The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) invites applications for a 2-year residency program in Laboratory Animal Medicine. The program is designed to meet the training requirements for ACLAM certification and prepares veterinarians for careers in biomedical research. The two year program consists of clinical experience paired with core didactic training in laboratory animal medicine and mentored research. Research opportunities are available in several areas including infectious diseases and biocontainment. Upon completing the two year residency program, participants will incur a two year service obligation at the CDC. A salary equivalent to a GS-9 (approximately $46,680) will be provided for the first year. Compensation during subsequent years will increase based on successful completion of the curriculum and program.=20
Candidates for this program must have a DVM or equivalent from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited veterinary school and passed the NAVLE, be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent residency status, and be eligible to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance. A license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the US is highly desirable. To apply for this program, submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended and a cover letter with a statement of career goals and aspirations, curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. All application materials should be sent to:
Dr. Nathaniel Powell, Jr. DVM, Diplomat ACLAM
Chief Animal Resources Branch Division of Scientific Resources National Center for Prevention, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road (MS - G28) Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Applications must be postmarked on or before May 20, 2008, for a July 1 matriculation. For more information, please contact Dr. Nathaniel Powell at 404-639-3442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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