The Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology (MIP) Department is comprised of over 400 individuals who share a common passion for solving some of the most important human and animal health problems today. Research programs include those related to mycobacteria, retroviruses, prions, and arthropod-borne infectious diseases, as well as the diagnostic investigation of naturally occurring animal diseases. A leader in education, MIP provides the only microbiology undergraduate degree program in Colorado, a graduate program that provides training in a number of cutting-edge disciplines, and several specialized veterinary residency training programs.
The Clinical Hematopathology Laboratory at Colorado State University is seeking an individual with a DVM/VMD degree for a two-year (renewable) position. Responsibilities will include analysis and reporting of a variety of molecular and cellular assays, with immunophenotyping of hematopoietic malignancies by flow cytometry being the largest proportion of the work. Discussing results with veterinarians is an important part of this position. Individuals will also be expected to carry out clinical research projects such as the production of primary case reports and other kinds of clinical publications as well as assist with ongoing assay development. No experience in any of the assays is necessary, but some demonstrated interest and/or experience in research in oncology, clinical pathology or anatomic pathology is preferred. The position title is Research Scientist. The Clinical Hematopathology laboratory consists of a team of 8 technical staff, 3 research scientists, and 3 – 5 Ph.D. students. Recurrent laboratory activities include weekly lab meetings, weekly Clinical Pathology rounds, bi-weekly Clinical Hematopathology rounds, bi-weekly research meetings, and bi-monthly comparative hematopathology rounds involving multiple institutions. There are opportunities for the successful candidate to take courses and participate in national meetings and workshops.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, an interest in hematopathology. No experience in any of the assays is necessary, but some demonstrated interest and experience in research and clinical pathology or anatomic pathology is preferred. Job requirements include an interest in hematopathology, a very strong work ethic and an interest in learning new techniques.
Additional Salary Information: Additional considerations possible (up to $90,000) e.g. for outstanding individuals with board certification, qualifying experience and/or eligibility