AVIAN DIAGNOSTICIAN. Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Medicine in the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) and appropriate department, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. The successful candidate will be in residence at the CAHFS facility in Turlock, CA. This laboratory receives a diversity of poultry species such as broilers, layers, turkeys, pigeons, ducks, quail, backyard chickens, and other avian species.
DVM or equivalent with advanced training in avian diseases required. Board certification or eligibility by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and/or American College of Veterinary Pathologists required. Demonstrated ability in gross pathology required. Knowledge of poultry production required. Demonstrated interest, aptitude, and capability in avian diagnostic disciplines, disease investigation and experience in diagnostic interpretation required. Ph.D. degree in veterinary pathology or related field preferred. Demonstrated ability in microscopic pathology preferred. Knowledge of quality assurance, food safety practices, molecular diagnostics and bacteriology desired. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere and to communicate effectively with the poultry industry.
The candidate will function as an avian diagnostician in a primarily poultry regional diagnostic laboratory in Turlock, CA. Interaction with veterinarians and livestock and poultry producers is required. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis of diseases affecting poultry and other avian species. The candidate will provide consultation to veterinarians and poultry producers. Have the ability to work productively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting is essential. Creative use of diagnostic case material including publication of results in appropriate journals is essential. The incumbent will have limited teaching responsibilities to veterinary students, graduate students, and residents. University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is required.
To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by March 31, 2014; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experiences pertinent to the position, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and addresses of three professional references. Application material may be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00224, or a hard copy can be sent to Dr. Richard Breitmeyer, Director, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, P.O. Box 1770, Davis, CA 95617-1770.
The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications.