Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Veterinary Microbiology Training with Graduate Research Opportunities, Colorado State University

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

(Announcement posted August 4, 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, molecular biology 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 American College of Veterinary Microbiologists board certified faculty.  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 August 1, 2015 will be accepted until the position is filled. However, evaluation of applications will begin by February 1, 2015.  The position will start July 1, 2015.

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. Heidi Runge; tel. (970) 491–1630 or by email:

Applications should be sent to:
Residency Coordinator
c/o Ms. Heidi Runge
Colorado State University
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
1682 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO. 80523–1682

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