambulatory setting with about 300 animals hospitalized in the VTH/annum. The mission of the service is to promote excellence in service, teaching, and scholarship.
Primary job responsibilities are participation in the clinical PMM service, including clinical instruction, and shared participation in emergency coverage. Other duties may include delivery of didactic and laboratory instruction of pre-clinical students
Posted Monday, February 27, 2017
Ensures proper stocking of applicable supplies in all areas of the hospital as scheduled. Dispenses supplies and applies patient department charges and billing. Responsible for cleaning designated areas of the hospital and following proper cleaning protocol.
Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Center for Regenerative Medicine, Virginia Tech, Department of Biomedical Sciences, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. The laboratory studies the mechanism regulating vascular remodeling and neural tissue damage following traumatic brain injury and stroke. We employ a variety of novel tools including but not limited to small animal surgery, chimeric and transgenic animal creation, Laser Doppler analysis, mini-pump brain infusions, cell culture, qPCR and Western Blot analysis. The successful PostDoctoral candidate is expected to work independently to accomplish research projects related to traumatic brain injuries and tissue recovery. The multidisciplinary approach includes an in depth understanding of the biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, underlying the mechanisms controlling vascular and neural tissue plasticity.
A highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate is sought to perform advanced studies in molecular and cellular biology related to murine brain injury. 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, data analysis and manuscript preparation. Opportunities to compete for external fellowships will be encouraged.
The appointment will be housed in the CollegeGÇÖs Center for Regenerative Medicine.
Posted Friday, January 27, 2017
The Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA seeks a Laboratory Specialist. This position is to serve as laboratory specialist and clinical service coordinator for Regenerative Medicine Service. Qualified candidate is to perform laboratory functions culturing mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells for tissue engineering and repair in a GLP setting. Specific therapeutic targets include joint, tendon and ligament injuries. Other responsibilities include general laboratory organization and maintenance and client communications. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor: client communications, sample acquisition and shipping, general laboratory protocols for tissue processing and cell culture, equipment maintenance, following GLP laboratory policies, inventory management 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.