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Clinical Instructor - One Health Rabies Laboratory Section Head
University of Missouri-Columbia

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2021
Title Clinical Instructor - One Health Rabies Laboratory Section Head
University University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, United States
Department Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Molecular Biosciences/Microbiology
    Clinical/Medical Sciences
    Biomedical Sciences
    Animal Sciences
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Job Description:
The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL), Department of Veterinary Pathobiology is searching a full-time faculty member to serve as the One Health Laboratory Section Head. This position will be responsible for establishing a One Health Lab, obtaining CLIA certification and additional federal and international certifications that are needed to conduct animal rabies diagnostic testing, human rabies titer testing, certifying pets for travel, and evaluating vaccine efficacy and prophylaxis biologics. This position will also be involved in teaching veterinary professional students, training diagnostic residents, and engaging public to promote Rabies awareness.

Minimum Qualifications:
Hold an earned doctoral degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution and:
Be certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology, the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, the American Board of Bioanalysts, or the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, or have at least one year experience directing or supervising non-waived testing.

Application Materials:
Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent stating career goals and current expertise, diversity and inclusion statement, a curriculum vitae, and the names, mailing addresses, and contact information for three references.

Application materials and CV must be submitted online at

Please contact Dr. Shuping Zhang, search committee chair, with any questions.
Phone: (573) 882-6811

Application Deadline:
Screening and review of applications shall begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefit Eligibility:
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Columbia Missouri Information:
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

  • Diversity Commitment:
    The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

    To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

    To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

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Contact Information

  • Kirk Thompson
    Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
    University of Missouri-Columbia
    901 E. Campus Loop
    Columbia, MO 65211
    Columbia, MO 65211
  • 573-882-6811


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