LPH Employment Opportunities

The following job opportunity is available at CULPH:

Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Director/Pathologist
Job ID: 13307
Full/Part Time: Full-time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Qualifies for designated shortage situation (Type III) in South Carolina under the VMLRP with NIFA.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

1. JOB PURPOSE

As a veterinary pathologist, the incumbent is 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 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.  As Director, incumbent has supervisory responsibility over day to day operations of CVDC including direct supervision of section heads.  Director is responsible for strategic planning for CVDC.

2. JOB FUNCTIONS

EXAMS/EVALUATIONS
Performs necropsy examinations and complex histopathological 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/50%

MANAGEMENT
Perform administrative duties and oversight as required for efficient operation of CVDC including but not limited to budget, personnel needs and evaluation, supplies/equipment needs and procurement.  Works to increase revenue streams through services. Conducts and collaborates on projects to enhance the economic viability of the lab. Serve as lead contact with AAVLD Accreditation Committee on matters of accreditation.  E/25%

QUALITY CONTROL
Ensure operation of an effective Quality System at CVDC in coordination with the Quality Manager.  E/10%

COLLABORATION
Communicates with all clients and other members of the public relative to diseases affecting animals and zoonotic diseases.  E/5%

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Participate in organizations, committees, seminars and conferences and studies relevant literature to maintain current knowledge of emerging and infectious diseases, diagnostic methodologies and new technologies.  E/5%

OTHER DUTIES
Perform other duties as may be required.  M/5%

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
DVM or equivalent degree from a AVMA accredited veterinary college, or through the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates; a minimum of 5 years experience in diagnostic veterinary medicine; and Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology by ACVP.

PREFERRED IN ADDITION TO MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Administrative experience as Section Head, Assistant Lab Director or Lab Director along with possessing Masters and Doctoral degrees in relevant academic areas.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
This job requires a high degree of training in the specialty field of veterinary pathology that can be gained by residency pathology programs, veterinary college education and practice experience. The employee should be proficient in performing post mortem examinations of livestock, evaluating tissues histologically, and assimilating data and ancillary information to derive relevant and accurate diagnoses. The employee should be able to propose, plan, and execute funded research regularly. Verbal and written communication skills must be excellent.

GUIDELINES AND SUPERVISION:
The individual works independently and requires little supervision, with a high degree of responsibility for accuracy and reliability in the determination of disease diagnosis. The individual has a high degree of responsibility for providing accurate, reliable, and timely results and service to clients in a laboratory setting which depends on revenue for the majority of its support.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
The employee works in a laboratory operating under BSL-2 guidelines including requiring personal protective wear, in an environment that contains infectious agents. Minor lifting and physical dexterity with necropsy equipment is required. Occasional travel overnight to attend training and meetings is also required. Subject to emergency duty as requested by State Vet.

PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:
Standard Hrs: 37.5; 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. Patty Scharko, Search Committee Chair, Extension Veterinarian, PO Box 102406, Columbia, SC  29224-2406, Phone:  803-726-7803. pschark@clemson.edu.   Questions may also be directed to: Dr. Boyd Parr, State Veterinarian, 803-726-7813.  bparr@clemson.edu.

Position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration submit application prior to June 15, 2014.

JOB LOCATION:    Off Campus at Livestock Poultry Health, Columbia, SC

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CLOSING STATEMENT:   Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.