The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) at Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are seeking applications for a full-time Health Programs (HP) track faculty appointment in the area of endocrinology. Health Programs positions are unique to MSU’s medical colleges and support clinical research, diagnostic service, and teaching. The HP appointment system provides for flexibility and can be tailored to the specific interests and strengths of the candidate, although an approximate 50% service commitment is expected. (See https://www.hr.msu.edu/documents/facacadhandbooks/healthproghandbook/index.htm).
Candidates must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree. A PhD or board certification is preferred but not required. Experience in the interpretation of results from analytical assays in the context of animal disease is required – experience with endocrine testing is preferred. Experience working within a quality management system would be advantageous. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as cultural competence, are required.
The successful candidate will share responsibility for providing outstanding client services within the Endocrinology Section of the VDL including advising clients regarding test selection and interpretation of test results. In addition, the successful candidate will have a role in maintaining the Endocrinology Section at the forefront of veterinary endocrinology by identifying and developing new test offerings and by marketing existing tests to internal and external clients. Position responsibilities also include teaching and training professional (preclinical, and clinical) and/or graduate students in CVM programs.
Applicants appointed in the HP system are expected to support the research missions of the college through any of MSU's exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Publication of materials related to the service assignments (e.g., new test methods, case reports) and participation in collaborative research are expected. Expansion of research and service capabilities within the Endocrinology section would be welcome. Although the primary service, research, and teaching responsibilities of the candidate will reside in the endocrinology section, there is the possibility for participation in other service areas of the CVM for candidates who are interested in such activities.
This position offers a unique opportunity to combine diagnostic service, teaching and research in endocrinology. One of the country’s premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, the VDL provides full service laboratory support to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center as well as to clients nationally and internationally. The service offers a wide range of assays to assess thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, reproductive, pancreatic, pituitary, and gastric function. The individuals filling these positions will join a team within the Endocrinology Section of the VDL and can anticipate collaboration with a diverse group of scientists including microbiologists, pathologists, toxicologists, and nutritionists. 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 CVM. A department-based formal mentoring program is available to assist junior faculty in their professional development.
Starting salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including: (1) letter of intent detailing career goals and interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copies of their diplomas, and (4) names and contact information of 4 individuals acting as references to https://jobs.msu.edu referencing posting number 581634.
MSU is an AA/EOE. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Candidates must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree. Experience in the interpretation of results from analytical assays in the context of animal disease is required – experience with endocrine testing is preferred. Experience working within a quality management system would be advantageous. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as cultural competence, are required.
A PhD or board certification is preferred but not required. Experience in the interpretation of results from analytical assays in the context of animal disease is required – experience with endocrine testing is preferred. Experience working within a quality management system would be advantageous.
Required Application Materials
(1) letter of intent detailing career goals and interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copies of their diplomas, and (4) names and contact information of 4 individuals acting as references
Questions can be directed to Dr. Brian Petroff, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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