The Department of Pathology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor and Veterinary Comparative Pathologist in the Section on Comparative Medicine. The qualified candidate must have a DVM (or equivalent foreign degree) and American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) board certification in anatomic pathology. Strong requirements for this position include a demonstrated commitment to collaborative research, diagnostic pathology, teaching experience, and a desire to train residents in the Wake Forest Anatomic Veterinary Pathology Training program.
The successful candidate will become actively engaged as a comparative pathologist supporting a broad diversity of basic science and translational research programs at the WFSM. The Section on Comparative Medicine is home to 16 PhD, DVM, DVM/PhD, and MD faculty. Areas of research strength and growth in the Section include cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease/cell stress, behavioral neurobiology, radiation effects, cancer, and pediatric/developmental programming. NIH-funded training grants within the Section support research training for postdoctoral fellows and veterinary student summer fellows. Comparative Medicine is also the home of two NIH-funded national resource nonhuman primate (NHP) colonies (the Vervet Research Colony consisting of over 300 genotyped and pedigreed vervet monkeys, and the NIAID Radiation Survivor Cohort, consisting of over 150 rhesus monkeys previously exposed to radiation) with a total population of approximately 500 NHPs.
The candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in the Animal Resources Program (ARP) diagnostic laboratory, performing necropsies and histopathology as part of its animal health surveillance and veterinary care programs. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the training activities of the WFSM Anatomic Pathology Residency program. The Residency Program at the WFSM offers an excellent opportunity for motivated individuals interested in a high-quality program that provides board eligibility for the ACVP. Our structured program offers a balanced curriculum, training residents to become leaders within their field of study, is guided by ACVP Diplomate faculty, and has a strong record of success in board certification.
Additional onsite resources available to the WFSM faculty include a ~2600sqft ABSL-3 facility, imaging capabilities for large animals (CT, DEXA) with expansion underway to include PET/CT, MRI and a clinical linear accelerator on-site (currently available at a separate campus). These primate resources provide for abundant research opportunities and serve as magnets for collaborative work. Institutional centers involved in collaborative research include the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), the Cardiovascular Sciences Center, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Precision Medicine, the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, and the Translational Imaging Program. A few of the many CTSI programs designed to support new research faculty include a Translational Research Academy, K Award Writer Series, Research Studios, and a 2-year KL2 Career Development Award. The broader community consists of over 1000 faculty spanning over 40 academic departments and over 25 academic Centers or Institutes.
Wake Forest School of Medicine is recognized as one of the country’s best schools for its innovative medical education, primary care, training and research programs. The medical school is part of Wake Forest Baptist Health/Atrium Health and is located in Winston Salem, NC, an affordable community named by Southern Living as one of the best cities on the rise for 2021. Wake Forest Baptist Health is a major employer in the area and was ranked in 2021 by Forbes as one of the top best large employers in the country.
DVM (or equivalent foreign degree) and ACVP board certification in anatomic pathology
Extensive laboratory animal pathology experience (including rodents and primates)
Organization and communication skills
Research experience (including research planning, execution, troubleshooting, and interpretation of results) and publications
A PhD in biomedical science and postdoctoral training will be considered strengths
Foster collaborative research opportunities with faculty across the WFSM Departments and Centers
Support the training of residents in anatomic pathology
Provide diagnostic services for the ARP, with necessary regulatory and compliance expectations
Assist with pilot data generation pre-award and post-award assistance with gross pathology, histology, validations, histomorphometry methods, immunohistochemistry and results reporting
Contribute to publications as a co-author and publish in peer-reviewed literature as primary author
Secure support from extramural sources mainly as a co-investigator with initiation of some independent research encouraged (federal, private, industry-academic partnerships)
Applicants should submit an application package as a single pdf document, including (1) a letter with statement of interest and research goals; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. It is the policy of WFBMC to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state and national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.
Interested candidates, please contact John Pantoja, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at: JPantoja@wakehealth.edu, 336-618-1432
http://www.wakehealth.edu/Job-Openings. You may also apply online (job ID 48408).
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