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Research Positions

Clinical Pathology Lecturer Position


Posting date: June 6, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for a full time, 12-month position in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the rank of Lecturer, with the eventual goal of filling a more long-term position. The start date is flexible, with a goal start date of no later than mid-September 2017.

The University of Pennsylvania veterinary hospital is one of the nation’s busiest veterinary teaching hospitals with close to 33,000 small animal and exotic animal patient visits each year. The clinical pathology service’s busy caseload, comprised of cases from the small and large animal hospitals, exotic animal patients, local practices, zoo animals, and research cases, as well as the close interaction with the anatomic pathology service provide rewarding diagnostic challenges and a perfect opportunity to hone one’s diagnostic skill set. The successful candidate would join two other enthusiastic, supportive clinical pathologists and a fun, highly-skilled group of clinical pathology laboratory technicians, all a part of a larger, collaborative and cohesive diagnostic service with microbiology, parasitology, and anatomic pathology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active involvement in the diagnostic work-up of cases from a clinical pathology perspective
  • Interpret cytology and hematology specimens with timely preparation of pathology reports.
  • Assist in training and teaching of both veterinary students and residents.
  • Provide training and technical guidance to laboratory personnel in proper specimen processing and assessment techniques.
  • Participate in quality assurance and quality control programs.
  • Assist with development of laboratory methods and procedures.
  • Promote departmental comradery and develop diagnostic skills through regular participation in hospital and departmental rounds and continuing education.

Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD or equivalent degree
  • Specialist qualification in veterinary clinical pathology ACVP or ECVP
  • Applicants with imminent prospects of board certification will also be considered (e.g. candidates sitting boards this year or third year residents wishing to complete their third year at the University of Pennsylvania).
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to providing a quality product to submitting veterinarians and patients
  • A collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter specifying career goals, and contact information for three references. Please send all materials and/or inquiries via email to either Koranda Walsh at koranda@upenn.edu or Nicole Weinstein at nweinste@upenn.edu.

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.




Research Associate Position Available


Posting date: June 1, 2017

A Research Associate Position is available to study gene therapy for neurogenetic diseases. Applicants must have a PhD degree and extensive experience in animal models of neurological diseases, AAV gene therapy vectors, neuropathology, molecular and cellular biology, or MRS & DTI.

The specific project will involve:

  1. Evaluating the properties of novel AAV vectors for targeting specific diseased cells.
  2. Analysis of treated tissues by genetic, molecular, cellular and histopathological methods.
  3. Analysis of clinical responses including dose-response and pharmacokinetic properties.
  4. Involvement in non-invasive analysis by MRI methods of treatments in the CNS.

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Dr. John H. Wolfe, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, jhwolfe@vet.upenn.edu.

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.



Research Associate Position Available


Posting date May 25, 2017
Apply by June 25, 2017

A Research Associate Position is available to study the role of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels in schistosomes, parasitic flatworms that cause schistosomiasis. Applicants must have a PhD degree and extensive experience in schistosome biology and physiology, ion channel pharmacology, cell culture, molecular biology, calcium imaging, and analysis of parasite motility and other behaviors. The specific project will focus on:

  1. Determining the role that Schistosoma mansoni TRP channels play in the schistosome life cycle, including in parasite-host interactions.
  2. Using functional expression to test whether atypical pharmacological sensitivities of schistosome TRP channels are mediated specifically by those channels
  3. Elucidating the role of an intracellular schistosome TRP channel in endolysosomal functions, including nutrient acquisition and autophagy

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Dr. Robert Greenberg, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, rgree@vet.upenn.edu.

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.




Research Associate Position Available:

A Research Associate position is available with the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions at PennVet to study the role of the gut microbiome on intestinal inflammation and chronic intestinal disease.

 

Applicants must have a PhD degree and at least 4 years of post-doctoral experience working in microbiology, culture-independent microbiome assays, and bioinformatics analysis of microbial community datasets. Superb communication skills and a track-record of collaboration are required.

Additionally, experience in bacterial genomics and genome assembly, comparative microbial genomics and command line tools for analysis of sequence data are highly desired for this position.

The specific project areas and requirements for this position will involve (but are not limited to):

  1. Understanding the role of the microbiome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  2. Identifying components of the microbiome that are associated with disease
  3. Training graduate and undergraduate students in the lab
  4. Assisting with grant applications
  5. Coordinating and administrating use a high-throughput sequencer and related technologies

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Dr. Dan Beiting, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (beiting@vet.upenn.edu).

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Posted: Jan 30, 2017


Contact Pathobiology

Questions about our positions? Please contact Sarah Hughes.

Email: donza@vet.upenn.edu