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Clinical Pathology Laboratory Faculty Section Head

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Job no: 511527
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About this Role:

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) within the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University invite applications for a clinical track position as Clinical Pathology Laboratory Faculty Section Head (rank Clinical Associate or Full Professor) in the field of veterinary clinical pathology.  KSVDL is a full-service, AAVLD-accredited laboratory, offering a complete range of diagnostic services for all species.  The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology consists of full time faculty with expertise in pathology, immunology and infectious disease, epidemiology, toxicology, and oncology. Currently, the KSVDL Clinical Pathology Laboratory houses the KSVDL Comparative Hematology Laboratory and the diagnostic arm of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Duties / Responsibilities:

The candidate will join a team of two clinical pathologists, seven full-time licensed medical and/or veterinary technologists, three clinical pathology residents, and two diagnostic medicine interns, in addition to the faculty of KSVDL.  This position carries an appointment of 85% diagnostic service.  Diagnostic service responsibilities will primarily focus on laboratory management, with an emphasis on quality management in accordance with AAVLD and ASVCP guidelines while working closely with the Clinical Pathology Laboratory Supervisor.  As laboratory section head this individual oversees daily operation of the section and personnel.  In addition, quality management duties will include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing strategies for test validation, test verification, species-specific reference interval establishment, laboratory process improvement, and documentation. A smaller portion of the diagnostic service responsibilities will include routine clinical pathology activities such as timely evaluation and interpretation of cytology, hematology, chemistry, fluid, and serum protein electrophoresis samples and consultation with clinicians, house officers, and veterinary students. Clinical pathologists with a service appointment also provide year-round after-hours and STAT services for the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Health Center. The remaining 15% of the appointment is divided between clinical teaching and mentorship (mentoring of residents and interns) and other scholarly activities. Opportunities exist for collaborative and clinical investigative research. The chosen candidate is expected to follow the KSVDL quality management system documents and processes and the AAVLD Standard.  Information regarding opportunities within KSVDL and Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology is available on our web sites (http://www.ksvdl.org) and (http://www.vet.ksu.edu/depts/dmp/).

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD, or equivalent)
  • Board certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) and/or 5+ years in veterinary clinical laboratory management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated collaborative research efforts and experience with diagnostic immunophenotyping via flow cytometry preferred

Other Qualifications:

  • All K-State employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless granted an exemption by the university) by December 8, 2021 or by their first day of employment, whichever is later, pursuant to the federal executive order for federal contractors.  To learn more about this requirement and potential exemptions, please visit K-State’s COVID-19 website.
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, evidence of effective teamwork, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community
  • The chosen candidate for the position will be required to pursue Kansas veterinary licensure through the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners
  • The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

How to Apply:

Submit the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Letter summarizing career goals
  3. Contact information of three professional references 

Review of Applications Begins:

Application review process will commence October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Brandy Kastl (bckastl@vet.k-state.edu).

College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kansas State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution located in Manhattan, KS; a community of approximately 52,000 situated in the scenic Flint Hills.  Kansas State University boasts several federal and regional centers including NBAF (National Bio and Agro-defense Facility), CEEZAD (Center of Excellent for Emerging Zoonotic Animal Diseases), ABADRU (Arthopod-borne Animal Diseases Research Unit), BRI (Biosecurity Research Institute), CEVBD (Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases) and the Johnson Cancer Research Center, representing potential areas for collaboration. Manhattan, KS, nicknamed “Manhappiness,” consistently ranks as one of the top college-towns in the nation offering a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities in a friendly and progressive community. Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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