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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate – Food Animal Ambulatory Medicine in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Food Animal Ambulatory Medicine

Appointment Type:

Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Veterinary Field Services Unit in the department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The person in this position will gain production medicine-based clinical and applied research experience, while working with clients of the ISU Veterinary Field Services unit, ISU Food Animal and Camelid Hospital, and the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.  The individual selected for this position will be formally and informally trained in the latest tools and techniques in applied research processes and approaches specific to bovine medicine, and will learn to conduct field investigations of disease outbreaks to support veterinarians and producers in the United States. Emphasis in this position will be on bovine (primarily beef) veterinary medicine, with exposure to other food animal species.   The primary roles of this position are to provide high-quality veterinary care to the unit’s clientele, conduct applied research, and to assist in the instruction of veterinary students within the department’s professional program. Responsibilities will include being on-call and providing emergency services. This position will allow the individual to pursue board certification as a Beef or Food Animal Diplomate with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) and/or a graduate degree (MS or PhD). This is a one-year renewable appointment with up to 5 total years to complete board certification and/or graduate degree requirements.

Required Minimum Qualifications:


Graduation from an AVMA accredited veterinary college by June 15, 2020. Veterinary licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of Iowa.

Category II veterinary accreditation or eligibility for accreditation under the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program

Have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and be authorized to drive University vehicles on or before the first day of employment.

Demonstrated focus on bovine medicine.

Preferred Qualifications:


Two or more years of bovine practice, or related experience.

Proposed Start Date:

January 4, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

December 31, 2021

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

12 Month Work Period

Time Type:

Full time

Pay Grade:

Post Docs

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:

November 12, 2020

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:


Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email 

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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