LPH Employment Opportunities
The following job opportunities are available at CULPH:
- Veterinary Pathologist
- Scientist – Clinical Microbiologist - Section Head
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Job Title: Veterinary Pathologist
Job ID: 12697
The veterinary pathologist will be responsible for a wide variety of professional and scientific activities culminating in the determination of relevant, accurate, and timely diagnoses of veterinary and zoonotic diseases. The results are to be communicated to laboratory clients, animal health regulatory officials, and public health agencies as appropriate. The incumbent accepts the joint responsibility shared throughout the laboratory to carry out responsibilities with customer service and satisfaction as well as revenue generation as high priorities.
EXAMS & EVALUATION
Performs necropsy examinations and complex histopathologic evaluations of tissues and specimens derived from all species of livestock (including poultry) and other domestic and wild animals; requests and interprets results of laboratory diagnostic tests; and assimilates information from various sources to derive relevant, accurate, and timely diagnoses. Prepares reports of results, diagnoses, and recommendations that are clearly written and informative and delivered in a timely manner through the LIMS. E/60%
Communicates with practicing veterinarians, regulatory personnel and other clients, including animal owners, representatives from commercial livestock and poultry industries, and law enforcement officials relative to diseases affecting animals and zoonotic diseases. E/10%
Abides by all policies and performs activities required under the laboratory quality program as they pertain to the assigned dutes and responsibilities and assists the technical, professional, and administrative staff in support of quality program activities throughout the laboratory. E/10%
EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Attends seminars and conferences and studies relevant literature to maintain current knowledge of emerging and infectious diseases and diagnostic methodologies. Makes presentations at professional conferences and meetings, and/or authors scientific manuscripts for publication. E/5%
Perform other duties as may be required. E/5%
Minimum Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or approval through the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. Advanced training in Veterinary Pathology (residency, Masters, PhD, extensive lab experience) Board certified in pathology (ACVP, ECVP) or board eligible.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Advanced knowledge of veterinary pathology/pathobiology with the ability to perform necropsy and histologic examinations. Knowledge of working within AAVLD guidelines (or comparable accreditation system) Must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting. Excellent written and oral communication skills
Guidelines and Supervision: Responsible for supervision of 1 lab technologist II (histotechnician) and 1 scientist (diagnostician) Responsible for overseeing day to day operations in pathology/histopathology. Responsible for timely and accurate diagnosis of animal and zoonotic diseases. Interacts with staff members at CVDC and with clients of CVDC.
Additional Comments: Required to interpret results from testing performed in pathology/histopathology sections and interpret results from ancillary testing performed in other lab sections; choose appropriate tests to allow for accurate and efficient testing of samples; must be able to troubleshoot problems related to pathology/histology processes.
PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:
Standard Hrs: 37.5 hours. Salary commensurate with education and experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references to Dr. Tim Cushing at PO Box 102406, Columbia, SC 29224-2406 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding this position may also be directed to Dr. Tim Cushing, email@example.com.
Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by: September 15, 2013 JOB LOCATION: Position located at Livestock Poultry Health, Columbia, SC.
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Job Title: Scientist – Clinical Microbiologist - Section Head
Requisition # 12476
Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center (CVDC) is a full service veterinary diagnostic laboratory located in Columbia, SC that is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. CVDC operates as the state veterinary diagnostic laboratory and plays an integral part in disease surveillance systems that helps assure a safe and adequate food supply and to protect the health and welfare of South Carolina citizens.
CVDC is seeking to find a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Clinical Microbiology Section Head.
Job duties include:
Supervise all phases of microbial, serological and molecular testing including selection of methodologies, performance standards, quality control, interpretation of results, personnel and preparation of reports.
Support the mission of SC Meat and Poultry Inspection Department through supervision of food microbiology testing performed through CVDC and insuring compliance with current FDA and USDA/FSIS regulations for microbial testing of food samples
Consult with veterinary practitioners, regulatory personnel and livestock producers regarding interpretation and significance of results and identifies diagnostic needs of laboratory clients
Study the literature and attends meetings, conferences and workshops to continuously enhance knowledge of new technologies and disease trends in animal, zoonotic and food-borne diseases
Perform testing at bench intermittently in clinical microbiology section.
Validate and implement new techniques to increase efficiency and accuracy of microbial testing procedures
Collaborate in research efforts of Clemson University and CVDC
Other duties as may be required
The successful applicant should have an advanced knowledge of microbiology and diagnostic methods. A DVM with advanced training in microbiology plus a minimum of 2 years’ experience in diagnostic microbiology is desired. Highly qualified non-DVM candidates with a PhD in a microbiology related field (bacteriology, virology, molecular biology) are also encouraged to apply. Experience managing personnel is an asset.
Candidates may find information on the position through the Clemson University Human Resources webpage (http://www.clemson.edu/employment). Applications should include a cover letter that succinctly highlights the candidate’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references and should be sent to Dr. Tim Cushing, Director CVDC, PO Box 102406, Columbia, SC 29224-2406 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of applications to assure full consideration is June 21, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Questions related to this position can be directed to Tim Cushing at email@example.com.
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status or genetic information.