Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-PMDS-EXTENDO [#21468, WDR-00030491]
Position Title: Extension Associate, Endocrinology Laboratory
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine / Endocrinology
Appl Deadline:2022/07/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/03/22, finished 2022/07/11, listed until 2022/07/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Extension Associate in the Endocrinology Laboratory
Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

The successful candidate will serve as an Extension Associate in the Endocrinology Laboratory, a section within the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), located in Ithaca, NY.  The “Endo Lab” is a busy diagnostic laboratory that offers a broad array of endocrinological tests to its diverse clientele of clinical veterinarians. Diagnostic testing for equine metabolic conditions (e.g., pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction [PPID], equine metabolic syndrome [EMS] with insulin dysregulation) account for a large proportion of the lab’s testing volume. Assessments for thyroid function and various reproductive states in companion animals, including horses, are also commonly performed diagnostic tests.

Qualifications: DVM or equivalent degree; a minimum of 1-2 years of post-graduate veterinary clinical experience, including clinical equine experience. The successful applicant must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  A strong interest in veterinary endocrinology is highly desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be a member of the Endo Lab and AHDC teams and be primarily responsible for reviewing test results and then finalizing them for automated reporting to clients. The Endo Lab Extension Associates provide phone consultations to clients in regard to pre-submission test selection and sample preparation, as well as interpretation of results and recommendations for additional and/or future testing.  As a member of  the Endo Lab team, the Extension Associate will also participate in the preparation of the interpretive statements that are appended to test result forms and the informational/educational materials that are posted to the Endo Lab’s website ( The newly hired Endo Lab Extension Associate will be joining a dedicated staff of 16 individuals, including one full-time and one part-time extension associates.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter including a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity, and contact information for three references to

The search committee will start reviewing applications from qualified individuals no later than April 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ned Place, Search Committee Chair and Director of the Endo Lab, at


What is a Statement of Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity?


This statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell.  Such articulation can focus on teaching, research or service, or all three factors.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Further Info:
240 Farrier Rd
Ithaca, NY 14853