Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Colorado State University Veterinary Microbiology Residency Training with Graduate Research Opportunities

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

(Announcement posted January 17, 2014)

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University is offering a post-DVM graduate training position in veterinary microbiology.  The core program includes residency training in veterinary bacteriology, virology, parasitology and graduate research.  The program is designed to prepare a candidate for ACVM board certification and granting of MS or PhD degrees.  Residency training is facilitated by a board certified virologist/immunologist, parasitologist and a bacteriologist.  Graduate research opportunities include, but are not limited to, the study of bacterial and viral pathogenesis/therapy, mycobacterial diseases, arthropod borne infectious disease, retrovirus pathogenesis/therapy, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, immunoparasitology, malarial immunology, vector biology, ecological parasitology and epidemiology.  The first two years of residency and graduate training are supported by state funded stipends starting at approximately $32,500/year.  NIH sponsored training grants and successful applications for extramural funding support subsequent graduate research.  Benefits include paid tuition through an employee study privilege and health insurance.  Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from a College of Veterinary Medicine/equivalent. 

Applications for positions starting July 1, 2014 will be accepted until the position is filled. However, evaluation of applications will begin by March 1, 2014.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed as they are received. For additional information and application procedures, visit:

For further information about the combined program, please contact Dr. EJ Ehrhart; tel. (970) 297-4086 or email:  Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Ms. Andrea Franson; tel. (970) 491-7861 or by email:

Applications should be sent to:

Residency Coordinator, c/o Ms. Andrea Franson
Colorado State University
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
1619 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO. 80523-1619

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.


North Dakota State University PhD graduate student position available

Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences
North Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

(Announcement posted September 3, 2013)

A PhD graduate student position is available at the North Dakota State University, Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences (VMS) starting in the fall semester of 2013. The selected applicant will complete a graduate program in Microbiology and conduct research on immunology, pathogenesis and vaccine development He/ She may be required to participate in departmental teaching activities.

Required qualifications for admission are a B.S in Biology or related fields and valid GRE, TOEFL or IELTS scores. Candidates with a DVM (or equivalent) or M.S will be preferred.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and cv to Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy at . To apply online and for more information on the microbiology graduate program please visit

NDSU is an equal opportunity employer.