Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
14 days ago
Job Function
Additional Opportunities


Job Description

The Department of Research and Graduate Studies of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine restricted Research Assistant Professor faculty position available, focusing on large animal disease investigations. This position will work primarily from the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in Blacksburg, with occasional travel to one or more of the VDACS regional animal health laboratories (RAHLs) and farm travel for herd evaluation and sample collection. The primary job responsibility will be to provide disease investigation for the AAVLD accredited Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services (ViTALS) and VDACS. ViTALS, RAHLs, and VDACS diagnostic laboratories' combined clients include the CVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital, livestock and poultry producers, and veterinary clinics in the state of Virginia and surrounding states. The candidate will be joining a progressive department and college that have a strong microbiology-oriented faculty. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong record of accomplishments in microbiology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust microbiology program. The successful candidate will also contribute to the scholarship effort of the department. Evidence of research experience in the following areas is especially encouraged: toxicology, infectious diseases, diagnostic testing, and vaccine development.

Required Qualifications

-DVM or equivalent and Ph.D. in Microbiology, epidemiology, toxicology, or related field;
-Must possess laboratory skills
-Excellent interpersonal, Creativity, independence, and high motivation and good communication skills.
-Excellent organizational, time management, and multitasking skills.
-Capable of working a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

- Prior research experience in the following areas: epidemiology, toxicology, infectious diseases,
diagnostic testing, and vaccine development.
- Experience in developing publications or experience preparing materials for proposal submissions

Pay Band

Faculty; Salary

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dr. Margie Lee at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 10, 2024
Applications close:

Job ID: 73858329
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