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Asst/Assoc/Full Prof Neurology

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on October 18, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full time tenure-track faculty position in neurology. This position is part of a university wide emphasis on exploring the dynamic nature of the brain as it changes and adapts across the lifespan and to a variety of different contexts. The Virginia Tech Adaptive Brain and Behavior (ABB) destination area brings together professors, researchers, and students in a transdisciplinary approach to apply our understanding of the brain to improve quality of life. This center will embrace a true one health concept using research and application of advanced technology as the nexus between human and veterinary medicine and represents a collaboration between the FBRI and the college. The oncology service will be moved from Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg to the Comparative Oncology Research Center in Roanoke to take advantage of this collaboration and build on Virginia Tech's research strengths in neuro-oncology and oncology. It will be distinguished nationally by creating a truly integrative environment for cancer research with a defined niche on cancers of the brain (primary and secondary) and other types of cancers afflicting humans and companion animals. The successful candidate will join a team of 2 medical oncologists, 1 oncologic surgeon and 3 neurologists. A 3rd medical oncologist is planned with the opening of the new facility in 2020.
The Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) located in Roanoke, VA, expected to open in the summer of 2020. The CORC is an innovative partnership between the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI) at Virginia Tech Carilion and the College of Veterinary Medicine. State of the art equipment at the new facility will include a linear accelerator with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), CT, high field MR and PET. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with multiple teams of basic and translational NIH funded brain researchers in the FBRI as well as human neurologist and neurosurgeon physician researchers. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, as an independent investigator, a clinical and/or translational research program capable of obtaining extramural funding to contribute to research programs within the Department, College, CORC, the FBRI and the University.
Responsibilities: Research responsibilities will be 50% and will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate but will include independent, collaborative and/or translational research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within ongoing research programs and contribute to the scholarly achievements of the research team.
Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in neurology and related disciplines, provide clinical instruction of professional students in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and provide neurology training of interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the research mentoring of VTCSOM medical students and graduate (MS and PhD) students in the Translational Biology, Medicine and Health (TBMH) program.
The neurology service has an established residency training program and the successful candidate would share responsibilities associated with resident training.
Service responsibilities will include the direction of the clinical neurology service in Blacksburg (both medical and surgical), consultations with other services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and CORC, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
Service responsibilities will also include participation in emergency services. This responsibility will be shared with three other faculty neurologists (ACVIM Diplomates).

The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

Required Qualifications

DVM or equivalent degree, will accept degree that is equivalent to DVM or foreign equivalent of DVM

Board certification in Veterinary Neurology (ACVIM or ECVN) is desirable; however, candidates who have recently completed an approved residency and are board eligible are encouraged to apply.

Good interpersonal skills and team player

Preferred Qualifications

ACVIM sub-specialty of neurology or ECVN Diplomate status|Advanced Degree (MS, PhD)
Clinical experience in small animal neurology
Experience in teaching
Research experience
Track record of scholarly activity



Review Date

Nov 18, 2019

Additional Information

You must attach CV, cover letter and list of references.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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