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Research opportunity for specialty-trained veterinarians

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2009 Clinical Fellows Program at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2009.

The purpose of the fellowship, which is a two-research opportunity for specialty-trained veterinarians, is to provide a significant research experience for clinical specialists committed to an academic career. This fellowship will provide an intensive research experience under the mentorship of a strong scientist who supports investigations of laboratory or clinical 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. Positions are available for specialists in any discipline.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and have completed a residency training program in any specialty field by July 2009. This program is not intended for applicants with a PhD or enrolled in a PhD program. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three individuals that could provide a reference by January 15, 2009. In addition, a brief (less than 4 pages) research project proposal should be submitted that includes the background and justification, specific aims and hypothesis, and research plan for the proposal. The identification of specific laboratories in which the research would be pursued and communication with a faculty mentor is encouraged (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/). Applicants will be reviewed and selected on the strength of their credentials and the feasibility and merit of the proposal.

Salary will be $65,000 annually and will include health insurance and other Cornell University benefits. $15,000 will be provided annually in research supply funds. Correspondence should be directed to Dr. Robert Gilmour, Associate Dean of Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6401. Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Rodney Page, Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences (607-253-3570, rlp24@cornell.edu).

Cornell University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is sensitive to dual career considerations.


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