The Oncology Section of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications to join our program as an Assistant Professor (Clinical Track) of Veterinary Oncology.
The successful candidate will work with faculty and staff at our Wentzville, Missouri to increase our medical oncology program and service. Providing high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic medicine will be the primary responsibility of this individual. Teaching duties may include veterinary students, and interns or residents who rotate through the facility. In addition, a candidate who can help to establish clinical trials at the facility and/or collaborative research with faculty at Washington University and with researchers at MU's Comparative Oncology, Radiobiology, and Epigenetics Laboratory (COREL) will be given preference.
This is a full-time, benefit eligible, 12 month/year appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Distribution of effort between clinical service, teaching, and research will depend upon the candidate chosen. The new faculty member will become part of a comprehensive team that includes:
MU Oncology Service . The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center features a comprehensive oncology service. This service consists of four ACVIM medical oncologists, two ACVR radiation oncologists, and one (soon to be two) ACVS, fellowship-trained surgical oncologist(s). The service also has four medical oncology residents and two radiation oncology residents in training. The radiation therapy service has two dedicated veterinary technicians who facilitate daily radiation therapy. Radiation Therapy appointments are seen in conjunction with the medical oncology receiving schedule. The oncology service has six additional veterinary technicians (5 medical oncology, one surgical oncology) and incorporates a dedicated clinical trials service. The radiation therapy caseload for the VHC is approximately 100 cases per year, most of which are definitive, daily therapies.
MU Radiation Oncology . The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine has a rich history of radiation oncology and radiopharmaceutical therapy. The Veterinary Health Center in Columbia is in the process of purchasing and installing a new, state-of-the-art linear accelerator, which will be capable of stereotactic radiation therapy, 4D cone beam CT, volumetric modulated arc therapy, and image guided radiation therapy. We will also be upgrading our record and verify system and our treatment planning system to match the new linear accelerator to create a streamlined and precise treatment delivery process. The University of Missouri also boasts unparalleled access to a radiopharmaceutical pipeline, and an advanced radiation isolation ward, which facilitates the use of yttrium-90, radioiodine, samarium-153, and various Positron Emission Tomography (PET) agents, while maximizing patient and personnel safety.
Veterinary Health Center - Wentzville. The University of Missouri has a satellite veterinary clinic located in Wentzville, MO, approximately 80 miles east of Columbia, which services the greater St. Louis area. The veterinary services at this location include radiation oncology, dermatology, and behavior. The hospital features a Varian 21EX linear accelerator with 128 leaf MLC, portal-vision, and Mosaiq record and verify system, a radiography suite, a chemotherapy hood, and a Canon Aquilion 32 slice CT scanner.
Comparative Oncology, Radiobiology, and Epigenetics Laboratory. The faculty member would have access to the COREL laboratory. This laboratory is equipped for a variety of basic science research in the fields of oncology, radiation biology, and epigenetics. This laboratory has equipment to support culture of human and canine cell lines, polymerase chain reaction, gel electrophoresis, and preparation of sequencing libraries. Funds have also been secured for the addition of an automated live cell imaging suite including fluorescent and phase contrast microscopy.
University of Missouri Research Reactor. The University of Missouri boasts the world's largest University-based research nuclear reactor in the MURR. The reactor and the associated cyclotron provide the University of Missouri with a unique arsenal of radiopharmaceuticals for use in translational and clinical research. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a long history of collaboration with MURR.
University of Missouri Precision Health Initiative . The University of Missouri System and the University of Missouri - Columbia have made strong commitments to a Precision Health Initiative, which is designed to capitalize on the unique set of assets available at the University of Missouri. The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Comparative Oncology Program have been included as a key member of this initiative.
Washington University, Institute of Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)
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DVM or equivalent degree;
Diplomate status or eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Specialty of Oncology;
Eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri (faculty or regular license);
Eligibility for DEA registration and BNDD certificate.
a letter stating professional interests and career goals;
contact information (including email addresses) for three references; and,
a curriculum vitae.
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Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified and hired.
Salary will be commensurate with education, training, and experience.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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