DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGIST (Food and Clinical). Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology in the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) and Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. The successful candidate will be in residence at the CAHFS San Bernardino laboratory.
The candidate will have direct responsibility for the activities of the Central Milk Compliance and Chemistry Laboratory which performs microbiological and chemical testing on raw milk and finished products under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. The candidate will also have direct responsibility for the activities of the San Bernardino Dairy Food Safety Laboratory and will oversee the San Bernardino Bacteriology section in conjunction with the system-wide section head. Due to our status as a reference laboratory, the candidate will be responsible for sending out reference panels to other milk laboratories in the state. The candidate will provide interpretation of results obtained from standardized, system-wide protocols of immunology and bacteriology cases to clients. The candidate will provide consultative advice and specialist information to veterinarians, producers, and government agencies with respect to specificity, precision of test procedures and interpretation of test results. Creative use of diagnostic case material and development of innovative approaches in milk quality and safety, dairy food chemistry or diagnostic bacteriology resulting in peer reviewed publications is essential. The incumbent will have limited teaching responsibilities to clients, staff, veterinary students, graduate students, and residents. University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is required.
PhD and/or DVM or equivalent in relevant field required. Must possess leadership and supervisory experience and skills to manage a multi-disciplinary unit and to effectively meet the goals of the organization. Demonstrated ability to publish scientific work in peer reviewed journals required. Experience in microbiology and/or chemistry required. Experience in food microbiology and/or chemistry preferred. Experience with a quality system and test validation preferred. The successful candidate will have: i)-excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with veterinarians, producers and government agencies; ii) client-focused, service-oriented approach to diagnostics; iii) demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and iv) demonstrated (or potential) accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting faculty who will contribute substantively to diversity.
To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by March 1, 2017; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experiences, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) an optional statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of diversity and inclusion is encouraged; and 4) the names and addresses of five professional references. Application material must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01422
Additional Salary Information: Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience.
About CA Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System
UC Davis is a global community of individuals united to better humanity and our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Located near Sacramento, California’s capital, UC Davis has more than 34,000 students, the full-time equivalent of 4,100 faculty and other academics, and 17,400 staff. The campus has an annual research budget of over $750 million, a comprehe...nsive health system, and about two dozen specialized research centers. Recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S. and the number one university in the world for agricultural research, UC Davis offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges — Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools — Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing. The UC Davis University Library is among the top 100 research libraries in North America, and belongs to the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, and other organizations that position it to collaborate with other top organizations.