Wildlife Pathologist

Position ID: 35833
University of Georgia
Veterinary Medicine
Wildlife Disease Study
Position Description
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Public Service Assistant
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Position Information

Faculty Rank Public Service Assistant
Posting Number 2017_00331F
Working Title Wildlife Pathologist
Title Code 55500
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Job Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vet.uga.edu) invites applications for a Wildlife Pathologist with the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS), Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia (UGA; www.uga.edu), a land grant/sea grant institution located 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.
This position is in the Public Service track at UGA and is responsible for overseeing the SCWDS Diagnostic Services Section. This entails complete post mortem examination of wildlife and ancillary diagnostic testing during disease investigations and surveillance activities. The Wildlife Pathologist will provide leadership, supervision, and training to SCWDS personnel and graduate students conducting diagnostic, surveillance, and research activities related to wildlife diseases. The Wildlife Pathologist will consult with wildlife, animal agriculture, and public health agency personnel regarding wildlife disease prevention, detection, and management, and will assist in coordinating and conducting disease workshops and training sessions for state/federal wildlife and agriculture agency personnel. This is a non-tenure track faculty position supported entirely by extramural funds. The Wildlife Pathologist is expected to assist in maintaining existing extramural funding, and be involved in obtaining additional support. Travel assignments are anticipated; however, the majority of work will be based in Athens, Georgia. The Wildlife Pathologist will be representing SCWDS to cooperating state and federal agencies and others, thus a high standard of professionalism is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a DVM or equivalent degree and show a demonstrated commitment to wildlife population health as evidenced by one year or more of experience and/or education in wildlife biology/management, epidemiology, microbiology, pathology, ecology or other related disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

Three years’ previous work experience with wildlife management agencies in the field of wildlife health is highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants that are board certified (or board eligible) by the American or European Colleges of Veterinary Pathologists.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 04/27/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
Application Procedure: 
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Wildlife Biology
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu


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