The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a position in Nutrition and Toxicology as an Academic Specialist in Nutrition. Applicants must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, and an advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Animal Science, Nutrition, Comparative Physiology or a similar field. Board certification or eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition is desirable. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required. The VDL, one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, provides full-service laboratory support to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) as well as to international and national clients and serves companion animals and horses as well as livestock, laboratory, zoo, and wildlife species. The Nutrition and Toxicology section offers comprehensive service including tissue and blood serum trace nutrient mineral, vitamin and fatty acid profiles. The section has state-of-the-art equipment including ICP-MS, GC-FID, GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, and UPLC-PDA.
The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to providing outstanding diagnostic service for colleagues within the MSU Veterinary Medical Center, as well as for private veterinary practitioners and clients who submit diagnostic material through the VDL. Position responsibilities will include review and interpretation of animal and feed samples to identify nutritional imbalances or nutrition-related issues. There are opportunities to participate in teaching in the professional DVM and Veterinary Technology curriculum, as well as to participate in advising, mentoring, and instruction of graduate students and residents. The successful candidate will have responsibility for a portion of the VDL service/outreach activities, including marketing. Scholarly activity is expected including presentation at local, regional and national meetings, collaborative research, publication and active participation in laboratory test development and innovation.
Doctorate -Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Other -Board certification or board-eligibility
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; advanced (MS or PhD) degree in Animal Science, Nutrition, Comparative Physiology or other related fields; effective communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; ability to read, write, and understand English; demonstrated cultural competency, and commitment to a philosophy of providing excellent service in support of the VDL’s vision to be a trusted leader in diverse, innovative laboratory solutions and education for animal health partners around the globe. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
Board certification or board-eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition or 3-5 years of experience interpreting nutrition results from animal samples. Ability to analyze large datasets. Knowledge of statistics and probability important to bioinformatics research.
Required Application Materials
1.) Letter of intent detailing career goals and interests,
2.) Curriculum vitae,
3.) Copies of their diplomas, and
4.) Full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 4 individuals acting as professional references.
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Questions can be directed to John Buchweitz, PhD, DABT, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin 3/5/2019 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Summary of Health Risks
1. Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
2. TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.
3. Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.
Michigan State University has outstanding college-based and university-wide basic and translational research programs that provide ample opportunity for collaborative research with faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and with those of the two human medical schools on campus. Additional opportunities for collaboration exist close by at the University of Michigan, the Van Andel Research Institute, and other research centers. Intramural funding for research projects is excellent and available through a competitive research grant program in the College of Veterinary Medicine. A mentoring program is available to assist junior faculty in their professional development.
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