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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

Veterinary Nurse

Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Veterinary Nurse in the Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center located in Leesburg, Virginia. This position provides care for equine patients through administration of medications treatments, specimen collection, monitoring vital signs, record keeping and assisting in the preparation and performance of special procedures; and manages acceptable levels of cleanliness in barns, treatment areas and other related areas.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST


Research Specialist

The Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine seeks successful candidate for a Research Specialist. The chief objective of this position is to support and maintain a level of high quality services in the operation of the Toxicology Research and Diagnostic Laboratory. The primary responsibilities for this position include supporting the functions and operations of the Toxicology Research and Diagnostic Laboratory. Working with Principal Investigators, Project Directors, Toxicologists, research staff and graduate students on a variety of projects. Performing a variety of tests in multiple biological and feed matrices. Analyzing, documenting and organizing resulting data in a format appropriate for the client. Maintenance and support of instrumentation, including calibration, documentation and management of the laboratory equipmentGÇÖs service contracts in order to support high quality data output.
Providing input into the development of experimental design and analytical methodology by conducting literature searches; analyzing and interpreting various methodologies and the writing of standard operating procedures.
Ability to use and assist in the validation of new analytical methods under the supervision of the method designer. Ability to work independently with a high degree of attention to detail. Results have a significant impact on research programs, risk assessment and on the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST


Research Laboratory Specialist

The Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Laboratory Specialist to accomplish research projects by performing experiments, data collection and analysis, and laboratory organization and maintenance. The research projects involve the use of stem for repair of infarcted myocardium and, more generally, on the therapeutic applications of cell-based therapies in cardiovascular diseases. The multidisciplinary approaches, including biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and physiology analysis through the modulation of animal disease models, will be used. The employee will provide various supports in projects from in vitro stem cell isolation, reprogramming, cell culture, differentiation, characterization, to in vivo cardiovascular animal disease model, stem cell transplantation, and functional analysis.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST


Animal Care Technician

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for an Animal Care Technician. This position is responsible for caring for laboratory animals used in teaching and research activities within the TRACSS Unit (the non-client animal facility) at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The job requires strict adherence to protocols that prevent the accidental introduction of disease or confounding research variables. Mistakes in judgment and imprecise conduct of duties may have far-reaching financial and professional impacts on teaching and research projects. Duties include cleaning, feeding, watering and general husbandry of all animals (farm animals, dogs, cats, and rodents). This position will also be responsible for training researchers in animal procedures and regulatory compliance, performing medical interventions such as administration of medications or sterile fluids to animals, collecting blood and tissue samples, performing anesthesia and euthanasia, identification methods and sex determination of various species of laboratory animals, implementing veterinary instructions, determining supply needs, identifying equipment and facility dysfunctions and reporting to a supervisor for repair, collecting and processing biological samples for diagnostic purposes and preventive health programs, performing work to accreditation standards of the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), maintaining and documenting quality control standards for sterilization equipment and other records, observing and reporting on the health of animals, and exercising judgment in monitoring animals or seeking veterinary consultation for animals maintained within TRACSS. This position does includes an on-call component, as well as some after-hours, weekends, and holidays.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST


Operating Room Specialist

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking qualified candidate for an Operating Room Specialist. This position provides technical support and necessary supplies to the operating room as part of a team providing 24 hr emergency coverage. Prepares the operating room with necessary equipment and supplies. Assist in recovery and in instruction of veterinary medicine students, veterinary technician interns, and other staff in the correct use of instruments and equipment. Also responsible for providing supplies to the rest of the Equine Medical Center as needed. Requires emergency on-call duty evenings and weekends on a scheduled rotation basis.
Thu, 07 Aug 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.
Thu, 03 Jul 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


Small Animal Surgery Ward Technician

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Small Animal Surgery Ward Technician. THis position provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the medical and surgical sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including ward and treatment room management, administering treatments and medications ordered by clinical faculty, and animal care administration/management. Special nursing care procedures may include special diagnostic procedures, infection control/isolation management, and supports Operating Room procedures, and provides Central Sterile Supply support. Assists in other areas directed by supervisor.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EST


Clinical Instructor Large Animal Surgery

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), 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 primary job responsibilities will be to participate in the clinical large animal surgery service including shared emergency duty, delivery of didactic, laboratory, and small group clinical instruction and participation in the residency training program. The caseload of the hospital is approximately 80% equine and 20% other species (small ruminant, camelid, porcine). The strategic goals of the College include increasing clinical caseload and quality of service, providing excellence in teaching within the DVM and graduate curricula, and performing translational research.
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. The surgery section maintains a three-year residency training/graduate degree program with two residents. The successful candidate will share responsibilities associated with resident training, including resident seminars, journal club, and rounds.

Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 EST


Hospital Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The Virginia-Maryland Regional 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 basic science, clinical, and translational research. Limited direct participation in didactic teaching, clinical service, and research missions of the College is expected.
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. The Director reports to the Dean, chairs the Hospital Board, serves on the DeanGÇÖs Executive and Clinical 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, both salaried and wage positions. 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.
Fri, 30 May 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


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.

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST