As an organization that values collaboration at the intersection between clinical practice and research, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is attempting to address the shortage of clinician scientists. The goal of the Cornell Clinical Fellows Program is to provide comprehensive research training for clinical specialists committed to an academic career. Research experience is gained under the mentorship of an established scientist who can oversee training in laboratory studies or in clinical investigation of hypotheses relevant to clinical disease.
Approximately 80% of the appointment will be devoted to research, with the remaining time available for clinical practice in the applicant’s field of specialty. Applicants must have a D.V.M, or equivalent degree, and have completed a residency training program in any specialty field by July 2012. This program is not intended for applicants with a PhD or enrolled in a PhD program. By December 15, 2011, applicants should forward or have sent a nomination letter from their Residency Program Director or Department of Clinical Sciences Chairperson. Applicants can also submit a letter of intent directly. All letters will be reviewed by the Veterinary Research Training Oversight Committee members, which will be in contact to assist in identifying appropriate faculty mentors to craft a research proposal during the second phase of the application process. More details can be found: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/oge/training/clinicalF/
The anticipated start date is August 1, 2012. The position includes a stipend of $65,000/yr, health insurance, other Cornell University benefits consistent with the Postdoctoral Associate title and $15,000/yr in research supply funds. Correspondence should be directed to Dr. Joel Baines, Veterinary Research Training Oversight Committee Chair, JDB11@cornell.edu or Ms. Janna Lamey, Graduate Education Manager, JSL62@cornell.edu.
Cornell University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is sensitive to dual career considerations.