Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Oncology
March 7, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Medical Oncology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This 12-month position is offered as a clinical track position. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team in a new facility located within the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s new biomedical research building in Roanoke. This innovative clinical and research center represents a collaboration between the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine embracing a true One-Health concept. The successful candidate will join an oncology team that will include two other medical oncologists, a radiation oncologist and a dedicated surgeon. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the relocation and expansion of the medical oncology service from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg, into the integrated cancer center in the Roanoke facility. The Roanoke facility will serve as a premier small animal medical center that provides exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. This program will distinguish itself nationally by forming the nexus between human and veterinary medical clinical and translational research with a defined niche on cancers of the brain (primary and secondary). Roanoke is the largest city in southwest Virginia and is 45 minutes from Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg. There are regularly scheduled shuttles with Wi-Fi that travel between the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses. Occasional travel may be required.
Responsibilities: -The primary job responsibility will be to expand the clinical service with an emphasis on clinical translational research and clinical trials. -Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities. -Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in oncology. Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional DVM students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines, as well as laboratory instruction, where applicable. -The applicant must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching. -Contribution to collaborative and translational research involving but not limited to veterinary clinicians, human physicians, and medical and scientific researchers.
Required Qualifications: -DVM or equivalent degree. Employer will accept degree that is equivalent to DVM or foreign equivalent of DVM. -Successful completion of an ACVIM-approved medical oncology residency. -Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: -Diplomate status with ACVIM. -Interest and experience in clinical or translational research. -Leadership record.
Contact: Dr. Shawna Klahn at 540-231-4621. Apply at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/84588
About Virginia Tech
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is located at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.