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Iowa State University Postdoc Research Associate - VDL Toxicology in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Postdoc Research Associate - VDL Toxicology

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Emphasis of this position will be veterinary toxicology (primarily food animal) with exposure to other animal species.

The position provides interested veterinarians with a solid, broad base in toxicology through diagnostic casework, field investigations, course work, seminars, teaching, and research. The person in this position will gain clinical and applied research experience, while working with clients of the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, ISU Veterinary Field Services unit, and ISU Food Animal and Camelid Hospital. The primary roles of this position are to provide high-quality diagnostic coordination of toxicology and nutrition-based cases, conduct applied research, and to assist in the instruction of veterinary students within the ISU CVM core curriculum and the department’s professional program. Responsibilities also include communication with laboratory clientele and performance of field investigations.

The goal of this position is to produce a well-trained, board eligible toxicologist that functions effectively in a variety of capacities that ensure human, animal and environmental safety and who are qualified to pursue careers in academia, industry or government. This position will allow the individual to pursue board certification as a veterinary toxicology Diplomate with the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) and/or a graduate degree (MS or PhD). The candidate is expected to publish applicable research, case studies, or case series to support the board certification process. The individual selected for this position will be formally and informally trained in the clinical veterinary toxicology with the latest tools and techniques associated with analytical diagnostics while also learning appropriate treatments and mitigation strategies associated with poisonings to support veterinarians and producers in the United States.

The initial term for this position is 12-months with eligibility for renewal.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an AVMA accredited veterinary college by June 15, 2023.

  • Veterinary licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of Iowa.

  • Experienced and knowledgeable with food animal agriculture and medicine.

  • Have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and be authorized to drive University vehicles on or before the first day of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-year clinical practice

Proposed Start Date:July 31, 2023

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:July 30, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: March 30, 2022

Posting Close Date:December 12, 2022

Job Requisition Number:R7975

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community. (

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources ( website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.