The Laboratory of Comparative Pathology (LCP) of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Hospital for Special Surgery, and The Rockefeller University offers a 15 month postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative and Genomic Pathology for veterinary pathology trainees seeking to advance their knowledge in these disciplines.
The fellow takes advantage of a large and diverse laboratory animal caseload and state-of-the-art facilities housed within the LCP, providing capacity for necropsy, histology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, whole slide digital image analysis, hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, parasitology, and serology. Other core facilities housed within the institutions provide access to in vivo imaging, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and laser capture microdissection equipment and expertise.
Responsibilities include performing gross pathologic and histopathologic examinations of a variety of laboratory animal species (mice, rats, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs, non-human primates, fish, amphibians), interpreting anatomic and clinical pathology results, preparing reports, and communicating with clinical veterinarians and research personnel. Scientific collaborations and publications are encouraged. Supervision by 3 board-certified pathologists (ACVP and/or ECVP) is provided. The fellow participates in didactic activities held jointly with the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine & Science, including Histopathology and Gross Pathology Rounds, Clinical and Pathology Conference, Laboratory Animal Medicine Seminar Series, and Journal Club.
Applicants must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited or equivalent institution and have completed at least 2 years of anatomic pathology residency training. Salary is based on the NIH post-doctoral scale and commensurate with experience. The start date is on October 1st of each year and the application deadline is April 1st.
Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, veterinary education transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Application materials and questions should be addressed to:
Sebastián Carrasco DVM, MPVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
Laboratory of Comparative Pathology
Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine
1275 York Avenue, Box 270, New York, NY 10065