Title: 164-NN - Clinical Assistant Professor - Career
Business Title: AHFSL Branch Chief
Additional Titles: 165-NN - Clinical Associate Professor - Career, 166-NN - Clinical Professor - Career
Employee Type: Faculty
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
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Summary of Duties:
The AHFSL Branch Chief position is within the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) and the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. Duties will include: a) Branch Chief of the WADDL-Puyallup Laboratory; b) provision of diagnostic service and outreach in avian health, including commercial and backyard poultry, and exotic and wild birds; c) provision of food safety/microbiology diagnostic services; c) small group instruction of fourth year veterinary students in the avian medicine block rotation and post DVM veterinary anatomic pathology and microbiology residents; and d) scholarly activity associated with funded collaborative research and publication of diagnostic case materials. The position is defined as 70% service/outreach, 20% research/ scholarly activity, and 10% clinical teaching.
Devote primary effort to avian and food safety diagnostics as Branch Chief of the WADDL-Puyallup branch laboratory of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory located on the campus of the Washington State University Western Washington Research and Extension Center in Puyallup, Washington. Academic home will be in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University located in Pullman, WA along with the WADDL main laboratories. Poultry health and diagnostic efforts will include provision for avian disease diagnosis and health subject matter expertise and overall case coordination for all accessions to WADDL-Puyallup, including supervision of microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and serology staff. Outreach will consist primarily of consultation, communication with and presentations to the poultry industry, backyard and exotic bird owners, and food industry in Washington State, often in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Agriculture and State Veterinarian's office, and Washington State Department of Health. The WADDL-Puyallup laboratory serves as the primary avian health resource for the State of Washington. Together these efforts will total approximately 70%.
Devote 20% effort to collaborative research and other scholarly activity, with expectation for creative publication of diagnostic laboratory case information and collaborative research as a primary or collaborating author. The collaborative research component includes effective diagnostic support for investigators throughout the College of Veterinary Medicine and the WSU campuses. There is no expectation to serve as a principal investigator on research grants or develop an independent extramurally funded research program. However, it is strongly encouraged to take advantage of ad hoc opportunities to secure funding from conservation groups, commodity groups for major or minor species, foundations, veterinary organizations and national surveillance networks to augment scholarly activity and job responsibilities. Academic service by participation in laboratory, department and college committees is expected.
Devote 10% effort in instruction of fourth year veterinary students enrolled in VM649P, the Avian Medicine Block, and elective course in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently this consists of approximately two, two-week blocks, but expansion of this teaching opportunity is possible. Instruction will also include twice yearly guest presentations to post-DVM pathology and microbiology residency students in diagnostic avian medicine. Instructional efforts will comprise approximately 10% of the overall job responsibilities.
WADDL is a fully accredited (AAVLD) laboratory system integrated within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. WADDL has a main full-service laboratory on the main WSU campus in Pullman, WA and a branch laboratory in Puyallup, WA focused on avian health and food safety. WADDL-Puyallup is geographically located on a WSU extension campus in Puyallup, WA close to the major poultry producers in Washington State. Food safety testing is primarily focused on service to the poultry egg-layer industry but also serves small custom food processors. The WADDL mission is to provide accurate, state-of-the-art, timely, and cost-effective diagnostic services, consultation, disease surveillance and outreach in order to safeguard animal health, the food supply and public health and to contribute to the University and College of Veterinary Medicine through discovery, scholarly activity, and education. Both WADDL -Pullman and WADDL-Puyallup are active members of the USDA-APHIS National Animal Health Laboratory Network and FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network. The WADDL-Puyallup laboratory provides services in pathology, microbiology, virology, serology, and molecular diagnostic and is supported by WADDL-Pullman services in bacteriology, histopathology/ immunohistochemistry, immunodiagnostics (including serology, virology), molecular diagnostics, necropsy, parasitology, and toxicology.
The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology is one of five departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The departmental mission is
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