Job Summary: The Comparative Pathologist provides pathology services and academic research collaboration in support of the UC Denver Animal Care and Use program through the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources and the Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine. The Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) is the administrative arm of the UC Denver Animal Care and Use Program with specific responsibility for regulatory requirements, veterinary oversight of animal care, laboratory animal pathology and diagnostics, provision for training needs in appropriate animal care and use, IACUC support and the organizational point of contact for extra-mural animal related interactions (AAALAC, USDA, OLAW, public, etc.) The Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine is a "hybrid" basic science and clinical department. Both administrative and academic units are based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, a northeastern suburb of Denver, Colorado. The Pathology Department seeks to establish more active partnerships through the community, the region and the profession as it grows to provide value based medicine, focused on the origins of human disease. The Department of Pathology and OLAR seek to establish a new program in comparative pathology which will be developed into a graduate program. This position will serve the pathology needs of researchers using animal models at the UCD and establish a reference veterinary pathology laboratory which will service the veterinary community at large on a fee for service basis. In developing such a resource, the veterinary pathologist will also develop, with other faculty members of the Department of Pathology, the School of Medicine and OLAR veterinarians, a graduate course in comparative pathology and animal modeling with the future establishment of the graduate curriculum in comparative pathology. This position will also provide pathological expertise and phenotyping of genetically manipulated animals as a service or as a collaborator with individual researchers. This position is expected to perform collaborative research with research faculty in the area of personal expertise and interest. However, a focus in cancer research is highly desired. The individual in this position will continually promote the fusion of laboratory animal and veterinary pathology and medicine with human pathology in a comparative model.
Posting Description: The Department of Pathology and the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine is seeking an academic, Board Certified (ACVP), Comparative Pathologist to provide pathology expertise and diagnostic services and collaborate in research involving numerous animal species. This position will support the UC Denver Animal Care and Use program with specific responsibility for laboratory animal pathology and diagnostics, and the provision of training needs in appropriate animal care and use. Faculty of the Department of Pathology includes veterinarians, clinical and anatomic pathologists and research scientists focused on cancer biology. In collaboration with OLAR, the department seeks to establish a more active partnership through a new program in comparative pathology, to be developed into a graduate degree granting program. This position will serve as a comparative pathologist for researchers using animal models at UCD and affiliate institutions and the veterinary community, by establishing a fee for service reference veterinary pathology service. This positino will also assist in the phenotyping of genetically manipulated animals as a core service or collaborator. A focus or interest in Cancer Biology is highly desired. The position requires a D.V.M. or equivalent from an AVMA-Accredited School of Veterinary Medicine or an equivalent foreign degree, training and experience in laboratory animal pathology and model systems and be a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. An advanced degree (MS or PhD), experience with genetically engineered rodents, experimental cancer pathology, documented research experience and academic credentials with teaching experience is highly desired. The position will be located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO (in the Denver Metro area). Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F01697. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/. The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications: D.V.M. or equivalent from an AVMA-Accredited School of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent foreign degree. Previous training and experience in laboratory animal pathology and interest in experimental pathology Board Certification or eligible in anatomic pathology (ACVP or ECVP)
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures. Knowledge of animal husbandry requirements, methods, and techniques. Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise. Knowledge of animal surgical techniques. Ability to assess and treat medical conditions in a wide variety of animals. Ability to maintain safety and infection control standards. Comprehensive knowledge of the federal regulatory requirements as they pertain to the use of animals in biomedical research. Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborations and working relationships with a variety of persons, internal and external to the Institution. Leadership skills for effective planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation. Ability to work effectively under general direction or guidelines with minimal supervision or instruction. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Desired Qualifications: Advanced Degree (MD,or PhD) Experience, expertise and interest in phenotyping and pathological evaluation of genetically engineered rodents Expertise or interest in cancer pathology Documented research in significant publications in laboratory animal pathology Academic credentials with teaching experience and participation in mentoring graduate students
Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus