Director of the Dr. E. A. (Al) Corley OFA Endowed Program
University of Missouri - Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 43266
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology seeks applications for the faculty position of Director of the Dr. E. A. (Al) Corley OFA Endowed Program which is newly established to ensure that canine molecular-genetics research and associated activities continue at the University of Missouri after the anticipated retirement of laboratory director Gary S. Johnson.
Over the past twenty years much of the effort in Dr. Johnson’s laboratory at the University of Missouri has focused on the identification of mutations responsible for a wide variety of heritable canine diseases and on making the benefits of these discoveries available to dog owners and their veterinarians by offering fee-for-service canine DNA testing. In addition, Dr. Johnson’s laboratory has provided archived DNA samples to researchers around the world. In recent years, much of this effort has been done in conjunction with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, a not-for-profit organization. The Dr. E. A. (Al) Corley OFA Endowed Program was established to ensure that these efforts would continue after Dr. Johnson’s anticipated retirement. We are looking to hire a Director for the Endowed Program who has a passion to conduct state-of-the-art canine molecular genetic research and an interest in supervising the associated activities.
DVM and/or PhD and/or equivalent experience and training in molecular genetics
Experience with fee-for-service DNA testing
Candidates will be evaluated on
Past accomplishments, training, and experience
Recommendations, and willingness to collaborate with others
Vision for the improvement and expansion of the Endowed Program
A track record of accomplishments in the area of canine molecular genetics
Capability and interest in the bioinformatic analysis of whole-genome sequence data
About University of Missouri - Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
MU is a nationally competitive, global university. Many states fund separate research and land-grant universities, but Missouri combines those roles at its flagship institution. MU is both a land-grant university with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university. Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide that offers law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.
MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and treatments for humans and animals.