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Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Clinical Supply Assistant. This position provides support to clinical faculty, staff and veterinary students in the Diagnostic Imaging and Support Services department of the hospital. Ensures proper stocking and dispensing of applicable supplies in all areas of the hospital as scheduled. Is responsible for cleaning designated areas of the hospital and following proper cleaning protocol. May apply some patient department charges.
Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Science 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 Small Animal Clinical Science has three major missions common to land-grant institutions: deliver excellent professional and graduate veterinary medical education including intern and residency training, provide veterinary service to local clients and the referral veterinary community through exceptional patient care, and advance medical knowledge through research and scholarship.
The Department Head will provide leadership and management of all departmental academic, research and service activities. This entails mentorship of faculty and staff, administrative responsibility for planning, fiscal management, human resource development and communication. The Department Head is also expected to advance the research, teaching and clinical service missions of the department, nurture interdisciplinary collaboration and work toward the strategic goals of the department, college, and university. The Department Head is expected to foster scholarship and to integrate the clinical and research missions. In addition to departmental leadership responsibilities, the Head is expected to contribute personally to at least one of the core mission areas (teaching, service, research/scholarship) of the Department. The Department Head will be part of the CollegeGÇÖs leadership team and serve on the CollegeGÇÖs Executive Board.
The department has 33 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members. There are seven additional faculty FTE within the department. The College has implemented a new curriculum through all 4 years. The College has a vibrant veterinary teaching hospital with both primary care and a full range of specialty services. The faculty pride themselves in the quality of clinical service they provide and the compassionate care for their patients and clients. In addition to the Blacksburg Campus, a 16,000 sq foot Comparative Oncology Clinic is under construction in Roanoke beside the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine as part of the Fralin Biomedical Research Center. The facility will have a state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator (Varian Edge) and access to advanced imaging facilities include ultra-high field strength MRI, PET and CT imaging. The facility will also offer general surgery referral services and have the space for other specialty services to rotate as needed/desired. In addition, the Department has a faculty member assigned to Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington to oversee a core student clerkship providing surgical experience in there spay/neuter operation and experience in a high-volume shelter medicine from a premiere animal care facility. The College is planning hospital renovations and expansion that will provide capacity for the next 20-25 years.
Established in 1978, the VMCVM is unique among veterinary colleges in the U.S. The college is located at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg but also serves at the in-state veterinary college for the State of Maryland through its association with the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland. The college is composed of five academic departments: Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Biomedical Science and Pathobiology, and Population Health Sciences at Virginia Tech plus the Department of Veterinary Medicine at University of Maryland at College Park. Student enrollment at the College includes 480 students in the DVM program, 50 graduate students in biomedical and veterinary science, 60 students in the MasterGÇÖs of Public Health Program, plus 30 interns and residents. The College will begin an undergraduate program in public health in the fall. Our hospitals and large animal field services treat a combined 79,000 animals annually.
Virginia TechGÇÖs main campus is located in the New River Valley, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Blacksburg offers the charm of a small town combined with the modern conveniences of a metropolitan area, and is a short driving distance from abundant public land such as the Jefferson National Forests and Appalachian Trail.
Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Provide support to the Facilities Department in the daily operation of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. The EMC is a 24/7 emergency and referral equine veterinary hospital situated on approximately 200 acres of land and consisting of over 100,000 square feet of hospital, research, office and educational space. This position works directly for the facilities department in the performance of routine and non-routine daily tasks. These tasks include general and light plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, masonry, facility and grounds maintenance, setup and tear down of meeting spaces. Provides a wide range of facility support to a variety of departments and constituents.
Posted Monday, April 15, 2019
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in neurology. This position is part of a university-wide emphasis on exploring the dynamic nature of the brain as it changes and adapts across the lifespan and to a variety of different contexts. The Virginia Tech Adaptive Brain and Behavior (ABB) destination area brings together professors, researchers, and students in a transdisciplinary approach to apply our understanding of the brain to improve quality of life.
