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Location: Fargo, North Dakota
Type: Full Time
Salary: $90,000-110,000 (year)
The North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (NDSU VDL) invites applications for an open Veterinary Diagnostician position. This is a non-tenure track position in an AAVLD accredited diagnostic laboratory and NAHLN member. The applicant must have a veterinary medical degree and be eligible for state licensure in North Dakota. Preference will be given to individuals with interests in pathology, toxicology, nutrition, and/or epidemiology. Candidates who have finished pathology residency and are studying for boards will be considered. Non-traditional specialty training in pathology and toxicology may be available depending on the chosen candidate’s professional goals.
Responsibilities include interfacing with clients on cases, case coordination, performing necropsies, consulting with veterinary pathologists on findings, and providing broad subject matter expertise in veterinary clinical or diagnostic medicine. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to diagnostic service and will interpret and communicate postmortem examinations and testing results to clientele, participate in the laboratory’s quality system, and perform other duties as assigned by the laboratory director. Excellent oral and written communication skills are critical to the position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a benefited position with primary duties scheduled from Monday through Friday with no evening and very limited weekend on-call services. Outstanding benefits include fully funded health insurance for both individual and family plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, generous retirement, and tuition waiver for employee and discounted tuition for spouse/dependents. Candidates are eligible for national and state veterinary loan repayment programs.
The NDSU VDL is an AAVLD accredited, full-service laboratory, and NAHLN member, serving the livestock and companion animal communities of North Dakota and the upper Midwest. The laboratory averages approximately 13,500 accessions annually, with emphasis on food animal diagnostics, but with a liberal mix of companion animal, equine, avian, and exotic cases, and a brisk biopsy service. The VDL is in a new facility as of Fall 2017.
NDSU is the state’s land-grant institution and the diagnostic lab is located within the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. NDSU ranks high in the National Science Foundation’s institution rankings and has been designated an R1 research institution.
The Fargo - Moorhead community is located on the North Dakota/Minnesota state line and boasts a bustling economy, several universities/colleges of higher learning, excellent schools, safe clean neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown, and diverse community activities. In addition, Fargo - Moorhead can offer access to numerous outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and access to lakes country in both states. Fargo ranks as one of the country’s most livable cities and is affordable with relatively low cost of living.
For further information about the laboratory, NDSU, and the region, please visit www.vdl.ndsu.edu and www.ndsu.edu. To apply go to https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2947806&PostingSeq=1
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable; or NDSU is an EEO/AA-MF/ Vet/ Disability; OR NDSU is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Visit ndsu.edu/equity or call 701-231-7708 for more information.