The Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in association with the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC), seeks applicants for a postgraduate fellowship position researching the etiology of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). This is a 1-year position with the possibility of a subsequent 1-year renewal. Salary is $50,000 USD/year. Minimum qualifications include a DVM/VMD, PhD or equivalent degree and anatomic pathology experience. Preferred qualifications include candidates who have completed an anatomic veterinary pathology residency training program and have ACVP or ECVP board certification or individuals with prior aquatic pathology experience who have successfully completed a PhD. Successful candidates will be required to pass a federal background investigation.
Primary responsibilities include pathological investigation into stony coral tissue loss disease, a devastating disease with unknown etiology of reef building corals (for more information on the disease, see here: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/aug18/coral-disease-mystery-florida-keys.html) in support of the multi-agency Florida Coral Reef Disease Advisory Committee and in close collaboration and support of NOAA coral reef programs. In addition, if the candidate is board certified, the pathologist will participate in the NWHC diagnostic pathology service including gross and histopathologic evaluation of animals from wildlife mortality events and research collaborations as well as participate in the instructional program for residents in anatomic pathology at UW. The successful applicant will conduct independent and collaborative research on stony coral tissue loss disease and will train under coral pathology specialists in Hawaii and Florida, though the primary duty station will be in Madison WI.
The position is open until filled. Please send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, the names of three individuals who can provide references and veterinary or doctoral transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable) to the following:
Dr. Howard Steinberg
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply. Names, titles and/or occupation, and addresses of applicants or nominees cannot be kept confidential.
About US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center
The NWHC provides information, technical assistance, and research on national and international wildlife health issues. We monitor and assesses the impact of disease on wildlife populations; define ecological relationships leading to the occurrence of disease; transfer technology for disease prevention and control; and provide guidance, training and on-site assistance for reducing wildlife losses.