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Job ID: 157542

Clinical Diagnostic Bacteriologist
University of California, Davis

Date Posted Apr. 16, 2021
Title Clinical Diagnostic Bacteriologist
University University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, United States
Department California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Molecular Biosciences/Microbiology

Clinical Diagnostic Bacteriologist. Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Bacteriology in the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) and Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. The candidate will function as a diagnostic bacteriologist in the CAHFS laboratory located on the UC Davis campus. The incumbent provides scientific and procedural oversight for bacteriology, mycology and parasitology testing performed in all four CAHFS laboratory locations. The diagnostic caseload includes predominantly livestock and avian species with an emphasis of disease conditions affecting food animal species. Interaction with veterinarians, producers, and national networks (e.g., NAHLN, VetLIRN) is an integral part of this position. Creative use of diagnostic case material and development of innovative approaches in diagnostic bacteriology resulting in peer-reviewed publication is essential. The incumbent will have limited teaching activities, which may include didactic and case-based presentations to veterinary students, graduate students, and residents as well as outreach activities for client education. University and public service through departmental, school and university committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate activities is required.

DVM with advanced degree or training in bacteriology required. Two years of experience in diagnostic bacteriology preferred. Board certification or eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Microbiology preferred. Mycology and parasitology experience preferred. Demonstrated interest in avian and/or livestock diseases required. Demonstrated ability in traditional microbial isolation and identification, including technological advances in classical microbiology, as well as experience in molecular diagnostics required. Demonstrated interest, aptitude, and capability in advancing microbial diagnostic disciplines, disease investigation, and diagnostic interpretation required. 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 May 31, 2021; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experiences, career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of diversity and inclusion; and 4) the names and addresses of five professional references. Application material is to be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at

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Contact Information

  • Sharon Hein
    California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System
    University of California, Davis
    PO Box 1770
    Davis, CA 95617
  • 530-752-3652


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