Veterinary Pathologist/Assistant Research Professor - Comparative Medicine

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
The Veterinary Pathologist is immediately available in the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. The successful candidate will be responsible for CCM animal colony health surveillance/rodent health surveillance, mutant mouse phenotyping, problem-oriented examination (gross and histologic), tissue collection and histologic interpretation, and research project consultation. The incumbent provides expert supportive veterinary pathology and research services through guidance, advice and consultation with principal investigators, research scientists, faculty, students and technical research personnel on the design, conception, and proper conduct of research and on the appropriate use of diagnostic and pathology techniques associated with animal research. A commitment to academic productivity and scholarly achievement through significant contributions and participation in the educational, research, and service programs of the CCM is essential.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Veterinary pathology services and diagnostic responsibilities in the CCM and Animal Care Program (ACP);
  • Training laboratory animal medicine fellows in laboratory animal science, veterinary pathology, and research; providing in-service training for CCM/ACP staff, students, research scientists, and faculty in the humane care and use of animals; and,
  • Participation in collaborative research with institutional faculty.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Candidates must have a DVM/VMD degree, be eligible for licensure to practice in California, and be board certified or board eligible in veterinary pathology.

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Advanced training and evidence of productivity in collaborative research are highly desirable.
  • Board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathology with experience interpreting rodent pathology and demonstrated ability to publish scientific findings is strongly preferred.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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