This center will embrace a true one-health concept using research and application of advanced technology as the nexus between human and veterinary medicine and represents a collaboration between the FBRI and the college. The oncology service will be moved from Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg to the Comparative Oncology Research Center in Roanoke to take advantage of this collaboration and build on Virginia TechGÇÖs research strengths in neuro-oncology and oncology. It will be distinguished nationally by creating a truly integrative environment for cancer research with a defined niche on cancers of the brain (primary and secondary) and other types of cancers afflicting humans and companion animals. The successful candidate will join a team of 2 medical oncologists, 1 oncologic surgeon and 3 neurologists. A 3rd medical oncologist is planned with the opening of the new facility in 2020.
The Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) located in Roanoke, VA, expected to open in the summer of 2020. The CORC is an innovative partnership between the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI) at Virginia Tech Carilion and the College of Veterinary Medicine. State of the art equipment at the new facility will include a linear accelerator with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), CT, high field MR and PET. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with multiple teams of basic and translational NIH funded brain researchers in the FBRI as well as human neurologist and neurosurgeon physician researchers. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, as an independent investigator, a clinical and/or translational research program capable of obtaining extramural funding to contribute to research programs within the Department, College, CORC, the FBRI and the University.
- Research responsibilities will be 50% and will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate but will include independent, collaborative and/or translational research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within ongoing research programs and contribute to the scholarly achievements of the research team.
- Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in neurology and related disciplines, provide clinical instruction of professional students in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and provide neurology training of interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the research mentoring of VTCSOM medical students and graduate (MS and PhD) students in the Translational Biology, Medicine and Health (TBMH) program.
- The neurology service has an established residency training program and the successful candidate would share responsibilities associated with resident training.
- Service responsibilities will include the direction of the clinical neurology service in Blacksburg (both medical and surgical), consultations with other services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and CORC, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
- Service responsibilities will also include participation in emergency services. This responsibility will be shared with three other faculty neurologists (ACVIM Diplomates).
The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
Posted Friday, April 12, 2019
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an Animal Care Technician. This position is responsible for cleaning, feeding, watering and general husbandry of all animals (primarily farm animals, dogs, cats, and rodents) at the non-client animal facility and to maintain clean facilities. Provides support services involving animals for teaching, research and continuing education programs. This position is 30 hours a week.
Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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. Provides coverage in other departments as needed.
Posted Monday, April 08, 2019
The Administrative Assistant will provide high-end organizational and program support to the efforts of the advancement team on behalf of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM).
Working closely with the advancement team and under the guidance of the Assistant Dean, the primary responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant will include:
Provide front-line customer service to donors, faculty, staff, and students; greet visitors and maintain appropriate contact with public, university, and private officials; provide professional and courteous telephone support; Provide human resource support for hiring and on boarding interns and full-time faculty and staff; Manage calendar and scheduling for the Assistant Dean of Advancement; Manage travel logistics and reimbursements for the advancement team; Coordinate meetings for the advancement team; Coordinate HokieMart purchases, manage accounts payable, and oversee miscellaneous advancement team reimbursements; Administration of the Veterinary Memorial Fund; Management of gifts received directly within the Vet Med Advancement Office through central gift processing; Assist in coordinating the budget process and foundation funds activity; Coordinate central advancement and VMCVM advancement team activities; Prepare and print correspondence and other documents; and Maintain files and produce agendas.
Prospect Research/Portfolio Management:
Prepare correspondence; Provide data entry and management using Blackbaud CMS; Maintain files using SharePoint; and Handle schedules and logistics for donor visits, including agenda preparation, reports, meetings, etc.
Manage specific projects unique to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine; and Assist with event planning, including contracting with venues, caterers, and other vendors, coordinating the programs, and managing the logistics of the event.
Posted Thursday, March 14, 2019
Virginia Tech's Department of Population Health Sciences seeks to attract a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the area of environmental health. The position is part of a robust and diverse cluster of faculty contributing to inter- and transdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach initiatives that align with Virginia Tech's Global Systems Science Destination Area.
The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. Faculty working together in this area are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical problems associated with human activity and environmental change that, together, impact disease states, water quality, and food production. Visit https://fralin.vt.edu/gssda.html for more information about this initiative.
This position will be based on the main campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia, situated in the scenic New River Valley.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research, scholarship, and teaching in ways that support Department of Population Health SciencesGÇÖ objectives and contribute to the Global Systems Science Destination Area. The most competitive candidateGÇÖs research and teaching will focus on evidence synthesis of human health data supporting environmental policy development. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop a widely recognized research program that attracts external funding, (2) mentor and supervise graduate students, and (3) teach and develop courses in the departmentGÇÖs public health programs (PhD, MPH, and the new BSPH).
The faculty memberGÇÖs expertise should complement the growing teams of Virginia Tech investigators from a wide range of disciplines - including geography, natural resource management, agriculture, ecology, public health, geology, Appalachian studies, data analytics, public policy and planning, and environmental engineering - working on 'global systems' issues, including but not limited to coastal or rural communities, antimicrobial resistance, disaster resilience and risk management, and invasive species. This community of scholars will provide collaborative opportunities for holistic approaches to understanding connections between human health and global change.
Virginia Tech also recognizes the critical importance of diversity in its faculty, students and staff along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded. Virginia Tech is a public landGÇÉgrant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellenceGÇöInclusiveVT. We seek candidates who adopt and practice efforts to increase access and inclusion to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The successful candidate will work within the College of Veterinary Medicine to establish Animal-Related Grief and Bereavement services to clients of the VTH (Veterinary Teaching Hospital), while educating students, staff and faculty on identifying and supporting clients who would benefit from the above services. This includes providing short term counseling to clients and providing referrals to community mental health professionals as needed. The candidate will need to promote general wellness among the students, staff, and faculty of the VTH with a focus on compassion fatigue and conflict management, provide brief crisis intervention in the hospital setting and establish a pet loss hot line. Outreach to the community is expected.
Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Works directly for patient care services to assist clinicians with the performance of their daily patient care needs including emergency, outpatient and inpatient cases. Provides quality care for all equine patients to include the provision of intensive care for non-isolated and isolated cases, treatments and medication administration; assists with diagnostic procedures involving all imaging modalities; operating room support and case circulation; laboratory and pathology testing, necropsy support; preparation of medications; anesthesia support. Provides skills training for veterinary technician students, veterinary students and patient care staff. Provides shared rotational emergency after hours and weekend on-call coverage for the operating room and after-hours (evening and night shift) coverage for the nursing department.
Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2019
The Virginia Tech Department of Population Health Sciences is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate to join a growing multi-disciplinary team focused on investigating the transmission dynamics of campylobacter and other manure cycle pathogens in low income settings.
Foodborne enteric pathogens such as Campylobacter have been linked with diarrhea and stunting in children. Interaction of children with wild and domesticated animals and poultry, unpasteurized milk, contaminated water and food are thought to be possible routes of exposure to the bacterium, especially in areas where there is close coexistence between humans and animals. This investigation is expected to generate data to improve our understanding of the sources and transmission pathways of campylobacter through a combination of field epidemiological studies, laboratory investigations and data-informed computational models of transmission to assess interventions necessary for sustainable control. This role will involve investigation of the link between human and animal Campylobacter infections using a combination of traditional epidemiological tools and comprehensive microbiological data from multiple sources.
The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Patrick Pithua Odongo in the Population Health Sciences Department but will also engage and work with the rest of the project team both at Makerere University, Uganda and Virginia Tech.
Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2019
The Baker Lab at Virginia Tech is a data driven epidemiological research laboratory that focuses on sports and recreational injury, health over the lifespan, and disease/injury surveillance. It aims to a) quantify injuries due to sports and recreation activity participation; b) identify drivers behind these injuries; and c) create low to no cost community based interventions to address these issues through a health equity lens and a socio-ecological model framework. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a 1 year term, renewable for a second year. The position is available immediately and is based in Blacksburg, VA. The fellow will collaborate with the PI Charlotte Baker on data linkage and analysis for sports and recreational injury surveillance. Opportunities exist for funded travel to national/international meetings. The fellow is expected to publish and present in a variety of venues. Applicants should be no more than three years beyond their terminal degree at the point of application
Posted Friday, January 25, 2019
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in anatomic pathology. This will be a joint position shared equally between the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology and the Office of Laboratory Services in the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). This will be a full-time clinical track faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank. This position will work primarily from the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in Blacksburg, with occasional travel to one or more of the VDACS regional animal health laboratories (RAHLs), to provide training for the VDACS diagnosticians and vacation necropsy coverage. The primary job responsibility will be to provide diagnostic services (including both biopsy and necropsy service) for the AAVLD accredited Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services (ViTALS) and VDACS. ViTALS, RAHLs, and VDACS diagnostic laboratoriesGÇÖ combined clients include the CVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital, livestock and poultry producers,and veterinary clinics in the state of Virginia and surrounding states. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach pathology in the DVM professional program, on the necropsy floor and in the classroom with opportunities to participate in graduate and resident level courses consistent with the pathology residency program. The successful candidate will also contribute to the scholarship effort of the department. Evidence of research experience in the following areas is especially encouraged: toxicology, neoplasia, immunology, zoonotic diseases, natural and experimental animal models of disease, and vaccine development. The required qualifications are: DVM or equivalent, Diplomate of ACVP or ECVP (or board eligible) and MS or Ph.D.
Posted Friday, January 11, 2019
We are seeking a highly accomplished candidate with a strong record of success in microbiology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust microbiology (bacteriology and virology) program. The candidate will be joining a progressive department and college that have a strong microbiology-oriented faculty. In addition, there is a vibrant microbiology program in the College of Sciences. Opportunities to develop collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences-oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on campus. Onsite facilities include those for flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, live animal imaging (IVIS), laser capture microdissection, phosphorimaging, and electron microscopy. In addition, the College of Veterinary Medicine has a modern AAALAC-accredited animal care facility and a well-trained veterinary staff. We are well known for our efforts in animal models of human diseases and associated gnotobiotic animal facilities, and humanized mouse etc. We are also looking for additional funded faculty in microbiology to build a GÇ£TeamGÇ¥ that is competitive to attract program project funding support from NIH.
The instructional responsibilities include opportunities to teach graduate and resident level courses (microbiology) consistent with the candidateGÇÖs and collegeGÇÖs focus. Opportunities also exist to be involved in training clinical residents and/or Ph.D. students.
Posted Thursday, December 13, 2018
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, and infection control/isolation management. Assists in other areas directed by supervisor.
Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral associate. The successful candidate is expected to work independently and accomplish research projects related to emerging flaviviruses. The research project will evaluate Zika virus sexual transmission and in utero transmission using animal models, cell culture systems, and human clinical samples. The multidisciplinary approach includes molecular virology, immunology, and evolutionary biology. Additional duties include data analysis and manuscript preparation, fellowship/grant preparation, training and supervising of lab members, attendance at lab meetings, maintenance of laboratories in clean and good working order, and maintenance of a high level of organization. The position is limited to 1 year with renewal based upon performance, funding and fit within the lab.
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Posted Friday, November 16, 2018
Provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the oncology section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including ward and treatment room management, administering treatments and medications ordered by clinical faculty, and animal care administration/management. Assists in other areas of the hospital as directed by supervisor.
Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018
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 Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Department of Population Health Sciences (https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/departments/dphs/) in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.vt.edu) will be offering a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree and is seeking applications for a Collegiate Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health with expertise in health policy and public health program planning and a major commitment to the instructional mission of the department. The successful candidate: (1) must be an effective teacher in the discipline and able to create new teaching materials through evaluating research that applies to public health; (2) teach an average of three undergraduate classes each semester with content focused on health policy and public health program planning; (3) mentor undergraduate students; (4) conduct research related to the discipline and/or pedagogy resulting in peer reviewed publications and presentations at local, state, or national conferences; (5) serve on departmental, college, or university committees as a contributing member of the department and the broader university community; (6) provide outreach and professional service in technical and professional societies and associations; (7) support advancing One Health in public health; and (8) work collaboratively across disciplines to enhance the curricula and promote teaching excellence.
