Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surgical Oncology

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC)in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University serves to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in pet animals, translating our research and knowledge to also benefit people with cancer. They offer the latest and most advanced diagnostics and treatments in surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. They attain their mission through an innovative study of cancer, thoughtful and compassionate care, specialized treatment options and procedures.

Position Summary

The Department of Clinical Sciences and The Flint Animal Cancer Center and the Clinical Oncology Service at Colorado State University are offering an ACVS Fellowship in Surgical Oncology ( The training program is designed for veterinarians who have completed a 3-year ACVS approved residency in small animal surgery. The 54-week appointment will consist of 42 weeks of clinic duties, with up to 8 weeks off to study for ACVS boards and 2-4 weeks for out rotations in areas of surgical oncology. The 35,000 square foot Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC) is a research and cancer affinity facility adjoined to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital which houses oncology personnel and operations. Research within the FACC includes: limb sparing, cortical allografts, bone morphogenesis, osteogenesis, stem cell research, infection, tumor markers, drug delivery systems, preclinical drug testing, pharmacology, gene therapy, oncogenesis, metastasis, radiation therapy, pathology and clinical oncology research. The robust Clinical Oncology Service contributes to over 25% of the small animal veterinary teaching hospital caseload annually providing for ample training opportunities, and now operates in a brand new spacious state-of-the-art clinical space.

Required Job Qualifications

  • DVM degree or equivalent
  • Must have completed a 3-year ACVS approved residency in small animal surgery

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Clinical Duty Duty/Responsibility

Clinical duty/education to include:

  • comprehensive cancer care training through shadowing faculty/professional staff on the clinic floor
  • gain knowledge surrounding successful interactions with other disciplines of oncology on the clinic floor
  • provide knowledgeable information to clients regarding surgical, medical and lay communities in matters pertaining to animal cancer surgery
  • prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cancer patients and to cancer research
  • understand and communicate the benefits and risks associated with a multidisciplinary approach that includes surgical treatment to the clientele

Percentage Of Time 78 Job Duty Category Non-Clinical Work Duty/Responsibility

12 weeks are designated as non-clinical weeks
Of these 1 week is designated for conference and/or board exam travel. 3 weeks are designated for personal selection, including option for interviews, out rotations, and vacation. At least one week of non-clinical time should be for out-rotations (human cancer centers, research laboratories, MIS/IR course training, etc,) or dedicated research activities. For fellow candidates needing to sit for boards exams, 8 of the 12 weeks maybe used for board study and preparation

Percentage Of Time 22

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Surgical Ongology Postdoctoral Fellow: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three references along with their contact information to this posting.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications must be received by February 1, 2018 to receive full consideration. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by the expected start date. Permanent residency sponsorship may be an option.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Morna J. Mynard,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.