Postdoctoral Research Associate â Swine Medicine Education Center
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) and Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine department at Iowa State Universityâs College of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications for two post- DVM, Postdoctoral Research Associates. These positions are located in Ames, Iowa, and are at the center of swine medicine in the United States. Successful applicants would routinely interact with the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, state and federal animal health agencies, the majority of the top twenty- five pork production companies in the U.S., and a wide range of international veterinarians, scientists and producers. The successful applicants will be involved in clinical instruction of domestic and international veterinary students, applied research focused on swine medicine, and field investigations of disease outbreaks in client herds.
The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching, applied research to support SMEC objectives, and clinical practice including field investigations supporting veterinarians and swine producers in the United States.
Concurrently, the pursuit of an appropriate graduate degree (M.S. or PhD, as appropriate) and/or specialty board certification is expected, and the costs of graduate study are covered in addition to the provided base salary and benefits. Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) Postdocs have been among the first to investigate field cases of Seneca Valley Virus, are leaders in developing an infectious lameness model, and published the first study demonstrating NSAID delivery to piglets through the sowâs milk. SMEC is a unique collaboration between the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, AMVC in Audubon, Iowa, and swine medicine stakeholders throughout the United States. The mission of SMEC is to collect and synthesize the best practices for clinical swine medicine and to translate and disseminate those practices to stakeholders who can apply them to improve swine health, ensure pork safety, maintain sustainability, and conserve resources. Â
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Â 1) Graduation from an AVMA accredited veterinary college by June 1, 2021;Â
2) Eligible for State of Iowa Veterinary Licensure on or before the first day of employment;
3) Eligible for Category II Veterinary Accreditation under the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program on or before the first day of employment;
4) Have and maintain a valid U.S. state driverâs license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles on or before the first day of employment;Â 5) Demonstrated focus on swine veterinary medicine
1) Experience working or practicing veterinary medicine in veterinary practice; 2) Experience working or practicing veterinary medicine in the swine industry
Proposed Start Date:
June 1, 2021
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
May 31, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed. Â
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.