Assistant Professor in Veterinary Molecular Diagnostic Science
Position: Assistant professor in Veterinary Molecular Diagnostic Science at the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Tenure or Clinical Track.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (DVM or equivalent, and/or PhD) and research experience in molecular biology of infectious diseases. Experience in developing and validating molecular diagnostic assays and delivery of timely diagnostic services in an animal disease diagnostic laboratory or public health laboratory is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collegially in a team-setting are essential. Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership and supervision to advance all aspects of the VMDL molecular diagnostic service. Preference will be given to candidates with a DVM or equivalent degree.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.
General Duties: Directing a busy veterinary molecular diagnostic laboratory; develop and validate state-of-the-art molecular tests for application in pathogen detection and animal disease diagnosis; consulting with VMDL diagnosticians, client veterinarians, animal producers, regulatory officials and supervising staff. Familiarity with quality control systems is essential. Development of an extramurally funded independent and/or collaborative research program is expected. Teaching in college academic programs is encouraged. Duties will be divided as follows: 50% of molecular diagnostic service, 40% to 50% research and 0 to10% teaching.
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2015 [or as soon as the position has been filled].
Application Materials: Applicants should apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/index.php. Be prepared to attach a letter of interest, a list with three references, and curriculum vitae.
Questions concerning the position may be addressed to:
Charles E. Wiedmeyer DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Associate Professor - Veterinary Clinical Pathology
University of Missouri
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
900 E. Campus Dr.
A345 Clydesdale Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL) is a full-service laboratory accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). The VMDL provides in-depth laboratory diagnostic support to veterinary practitioners, livestock and poultry industry interests, companion animal interests, wildlife conservationists, scientists utilizing animals in their research throughout the university, state and regulatory officials, and clinicians of the MU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The VMDL is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN). The VMDL is also a Tier I laboratory of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN).
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