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Comparative Medicine

The Comparative Medicine Program, Texas A&M University (TAMU) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral residency/graduate training position in laboratory animal medicine. The 3-year postdoctoral (DVM) program is designed to support preparation toward American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification and provide a broad foundation in comparative medicine. Residency training includes clinical laboratory animal medicine, laboratory animal resources and facilities management, comparative and diagnostic pathology, and methods and practice of biomedical research. Residents are centered in the TAMU Comparative Medicine Program and rotate through the TAMU System Health Science Center animal facilities. Clinical rotations are also possible at Texas Medical Center facilities in Houston and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center facilities in Houston, Smithville and Bastrop. Graduate training consists of graduate course work, seminars, journal club, teaching and scholarly research leading to a Master of Science degree in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Graduate work is centered in the College of Veterinary Medicine and administered through Veterinary Pathobiology. Potential candidates should have a DVM/VMD and a license to practice in at least 1 state within the US. The starting salary is $35,000 per year with start date of July 1, 2010. Interested applicants should forward the following documents to Ms. Cindy Voelker, Business Coordinator; cvoelker@cvm.tamu.edu, for the attention of Dr. Vince Gresham, Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 4467 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-4467 (application deadline is Oct 30, 2009). Please include: (1) one page essay to characterize a) origin and nature of your interest in comparative medicine, b) previous experience in research and laboratory animal medicine, and c) career goals. (2) A CV including all publications, honors and awards, and society and committee memberships and offices. (3) Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your background and interests. Letters must be submitted directly by the reference and not by the applicant. (4) Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional educational institutions attended, along with GRE scores.

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