The Yerkes National Primate Research Center seeks highly motivated applicants for the position of Veterinary Pathologist in the Division of Pathology.
The Yerkes Center is one of seven National Primate Research Centers funded by the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs. The overarching goal of the Yerkes NPRC is to conduct innovative biomedical research that improves the health and well-being of human and nonhuman primates. Yerkes maintains approximately 7,500 rodents and 3,000 nonhuman primates, including macaques, sooty mangabeys, squirrel monkeys and chimpanzees, and supports over $88 million in annual sponsored research funding. Research programs at the Center include infectious diseases and vaccine development (AIDS, COVID-19 and others), neuroscience, and transplantation. The Yerkes Division of Pathology, which consists of 2 pathologists and 18 staff members, conducts a number of activities to support clinical care of the animal colony and advance research, including:
The successful candidate will be expected to provide diagnostic pathology services, both in support of the clinical care of the nonhuman primate and rodent colonies and in support of ongoing research projects. The successful applicant is also expected to engage in collaborative or independent research, and to participate in teaching laboratory animal and primate pathology to laboratory animal veterinary residents.
The minimum qualifications for this position include a DVM or equivalent degree and eligibility for American College of Veterinary Pathologists board certification. While there are no additional requirements, candidates with a PhD degree and/or prior experience with diseases and pathology of nonhuman primates are preferred. Specific training in nonhuman primate pathology will be offered as needed.
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