For more information regarding collegiate faculty see https://www.provost.vt.edu/faculty_affairs/faculty_handbook/chapter05/chapter05.html
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Medical Oncology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This 12-month position is offered as a clinical track position. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team in a new facility located within the Virginia Tech Carilion Research InstituteGÇÖs new biomedical research building in Roanoke. This innovative clinical and research center represents a collaboration between the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine embracing a true One-Health concept. The successful candidate will join an oncology team that will include two other medical oncologists, a radiation oncologist and a dedicated surgeon. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the relocation and expansion of the medical oncology service from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg, into the integrated cancer center in the Roanoke facility. The Roanoke facility will serve as a premier small animal medical center that provides exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. This program will distinguish itself nationally by forming the nexus between human and veterinary medical clinical and translational research with a defined niche on cancers of the brain (primary and secondary). Roanoke is the largest city in southwest Virginia and is 45 minutes from Virginia TechGÇÖs main campus in Blacksburg. There are regularly scheduled shuttles with Wi-Fi that travel between the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses. Occasional travel may be required.
-The primary job responsibility will be to expand the clinical service with an emphasis on clinical translational research and clinical trials.
-Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities.
-Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in oncology. Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional DVM students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines, as well as laboratory instruction, where applicable.
-The applicant must be committed to excellence patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
-Contribution to collaborative and translational research involving but not limited to veterinary clinicians, human physicians, and medical and scientific researchers.
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time clinical-track faculty position in Small Animal Surgery at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop a satellite surgery service which will be housed in a new Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) located in Roanoke, VA. This state-of-the-art clinical and research facility is expected to open in the fall of 2019. The successful candidate will initially join the team of faculty in Blacksburg during which time they will practice in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and be instrumental in planning the satellite surgery service. Once the CORC facility opens, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to offer all types of surgery (orthopedic, soft tissue, and oncologic surgery) and will join a team of 3 medical oncologists and 1 radiation oncologist to provide exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care.
About the Comparative Oncology Research Center: The CORC will be located within the Virginia TechGÇÖs Health Sciences and Technology (HST) building adjacent to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. This facility will serve as a premier small animal medical center that provides multi-disciplinary cancer care as well as general and orthopedic surgery. The CORC will contain three operating rooms, a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator (Varian Edge surgical suite), multislice CT, and high field strength MR units with PET capability. Roanoke is the largest city in southwest Virginia and is 45 minutes from Virginia TechGÇÖs main campus in Blacksburg. Occasional travel may be required.
-The primary job responsibility will be to develop the satellite surgery service in the CORC, providing general and orthopedic surgery services to clients in Roanoke as well as oncologic surgery in collaboration with the oncology team.
-No regular on-call responsibilities
-Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
-Teaching responsibilities will include participation in clinical instruction in small animal surgery. Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional DVM students, interns, and residents.
-The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
-Contribution to collaborative and translational research involving but not limited to veterinary clinicians, human physicians, and medical and scientific researchers.
Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is looking for a highly motivated candidates for a Postdoctoral Associate position. The successful candidate is expected to work independently to accomplish research projects related to infectious disease, particularly mosquito transmitted viruses. The research project will involve generating recombinant cDNA clones for several viruses in the alpha- and flavivirus genera. In addition, work will involve novel approaches to assessing virus adaptation in different environments and work will include both in vitro and in vivo work. The candidate will be expected to work with cell culture, mice and mosquitoes, experience in one or several of these is highly desired. This position will work in collaboration with researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France on a large multi-center project. The PostdocGÇÖs primary duties will include cell culture, qPCR, molecular biology, mouse studies, mosquito infections and some bioinformatics/data analysis. Manuscript preparation and grant/fellowship applications will also be conducted. 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. In addition, ordering lab supplies and working with technicians and undergraduate students will be essential. The candidate is expected to be able to work effectively in a team.
Posted Monday, September 17, 2018
The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist for well established Orthopedic Research Laboratory investigating the use of mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells in tissue engineering and repair. Specific interests include tendon regeneration, ligament healing and cartilage repair as well as elucidating differences between stem cells isolated from different tissues. We also are investigating the anti-inflammatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the PI: general laboratory maintenance; equipment maintenance; enforcing lab safety policies; ordering supplies; training and supervising students; stocking and maintenance of cell culture archive; assisting students with their experiments; performing experiments; and writing thorough descriptions of experiments. Techniques utilized include: tissue sample collection from animals; tissue processing; primary mammalian cell culture; flow cytometry; RNA and DNA purification; gel electrophoresis; real time PCR; gene cloning; sequence verification; Western blotting; ELISA; histology; transfection; radioisotope use; literature searches; and data description and analysis.
Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Caswell laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to study virulence mechanisms in the pathogenic bacterium Brucella abortus. This NIH-supported position has 2 years of guaranteed funding. The Associate will conduct research projects related to defining genetic mechanisms and biochemical systems important for Brucella pathogenesis.
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital is seeking qualified candidates to fill two separate positions as a Small Animal Emergency Technician. This position provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the ICU/ECC (Emergency Critical Care) sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Assists clinicians in receiving emergency patients, help triage and admit patients. Performs critical care nursing procedures in the Intensive Care Unit or treatment areas as directed by clinical faculty and instructs senior veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills relating to ICU/ECC during regular day shift or after hours shifts. On call and covers ICU shifts, including holidays. Assist in other areas as directed by supervisor.
Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine announces a search to fill a full-time tenure track faculty position in Anesthesia at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will share service, teaching and emergency responsibilities with three other faculty anesthesiologists and two anesthesia residents. Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include independent, collaborative or translational research. Occasional travel may be required and a conviction check is required.
-Primary job responsibility will be to direct the clinical anesthesia service, participate in didactic instruction in anesthesiology and related disciplines, supervise students in anesthesia and surgery labs, provide clinical instruction of professional students in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and provide anesthesia training of interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines.
-The anesthesiology service has a residency training/graduate degree program and this position would share responsibilities associated with resident training.
-Service responsibilities will include anesthesia on both small and large animals, consultations in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
-Service responsibilities will also include participation in emergency services. This responsibility will be shared with the anesthesiology resident and three faculty anesthesiologists.
-The successful candidate must be committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching.
-The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in general anesthesia 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 will include primary, collaborative or translational research to meet expectations of 30% allocation. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with ongoing research programs and contribute to the scholarly achievements of the department.
Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at Virginia Tech (In collaboration with the VT-School of Neuroscience and VT-Carillion Research Institute) is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary research project focused on murine models of traumatic brain injury and epilepsy. Qualified candidates will be expected to work in a team environment investigating vascular-glial interactions during TBI-induced epileptogenesis. Our multidisciplinary approach requires an in-depth understanding of the biochemical, molecular and cellular neurobiology of CNS injury and/or epilepsy.
Primary duties include TBI surgery, EEG analysis and histopathology. Additional skills requested but not required include qPCR, Western blot analysis, brain tissue processing, single cell isolation, and tissue culture. Data analysis and manuscript preparation will be conducted. The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings, maintain laboratory spaces in a clean and good working order and maintain a high level of organization in data collection and storage
Posted Friday, February 23, 2018
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a position in Radiology. This is a full-time faculty position that may tenure-track or clinical track. The College will also explore non-traditional appointments allowing obtainment broad professional and personal goals. The radiology section is committed to excellent patient management, client service and clinical teaching. Service responsibilities include participation in small and large animal diagnostic imaging. The radiology section is well equipped with multiple ultrasonography units, CT, MRI, and nuclear imaging. A new fluoroscopy suite will be installed this year. The successful candidate has the opportunity to participate in continuing education programs and faculty governance activities. The candidate will also participate in didactic and experiential student learning in a new integrated curriculum. The radiology section currently maintains two residents in a four-year training program combined with a MS degree. Research responsibilities vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include collaborative or translational research within and outside of the department. The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to interact and collaborate with the medical oncology and radiation oncology teams in the Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) under construction in the health science district beside the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The CORC is an innovative partnership between the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine. State of the art equipment at the new facility will include a linear accelerator, CT, high field MR and PET with an adjacent medical cyclotron. Occasional travel may be required and a conviction check is required.
Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open part-time position for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position involves research, training graduate students, and laboratory management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the laboratory and order supplies;
responsible for safety issues and EHS compliance
Assist graduate students in technical aspects of their work
Perform molecular procedures involving mutagenesis, cloning, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and reverse transcriptase PCR in bacteria
Isolate bacterial surface antigens, particularly polysaccharides
Perform immunological assays, such as ELIAS, western blotting, and cytokine kit assay
Work with animals, in particular mice, is helpful, but not required