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Employment Opportunities at VA-MD Vet Med
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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med
Posted Thursday, March 23, 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, March 22, 2017
Provides customer service to those who submit samples to the Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services (ViTALS) at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH). Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); performs procedures to prepare, expedite and facilitate laboratory analysis of specimens, routing those specimens to the correct in-house or external laboratory. Performs laboratory activities as assigned including courier, general lab cleaning. Must report to work during inclement weather closings.
Posted Friday, March 17, 2017
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Central Sterile Supply (CSS) Surgery Technician to 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. Maintains the daily flow of surgical operations to ensure availability of personnel and operating rooms for all procedures. Orders and maintains supplies. Performs 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.
Posted Wednesday, March 15, 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 Thursday, March 02, 2017
Responsible for the development and maintenance of web applications for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine throughout the entire development life cycle, including: assisting with user project requests; defining detailed project specifications; assisting management with understanding business value, need, and resource impact; utilizing project management standards and methods to deliver products on time and of high quality; providing both in-house and end-user documentation; and providing support and updates on a timely basis. Responsible for the daily maintenance and support of the College's Intranet web site and related applications, including managing the associated support ticket queues in the IT department's ticketing system. Position is expected to assist in an advisory role, when needed, as a technology subject matter expert in order to help the College better make decisions related to IT.
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 Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.