The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL), Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri is seeking a qualified candidate for an analytical chemist to supervise and manage the Chemistry-Toxicology Analytical Laboratory in the VMDL. This full-time faculty appointment will be hired at the level of Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The VMDL is the only full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians in the state of Missouri. The VMDL is a Level I Lab of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network and Tier I Lab of FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). The VMDL is composed of eight diagnostic service sections: anatomic pathology, avian pathology, bacteriology, clinical pathology, histopathology, molecular biology, serology and toxicology. The anatomic pathology section currently has 6 pathologists. The successful candidate will share responsibilities in diagnostic service with the team of anatomic pathologists, participate in teaching of veterinary professional and graduate curricula, training residents, and supporting MU research community. For a tenure track position, active scholarly program and extramural funding are expected.
Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, FTE: 1.0
Term of Appointment: 12 months
Tenure Status: Clinical Track
Home Department: Biomedical Sciences/Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Diagnostic Service: 0.6 FTE. Responsibilities include 1) purchasing and maintaining an appropriate inventory of essential supplies and equipment, 2) participating in the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) quality system to maintain laboratory accreditation, 3) working with a Toxicology Section Head to provide quality service to veterinarians, extension agents, farmers, and feed manufacturers within and outside of the state of Missouri, 4) maintaining great working relationships with other veterinary toxicology laboratories in the US by participating in collaborative studies and new method development, 5) supervising and mentoring one full-time research specialist and several part-time and/or student employees.
Research: 0.4 FTE. Responsibilities include 1) forming research collaborations with investigators at the University of Missouri and/or other universities in the U.S. and abroad, as well as researchers in industry and government regulatory agencies and 2) establishing individual research projects by applying their expertise in analytical chemistry.
Candidate must have a PhD degree and at least five years of analytical experience involving a wide variety of extraction and separation techniques, as well as utilization and maintenance of analytical instrumentation, including HPLC, HPLC/MS/MS, GC/MS/MS, AAS, and ICP/OES and/or ICP/MS. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Team spirit is expected.
Interested individuals should submit a letter stating career goals and current expertise, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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