THIS POSITION IS PERMANENTLY LOCATED IN TURLOCK, CA.
Under supervision of the Branch Chief, the candidate is expected to provide timely diagnostic pathology services, including necropsy and histopathology, as required for avian, mainly poultry species with an emphasis on disease diagnosis. This laboratory receives a diversity of poultry species such as broilers, layers, turkeys, pigeons, ducks, quail, backyard chickens, and other avian species. Assist with resident, student and staff training and oversight. Provide consultation, advice and guidance to veterinarians and producers regarding avian disease diagnosis, control and prevention.
"THIS IS NOT AN H1B/J1 OPPORTUNITY. Candidate must be legally permitted to work in the United States and not subject to revocation."
THIS IS A ONE YEAR CONTRACT POSITION WITH THE POSSIILITY OF EXTENSION AND/OR CONVERTING TO CAREER.
SALARY IS $7,000.00/MONTH
This position will be posted for 4 weeks; however, we will be screening applications after 2 weeks of posting and may fill the position prior to the closing date.
Salary Range is $6,150.00-$12,991.67/Month.
Salary is $7,000.00/Month
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Ability to distinguish between colors.
Ability to handle and restrain avian species.
Stoop, bend, twist and lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
Ability to perform repetitive motions such as pipetting, etc.
Ability to work at a computer for extended periods.
THIS IS NOT AN H1B/J1 OPPORTUNITY.
This is not a research position. The position is located in a diagnostic laboratory where quality control and assurance as well as meticulous working habits are essential.
Per the terms and agreements of the department's contracts and grants, the position requires signing of a Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding testing and client information.
Restricted/Limited vacation during peak workload periods (i.e. Outbreaks, Fiscal Close, Audits Periods, etc.)
Share weekend/holiday coverage as needed. Occasional travel to CAHFS branch laboratories, conferences, etc.
All CAHFS employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
Must wear laboratory required/supplied PPE and participate in Health Surveillance Program.
This position is subject to prophylactic vaccination for rabies, as well as medical surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
Tolerate strong odors and the sight of exposed animal tissues and blood products, and to handle/dispose of infectious materials.
May, at times, work with or be in areas where biohazardous and chemical materials and infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards of the position are, but are not limited to Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, Campylobacter, acids, bases, and other chemicals.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Davis is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
DVM or equivalent degree with experience in avian diseases and pathology.
Board certification or eligibility for board certification by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) or the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (ECPVS) or the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) required. Should appointment be extended beyond one year, board certification will be required within three years of the date of initial hire.
Knowledge of veterinary medicine; diagnostic veterinary pathology; state and federal regulations applicable to the practice of veterinary medicine and to regulation of livestock, poultry and meat industries; and public relations.
Skill in operation of microscopes, necropsy equipment (e.g., surgical & necropsy instruments), computer, laboratory equipment (e.g., biosafety cabinet, electronic scales).
Knowledge and skills to apply existing theory and research findings to define unusual and complex problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions, comprehend an extensive variety of highly complex and technical material, prepare meaningful, accurate and concise reports, handle sensitive inquiries from contacts with animal owners and veterinarians.
Skills to respond appropriately in emergency situations, e.g., suspected foreign animal diseases or diseases that impact public health.
Knowledge and skills to dispose of hazardous and contaminated materials in a safe manner and in accordance with campus and EH&S policies and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with a wide variety of individuals including co-workers, clients of CAHFS, and other University units, outside and government agencies.
Skills in computer data entry and related software applications.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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