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  • Academic Specialist-Outreach - Endocrinology
    College of Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    Michigan State University

    The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) (www.animalhealth.msu.edu), College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University (MSU), is seeking applicants for a specialist position in Endocrinology. This position is in the University’s Academic Specialist Continuing Appointment System. A complete description of the MSU Academic Specialist system is available at: https://www.hr.msu.edu/policies-procedures/faculty-academic-staff/academic-specialist-handbook/index.html.

    The VDL is a full-service, AAVLD-accredited laboratory and occupies a state-of-the-art facility comprising over 152,000 sq. feet of space. The Endocrinology Section has a long history of excellence and innovation, receiving over 9,100 samples per month and offering assays to assess thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, reproductive, pancreatic, pituitary, and gastric function in multiple species. The individual filling this position will join the team within the Endocrinology Section of VDL and can anticipate collaboration with a diverse group of microbiologists, pathologists, toxicologists, and nutritionists.
    Candidates must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and be eligible for Michigan Veterinary Licensure. Experience in the interpretation of results from analytical assays in the context of animal disease is required - experience with endocrine testing is preferred. Advanced study related to endocrinology or relevant board certification is helpful but not required. We are seeking an individual who is committed to understanding laboratory diagnosis of endocrine disorders and to providing excellent professional service to internal and external clients. The successful candidate will be part of the VDL team and have responsibility for a portion of the VDL service/outreach activities, including extension activities in coordination with the VDL communications manager. The primary responsibility of this position will be to interpret endocrinology test results of domestic and exotic animals, and to provide consultation to referring veterinarians (e.g., appropriate test or sample selection, test interpretation, diagnostic procedures). Other duties, dependent on candidate qualifications and interests, may include developing new tests, validation of endocrinology tests to meet accreditation standards, and participation in aligned research projects. Participation in teaching (professional and graduate students, residents) is also possible. Excellent written and especially verbal communication skills, including cultural competence, are required as this role includes frequent communication with referring veterinarians, the public, other VDL faculty, staff, and students.
    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 College of Veterinary Medicine. A mentoring program is available to assist junior faculty in their professional development.

    Required Degree: Doctorate -Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
    Desired Degree: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent

    Minimum Requirements: Candidates must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and be eligible for Michigan Veterinary Licensure. Experience in the interpretation of results from analytical assays in the context of animal disease is required - experience with endocrine testing is preferred.

    Desired Qualifications: Experience in the interpretation of results from analytical assays in the context of animal disease is required - experience with endocrine testing is preferred. Advanced study related to endocrinology or relevant board certification is helpful but not required. We are seeking an individual who is committed to understanding laboratory diagnosis of endocrine disorders and to providing excellent professional service to internal and external clients.

    Required Application Materials: Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are required to submit the following documents:
    (1) letter of intent detailing career goals and interests,
    (2) curriculum vitae,
    (3) copies of their diplomas, and
    (4) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 4 individuals acting as professional references.
    To apply to this position please go to www.career.msu.edu and reference posting number 598861

    Special Instructions: For additional information about MSU and the CVM please visit these sites:
    • MSU Academic Advancement Network http://fod.msu.edu/
    • Academic Human Resources https://www.ahr.msu.edu/
    • Family Resource Center https://www.frc.msu.edu/
    • ADVANCE ADAPP https://www.adapp-advance.msu.edu/
    • CVM Office of Diversity & Inclusion https://cvm.msu.edu/about/diversity
    • CVM Strategic Planning process https://cvm.msu.edu/curriculum-reinvention/curriculum-reinvention

    Questions can be directed to Dr. Brian Petroff, Search Committee Chair, at bpetroff@msu.edu. Review of applications will begin September 5th, 2019 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and 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.
    Review of Applications Begins On 09/05/2019

    Summary of Health Risks:
    Exposure to blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
    TB risk or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.
    Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

    Website - www.animalhealth.msu.edu

    Department Statement: Michigan State University, the pioneer land-grant school, is one of the top research universities in the world where veterinary science has been taught since its 1855 founding. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complemented by low cost of living with convenient access to large 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 lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall offers a broad variety of seasonal outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website www.puremichigan.org for more details.

    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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