Colorado State University's Laboratory Animal Resources announces a summer fellowship opportunities supported by The American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) Foundation.
This program will provide pre-doctoral veterinary students with exposure to practical and clinical laboratory animal medicine and related biomedical research.
The program runs from mid-May to early August, 2013. Students will be assigned a research project related to an aspect of laboratory animal/comparative medicine, and will participate in the Merial Summer Scholars program at CSU, culminating with a presentation at the Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium in August. Students will also attend the Charles River Laboratory (CRL) Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science held in Danvers, MA in June.
CSU Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) provides care for a diverse set of species and research programs, with facilities located on three different campuses. These facilities range from ABSL 1-3 and include the Infectious Disease Research Complex's Regional Biocontainment Laboratory.
To submit an application, please provide:
- A statement of your interest in the fellowship program and a summary of career goals, including specific areas of interest and previous experience in laboratory animal/ comparative medicine.
- Biographical sketch or resume.
- Veterinary school transcript.
- Three letters of reference from individuals able to evaluate your abilities.
Applications materials should supply evidence of the capacity to work productively and cooperatively with others.
Applicants must be enrolled in a college of veterinary medicine eligible for representation in the SAVMA HOD. Applications must be received by February 13, 2013 for full consideration and should be sent to Lon Kendall at the address below. Email applications are preferable; please list "ASLAP summer fellowship" in the subject line.
The successful applicant will be required to submit a scholarship application to attend the 2013 Charles River Laboratories short course in June in Danvers, MA. A stipend of $4250 will be provided. Expenses for travel to the Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, attendance at the CRL short course, and training and project costs will be provided. A negative tuberculin skin test must be completed within 6 months of the start of the fellowship.
For further information, contact:
Lon V. Kendall, DVM, PhD, ACLAM
Laboratory Animal Resources