Conservation Medicine Resident

Organization: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Cleveland, Ohiio, United States
Job or Internship: Job

CONSERVATION MEDICINE RESIDENTCLEVELAND METROPARKS - ZOOLOGICAL PROGRAMSThe Conservation Medicine Resident is a full-time grant funded three (3) year training position. The three-year training program, approved by the American College of Zoological Medicine (“ACZM”), is uniquely designed to provide the trainee exposure to ecology, epidemiology, and veterinary medicine in the study of free-ranging and captive wildlife populations. Research will focus on methods to improve and monitor the health, management, and welfare of these populations. The program will provide the trainee with experience in health assessment and management of captive and free-ranging wildlife populations, as well as training in development and execution of research, and methods in conservation medicine.QUALIFICATIONS• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited college or university is required. Two years of post-graduate experience, preferably with wildlife in a zoo or free-ranging wildlife setting is preferred.• Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a veterinarian by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. Full licensure is required before beginning the second year of the residency program.• Demonstrated commitment to wildlife conservation through management of wild and captive populations, and willingness to participate in the department’s team approach to conservation research projects.• Basic understanding of animal behavior, ecology, epidemiology and endocrinology for collaborative purposes.• Experience in teaching, presenting, training and directing others preferred.• Possesses strong computer and data management skills (Microsoft Office including Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint).• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.• Project management skills and strong business acumen, including problem solving, vision, ability to manage multiple programs and meet deadlines, collaboration, leadership, decision making and ability to analyze diverse facts and develop clear and concise reports and recommendations.• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including employees and the general public.• Ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation with ability to communicate one-on-one or in group settings.• Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and organization.• Ability to perform with considerable independence and initiative.• Imaginative and creative thinker.• Must have a good driving record (less than six (6) active points on driving records at the application stage of the hiring process) and possess or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire a valid Ohio driver’s license.• Must be a non-smoker/tobacco userESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSEvaluation of this position is based primarily on performance of the following essential functions, which include, but are not limited to:• Fulfills requirements of the ACZM Conservation Medicine Residency Program under the direction of the Veterinary Epidemiologist.• Assists the Veterinary Epidemiologist with identifying issues and problems concerning the conservation and health of captive and free-ranging wildlife populations; develops and implements research projects to investigate and address these issues. • Assists Veterinary Epidemiologist in creating and implementing research goals that advance the Zoo’s mission.• Assists Veterinary Epidemiologist, in cooperation with Veterinary Services and other Zoological Program staff, in advising on health and nutrition of animal collection. • Under the guidance of the Epidemiologist, serves as a clinical veterinarian one day per week (on average), to expedite and advise in the design, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive animal health program including all aspects of internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, radiology, nutrition, preventive medicine, pathology, and record keeping. The time devoted to this essential function may be reduced after careful evaluation, if this commitment impinges on the ability of the resident to fulfill the requirements the ACZM Conservation Medicine Residency Program.• Develops and conducts independent research on health, management, and welfare of free-ranging and captive wildlife populations.• Assists the Veterinary Epidemiologist to develop, obtain and manage external grants to support ongoing research.• Participates in regional and international conservation and research initiatives.• Instructs university courses in epidemiology and veterinary medicine.• Presents research findings at scientific meetings, and professional and public audiences; and publishes in scientific journals. Publication of at least one least one peer-reviewed research manuscript is required during the three year residency.SALARY : (Three (3) Year Grant Funded Position) $39,000.00 1st year $39,780.00 2nd year $40,576.00 3rd yearDATE POSTED: 10/28/2013FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled – First review date 12/15/13 then every 14 days thereafterTO APPLY: Send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (CV) and three letters of recommendation to referencing position #13175 For more information please contact Dr. Pam Dennis, DVM, Ph.D. at pmd@clevelandmetroparks.comCleveland Metroparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and talented workforce.