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Job ID: 236241

Diagnostic Pathologist.
University of California, Davis

Date Posted May 16, 2024
Title Diagnostic Pathologist.
University University of California, Davis
Davis , CA, United States
Department California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab
Application Deadline Open till filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Pathology/Pathobiology

Diagnostic Pathologist.  Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Pathology in the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) and Department of Pathology Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. The successful candidate will be in residence at the CAHFS laboratory on the UC Davis campus. The candidate will function primarily as a diagnostic pathologist in the CAHFS laboratory located on the UC Davis campus.  The diagnostic caseload includes a variety of livestock, avian and wildlife species with an emphasis on disease conditions affecting food animal species.  Interaction with veterinarians, owners and livestock producers is an integral part of this position.:  Creative use of diagnostic case material including publication of results in appropriate journals is essential.  The successful candidate will have daily interaction with local resident and limited teaching responsibilities to veterinary and graduate students.  University and public service through departmental, school and university committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate activities is required.



DVM or equivalent degree with experience in mammalian/avian diseases required. Board certification or eligibility for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) required. Appointment renewal to the 4th year requires ACVP or ECVP board certification. Demonstrated ability in diagnostic anatomic pathology and applied research required. Demonstrated experience in diagnostic disciplines, disease investigation and experience in diagnostic interpretation required. Advanced degree in veterinary pathology or related field preferred. Knowledge of quality assurance, molecular diagnostics and bacteriology desired.  The successful candidate will have: i) excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with veterinarians, producers and government agencies; ii) client-focused, service-oriented approach to diagnostics; iii) demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and iv) demonstrated (or potential) accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting faculty who will contribute substantively to diversity.


To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by June 30, 2024; position open until filled.  Interested applicants should submit: i) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experiences, career goals; ii) curriculum vitae; iii) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of diversity and inclusion; and iv) the names and contact information of five professional references. Application material is to be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at

  • We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Contact Information

  • Jackie Jaskowiak
    California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab
    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA
  • 530 752-4397


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