PATHOLOGY FELLOW- San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Global - Escondido, CA

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Post by Jobing - Location: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Job Code: 173015 Shift: Any Category: Pathology Average Hours per Week: 40 Employment Status: With Benefits JOB DESCRIPTION: THIS EMPLOYERPARTICIPATES IN E–VERIFY **San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke–free workplace** Deadline to apply: Thursday, February 14, 2013 Applications must be submitted online by 9:30pm Pacific Standard Time (Non–Union position) Exempt, with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. 'Put Your Passion For Wildlife To Work' Job requirements: The Wildlife Disease Laboratories of San Diego Zoo Global have an opening for the Jane and Marshall Steel Fellowship in Pathology. Qualifications include a D.V.M.

or equivalent degree and completion of a minimum of two years of anatomic pathology residency training. The Fellow will work under the supervision of four Board Certified pathologists, providing anatomic pathology support for the combined collections of the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. There will be opportunities to pursue research interests and/or prepare for the certification exam in veterinary pathology. The anticipated start date is negotiable, but the position will be available by July 2013.

This is a 12–month program, with an optional extension for an additional 12 months by mutual agreement. PRIMARY PURPOSE The Pathology Fellow performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects San Diego Zoo Global's mission and vision of connecting people to wildlife, conservation and pursues green/conservation practices when feasible. The Pathology Fellow performs a variety of assigned pathology activities. This is a one year position renewable for a maximum of three years.

This position reports to the Director of Wildlife Diseases. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Conducts and oversees gross necropsy examinations and tissue sample collections Interprets clinical cytology specimens and laboratory analysis findings Prepares reports and presents findings to clinical veterinarians Keeps abreast of research and published literature Presents documentation in the form of an external presentation or publication Adheres to the organization's policies and practices Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES Performs histological examination of the surgical biopsy and necropsy tissues Conducts and oversees computer data base searches for possible causes of disease of mortality Maintains inventories and provides samples to collaborating researchers Maintains applicable records ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. QUALIFICATIONS Examples of representative qualifications include a D.V.M.or equivalent degree; residency in veterinary pathology; eligibility or certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Knowledge of: Necropsy examinations and tissue sample collections Anatomic pathology through gross and microscopic examination Ability to: Use word processing and database systems Make presentations Work with teams and effectively with others Communicate effectively (verbal and written) WORKING ENVIRONMENT Laboratory environment; exposure to odors, zoonotic diseases and potentially hazardous chemicals; Handles sharp instruments, handles dead venomous reptiles, and PHYSICAL DEMANDS Move moderately heavy objects approximately 25–35 pounds.

ALL EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING A DRUG SCREEN. SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE–PLACEMENT TESTING.

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