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Open Positions at VA-MD Vet Med
Posted Tuesday, August 02, 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.
Posted Monday, August 01, 2016
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.
Posted Friday, July 29, 2016
Serve as office manager for the Hospital DirectorGÇÖs Office to provide executive and confidential administrative support for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and executive staff. Ensures smooth work flow and facilitates effective and diplomatic interaction within and outside the university. Provide the timely execution of all human resources and payroll functions into the Banner System. Responsible for job advertisements for vacancies utilizing various publications both inside and outside of the university setting.
Posted Thursday, July 28, 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.
Posted Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Assist faculty and house officers during surgical procedures for routine, emergency and after-hours cases. Instruct senior veterinary students by demonstrating and maintaining aseptic technique preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Maintians the daily flow of surgical operations to ensure availability of personnel and operating rooms for all procedures. Order and maintains supplies. Perform central sterile procedures including cleaning, packing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies. Assist in other areas as directed by supervisor. This position is essential and must report to work during inclement weather and authorized closings.
Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Department of Population Health Sciences is seeking a Public Health Program Assistant. This position will provide administrative support to Virginia TechGÇÖs Public Health Program and, as needed, perform broader administrative tasks for the Department of Population Health Sciences. The Public Health Program currently has a Master of Public Health (MPH) academic degree program, but plans are underway to expand academic offerings. The MPH degree program has over 100 Virginia Tech graduate students who complete their degree as either full or part time students. This position will be supervised by the Director of the Public Health Program.
The primary responsibilities will be to provide administrative support for the Master of Public Health degree program including student affairs and faculty coordination; track students from admissions through graduation, including performing tasks in Banner and Graduate School on-line systems; manage database with confidential student records and perform day-to-day updates related to degree program administration, reporting, and accreditation preparation; coordinate MPH student management with staff in Virginia TechGÇÖs Graduate School; provide administrative support to MPH program leadership and core faculty including staffing program committees, scheduling meetings and planning events; participate in promotion and recruitment efforts to ensure an annual competitive pool of applicants to the MPH Program, including through print, electronic, web and social media; and ensure continuity in administrative support for the Department of Population Health Sciences by covering for the department administrative assistant as needed.
Posted Monday, July 25, 2016
The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking successful candidate to perform direct patient care duties and barn care duties as assigned. Duties include mucking, stripping, bedding, disinfecting and sterilization of stalls. Prepares patients for dismissal. Participates in the care of research herd. Assists veterinary staff in removal and storage of carcasses after regular hours. Assists with nursing duties as needed. Operates basic farm machinery to include tractors, trucks, riding mowers and forklifts.
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.
Posted Friday, July 01, 2016
This tenure-track faculty position may be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank
1) Serve as PI for funded research program and participate in collaborative research
2) Collaborate with other faculty on test development and clinical research including clinical trials.
3) Provide diagnostic Veterinary Clinical Pathology Service to include cytology, hematology and clinical chemistry (12-15 weeks)
4) Provide clinical pathology instruction for DVM students.
5) Train Clinical Pathology residents that include teaching advanced courses, and participate in Clin Path workshop for anatomic path residents.
6) Actively participate in weekly slide seminar and journal clubs.
7) Adhere to the responsibilities of the faculty as described by the Faculty Handbook (www.provost.vt.edu/fhb.html)
Research focus areas in the College of Veterinary Medicine are: a) Infectious Diseases, b) Inflammatory/regulatory disorders(including cancer) or c) Translational/regenerative medicine. There will be opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research programs within and outside the Veterinary Medicine College including at various life sciences-oriented Institutes. Please see web links below.
Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Department of Academic Affairs at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open position for a non-tenure track, 12 month appointment as an instructor in the Multidiscipline Laboratory (MDL). MDL supports the teaching mission of the DVM program by providing instruction, support and technical assistance for lab classes provided in the veterinary curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to join a faculty team that provide laboratory instruction in the following areas: clinical techniques, anesthesia, surgery (including pre-surgery evaluation and discharge) and others as determined by the Office of Academic Affairs. These lab classes are embedded in a variety of courses offered to the DVM students. This position is also responsible for instruction and development of the clinical skills lab to supplement teaching and laboratory techniques.
In addition to instructional duties, this position will be responsible for helping to ensure there is strict adherence to IACUC protocols during labs and helping to update these protocols as necessary; producing videos for technical procedures; assisting with the MDL dog colony and horse herd wellness programs; developing animal handling experiences; helping to develop and participate in the Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs) for courses in the first two years of the DVM program; assisting in the 4th year student spay/neuter program developed at Mountain View Humane and other laboratory associated activities that may arise.
The successful candidate will be expected to work in cooperation with other faculty in the department to provide a positive learning experience and serve as a role model for DVM students. The MDL instructor will also ensure that the professional activities provided are of the highest ethical and professional standards. As for all areas of our professional endeavor, it is essential that all members of the CVM faculty provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment for all students and staff under their influence. Finally, the candidate will be expected to provide input to the Department Head/Associate Dean of Academic Affairs as to relevant mechanisms to improve the instruction and development of DVM students.
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 Monday, April 18, 2016
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Small Animal Surgery. This is a full-time clinical or tenure track position with academic rank based on qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of four other small animal surgeons. Start-up funds will be made available to help develop surgical skills, research or scholarly activity.
