Research Assistant Professor

Columbia, MO
May 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The Mutant Mouse and Rat Resource and Research Centers (MMRRC and RRRC) at the University of Missouri seek an energetic, interactive, research-oriented laboratory animal veterinarian to participate as a Research Assistant Professor (temporary, non-tenure track) in our research (primarily), service and teaching missions. Responsibilities will include the development of an independently funded research program that complements the applied and broadly applicable research mission of the MMRRC and RRRC to investigate the role of complex microbiota differences on mouse and rat model phenotypes. A smaller percentage of effort will be devoted to the establishment of collaborative research projects to develop novel and refine existing strategies to manipulate complex microbiota in rodents, provide behavioral phenotyping for collaborative projects utilizing the new MMRRC/RRRC behavioral suite, review of MMRRC and RRRC strain applications, and curation of genotype and phenotype data from accepted strains. Additionally this position will provide mentoring of residents and instruction in coursework for the post-DVM ACLAM-accredited Comparative Medicine Program and other related activities.


Qualified applicants will have a DVM from an AVMA-accredited College of Veterinary Medicine, board eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), an advanced graduate degree (PhD preferred), and experience in rodent genetics and metagenomics. Applicants must also have exceptional interpersonal skills that facilitate work in a highly interactive team of faculty, staff, and students as well as users of the MMRRC and RRRC.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials

Applicants should apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload one PDF incorporating a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, and curriculum vitae in the Resume/CV section of the online application. Please arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to Anne Chegwidden at Questions regarding the job responsibilities, application process, and application status also can be directed to Anne Chegwidden. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the VPB Departmental Office at 573-884-2444.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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