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Avian Diagnostician

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 15th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


AVIAN DIAGNOSTICIAN. Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Medicine in the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) and appropriate department, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. The successful candidate will be in residence at the CAHFS facility in Turlock, CA. This laboratory receives a diversity of poultry species such as broilers, layers, turkeys, pigeons, ducks, quail, backyard chickens, and other avian species.

SALARY. Dependent on qualifications and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS. DVM or equivalent with advanced training in avian diseases required. Board certification or eligibility by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians required; American College of Veterinary Pathologists desired. Demonstrated ability in gross and microscopic pathology required. Knowledge of poultry production required. Demonstrated interest, aptitude, and capability in avian diagnostic disciplines, disease investigation and experience in diagnostic interpretation required. Ph.D. degree in veterinary pathology or related field preferred. Knowledge of quality assurance, food safety practices, molecular diagnostics and bacteriology desired. The successful candidate will have: i) excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with veterinarians, producers and government agencies; ii) a client-focused, service-oriented approach to diagnostics; iii) demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere; and iv) demonstrated (or potential) accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting faculty who will contribute substantively to diversity.

Diagnostic Service: The candidate will function as an avian diagnostician in a primarily poultry regional diagnostic laboratory in Turlock, CA. Interaction with veterinarians and livestock and poultry producers is required. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis of diseases affecting poultry and other avian species. The candidate will provide consultation service to veterinarians and poultry producers. The ability to work productively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting is essential. It is expected that the candidate will be asked to take on a leadership role within CAHFS.

Research: Creative use of diagnostic case material including publication of results in appropriate journals is essential.

Teaching: The incumbent will have limited teaching responsibilities to veterinary and graduate students; and contribute significantly to resident training.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate activities is required.

To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2019; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experiences, career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of diversity and inclusion; and ) the names and addresses of five-eight professional references. Application material is to be submitted by using the University's online submission program at

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Job location

Turlock, CA


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  • 5-8 letters of reference required