Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Fellowship ID:Cornell-PMDS-APFELLOW [#27753, WDR-00046207]
Fellowship Title: Fellowship Position in Forensic Veterinary Pathology
Fellowship Type:Fellowship or award
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline:2024/08/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/06/11, listed until 2024/08/30)

Fellowship Position in Forensic Veterinary Pathology
Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 

The Section of Anatomic Pathology in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and Animal Health Diagnostic Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine, at Cornell University invites qualified candidates to apply for a fellowship position in forensic veterinary pathology. This position is designed to help junior pathologists develop expertise in forensic veterinary pathology, work closely with a mentor in the area of specialization to gain diagnostic and research experience, while also participating in the general diagnostic service and teaching veterinary students and residents. The successful fellow will be trained to be eligible for veterinary forensic pathology certification.

Responsibilities for this position consist of specialty diagnostic service (50%), specialty research (10%), general diagnostic service (30%), and resident training (10%).

The Anatomic Pathology caseload at Cornell University includes over 12,000 surgical biopsies and nearly 2,000 necropsies per year. Current forensic necropsy case load is greater than 150 per year. Cases include a wide variety of species from the Cornell University Hospital for Animals and referring veterinarians from around the world. Cornell University is one of the only two approved veterinary forensic pathology training programs.

This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

Qualifications: The applicant must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an AVMA-accredited or equivalent institution.  Completion of a formal residency training program in Anatomic Pathology is also required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position.

Preferred Qualifications: Board certified individuals (ACVP) will be given preference, but board-eligible pathologists are also encouraged to apply.  Applicants should have demonstrated a strong interest in forensic pathology.

To apply: Send a (1) curriculum vitae, (2) letter of intent, (3) statement of research, teaching and diagnostic interest, and (4) contact information for three references. All application materials should be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs Online:

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine and veterinary medical education,  biomedical research, and public health. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

The salary range for this position is up to $65,000 for a first-year fellow without ACVP board certification; up to $75,000 with ACVP board certification.

Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be sent to:
Alina Demeter, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Anatomic Pathology Residency Director
Department of Population Medicine and
Diagnostic Sciences

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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