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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 10046059
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Agriculture, Health Care Professional, Health Care Support, Veterinary/Animal Care, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Diagnostic & Client Services Veterinarian

Position Summary

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: Diagnostic and Client Services Veterinarian, Academic Specialist

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a Diagnostic and Client Services Veterinarian in the University’s Academic Specialist Continuing Appointment System (https://www.hr.msu.edu/policies-procedures/faculty-academic-staff/academic-specialist-handbook/index.html). This position is designed to provide diagnostic consultation for VDL clients; facilitate communication between veterinarians and VDL laboratorians; and enhance client education and outreach. As a core member of the VDL Management Team, the incumbent will supervise the receiving and client support services teams and will report to the VDL Director. Applicants for the position must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree.

Ideal candidates will have significant experience in a clinical setting; experience working in a diagnostic laboratory is desirable but not required. The incumbent is expected to have a heavy emphasis on diagnostic efficiency and customer service, and a keen interest in supporting the outreach and education missions of the CVM. A strong commitment to providing outstanding diagnostic service for all VDL clients including colleagues within the MSU Veterinary Medical Center, private veterinary practitioners, animal industry, and state and federal partners who submit diagnostic samples through the VDL is required. Experience supervising diverse teams is desirable. Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills are required.

The incumbent will serve as a liaison between VDL diagnostic sections (anatomic and clinical pathology, endocrinology, toxicology, nutrition, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology) and Registration Order Entry (ROE) and Client Service Center (CSC) to facilitate communication and increase efficiencies across different sections of the laboratory; to evaluate adequacy and quality of submitted samples; to answer client and staff questions in regard to sample type and desired tests; and to represent the VDL in outreach and client education.

In addition, the incumbent will supervise the ROE team and provide real-time feedback regarding sample quality as well as training for new team members; supervise the CSC team and triage diagnostic questions; provide guidance to clients and pet owners; work closely with referring veterinarians, producers, government agencies, and other laboratories; lead trainings with veterinarians and producers to review appropriate sample types, submission guidelines, and shipping requirements; perform outreach with clinicians, veterinary paraprofessionals and producers to provide updates on new and current VDL diagnostic tests and to learn about emerging testing needs; work closely with the Quality Assurance Manager to ensure regulatory compliance with accreditation standards and develop new procedures and policies as needed; participate in and ensure compliance with biosafety and bio­security programs; and other duties as assigned by the VDL Director. Opportunities to participate in developmental or research activities and/or teaching of professional and graduate students may be considered dependent on candidate qualifications and interests.

The college's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at https://cvm.msu.edu/about/strategic-planning-2021-26/goals to learn about the college’s goals, strategies, and progress.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, and provided opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Michigan State University is located on one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses. The University has a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is home to a diverse international community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes, artists, scientists, teachers, and leaders. East Lansing's collegiate atmosphere is complimented by low cost of living with convenient access to neighboring cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public-school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lake shores, world-class golf courses, and four seasons offers a broad variety of outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website https://www.michigan.org for more details.

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Women and individuals from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Degree

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree in veterinary medicine

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Clinical experience in companion, equine, or food animal practice.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Problem solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions.
  • Pleasant, proactive personality with the ability to handle demanding situations, quickly adapt to address changing circumstances and personalities, and work as a team.
  • Ability to plan and make decisions often without instruction or supervision.

Desired Qualifications

  • Two years of work experience in a diagnostic laboratory and/or a broad understanding of diagnostic laboratories.
  • Internal medicine or herd health experience.
  • MS or PhD in an applicable scientific discipline.
  • Internship and/or residency training.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Veterinary Medicine

Minimum Requirements

Required Degree

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree in veterinary medicine

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Clinical experience in companion, equine, or food animal practice.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Problem solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions.
  • Pleasant, proactive personality with the ability to handle demanding situations, quickly adapt to address changing circumstances and personalities, and work as a team.
  • Ability to plan and make decisions often without instruction or supervision.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

  • Two years of work experience in a diagnostic laboratory and/or a broad understanding of diagnostic laboratories.
  • Internal medicine or herd health experience.
  • MS or PhD in an applicable scientific discipline.
  • Internship and/or residency training.

Required Application Materials

To apply, go to: https://careers.msu.edu. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information (email and telephone number) for three professional references who will be asked to evaluate the candidate's interpersonal and communication skills, diagnostic acumen, and educational attributes. Candidates must also include a letter of intent specifying their professional experience, specific strengths related to the position, career goals, and commitment to diagnostic service and outreach. Candidates are asked to provide a diversity statement that identifies their strengths, experiences, and plans as it relates to their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

 

 

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Special Instructions

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Informal inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Jacob, are welcome by email (jacobs67@msu.edu) or phone (517.353.5068).  Review of applications will be initiated as of July 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Review of Applications Begins On

07/15/2022

Summary of Physical Demands

Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Bending

Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to unfixed animal tissue

Website

https://cvm.msu.edu/vdl

Department Statement

The VDL is a premier veterinary diagnostic laboratory for companion animals and horses as well as for livestock, laboratory, zoo, and wildlife species. The VDL performs more than one million tests per year on samples submitted from across the state of Michigan, the United States, and more than 25 countries. It has outstanding veterinary medical professionals and facilities and is world-renowned for expertise in endocrinology and cancer diagnostics.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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