The primary job responsibility will be to alternately lead one of two surgical services (orthopedic, soft tissue). This will include primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the surgical service. Job may include occasional travel to VMCVM Satellite Clinic in Roanoke, Va.
Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities.
Applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction in surgery and related disciplines. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed toward professional students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines.
Participation in general small animal surgery service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds is expected.
Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include collaborative or translational research. This position will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs within the College. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.
Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Department of Population Health Sciences 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 of Population Health Sciences embraces a One Health approach as it implements a vision to expand population health sciences at Virginia Tech through discovery, learning and engagement. One Health recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health. The department is home to: (1) the Public Health Program which offers an accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) degree; (2) several centers, including the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/career-training/cpcvm/) and the Center for Public Health Practice and Research (http://www.cphpr.mph.vetmed.vt.edu/ ); and (3) strategic planning for and coordination of international programs for the College. In addition, department faculty contribute to instruction of population health related-courses in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. The department is currently working to develop an accredited undergraduate degree in public health.
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. In addition, the Department Head is expected to advance the research and teaching missions of this growing department, nurture interdisciplinary collaboration and work toward the strategic goals of the department, college, and university.
Posted Thursday, February 25, 2016
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 12-month faculty position at tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position involves teaching, research and clinical microbiology (with emphasis on diagnostic microbiology). The department and college have a strong vibrant nationally and internationally recognized microbiology program. The instructional responsibilities will be to teach microbiology in the DVM professional program, and there will be opportunities to teach graduate and resident level courses (bacteriology and virology) consistent with the candidateGÇÖs and collegeGÇÖs focus. Opportunities also exist to be involved in training clinical residents and/or Ph.D. students. Evidence of infectious diseases research in the following areas is especially encouraged: zoonotic diseases, natural and experimental animal models of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, vaccine development, and mechanisms of infectious disease resistance or susceptibility. Clinical diagnostic microbiology (virology and bacteriology) duties include clinical orientation and training in bacteriology/mycology, virology and serology in a diagnostic laboratory setting; experience in QA/QC in veterinary microbiology; supervision of diagnostic laboratory staff in bacteriology, virology, and mycology, serology; evaluation of case histories with appropriate timely suggestions to clientele, and recommendations on new technologies relative to microbiology assays. For more information about the college, please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/ ; for departmental information including other areas of expertise please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/org/dbsp/index.asp. For diagnostic laboratory (ViTALS) please visit: https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/lab-services/ . For interdepartmental microbiology program, please click http://www.vtmicro.biol.vt.edu. Please also visit the web links of four Virginia Tech life/health sciences-related Institutes, which foster intercollegiate research interactions. These include: (1) Fralin Life Sciences Institute: http://www.biotech.vt.edu/ ; (2) VT Carilion Research Institute: http://vtc.vt.edu/research/ ; (3) Virginia Bioinformatics Institute: http://www.vbi.vt.edu/ ; (4) Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science: http://www.ictas.vt.edu/ . Opportunities for translational research in collaboration with faculty in the CollegeGÇÖs Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine exist as well.
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.
Posted Monday, February 08, 2016
The successful candidate will have the necessary training in whole organism pharmacology to lead instruction of core veterinary pharmacology to students in the DVM professional program. There will be opportunities to mentor and train graduate students (and broadly contribute to pharmacological aspects of training to veterinary residents), and establish a graduate level course consistent with the candidate's and college's focus. The tenure-track candidate is expected to develop independent and collaborative research programs within and outside the VMCVM at various life sciences-oriented Institutes (consistent with the universityGÇÖs focus). Of particular interest to the College are candidates with research experience that fits well with any of the three main research focus areas: (a) Infectious diseases and immunity (b) Inflammatory/regulatory disorders, including cancer, and (c) regenerative medicine (e.g. stem cells, tissue repair). This includes expertise in any of the following areas: epigenetics, biomarkers of disease, micro-physiological systems, antimicrobial drug resistance, targeted drug deliveries/drug discovery, clinical pharmacokinetics and/or adverse outcomes pathways. Candidates with ACVCP will have opportunity to teach in clinical pharmacology and establish a vibrant translational research and scholarship. Opportunities for translational research exist in collaboration with faculty in the CollegeGÇÖs Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Population Medicine, Virginia TechGÇÖs Center for Drug Discovery, the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fralin Institute, and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Posted Friday, January 08, 2016
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland 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, emerging, re-emerging and zoonotic viral diseases (especially mucosal GI and respiratory tracts), 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.
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.
Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a 1-year Clinical Instructor position in Small Animal Surgery. The successful candidate will join a team of 5 other small animal surgeons.
The primary job responsibility will be to alternately lead one of two surgical services (orthopedic or soft tissue) and participate in laboratory and small group clinical instruction. The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
We will consider candidates who have finished residency training and are preparing for surgery boards. In this circumstance, we will consolidate most of the off clinic time (10 weeks) to just prior to the board exam.
When the candidate is assigned to clinical service, they will have primary responsibility of patient care and supervision of students, interns, residents, and graduate students from various disciplines. Additional responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and outside referring veterinarians.
Teaching responsibilities will include clinical instruction in surgery and related disciplines. Other teaching assignments may include operative and other related teaching laboratories. Participation in general small animal surgery service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds is expected.