Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Graduate Student Position Available at The Biosafety Research Institute, Kansas State University

Department of Diagnostic medicine/Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

(Announcement posted April 8, 2015)

A federally funded Ph.D. Graduate Student position in the Department of Diagnostic medicine/Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University is available starting in the fall 2015 or spring 2016 term in the laboratory of Dr. Dana L. Vanlandingham.

The focus of the dissertation study will be characterizing the interactions between arboviruses and mosquito vectors in the state–of–the–art high–containment research facility in the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) at Kansas State University.

Highly motivated candidates with a strong background in biology, virology, microbiology, molecular/cellular biology or medical entomology are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to B.S. or M.S graduates with laboratory research experience.

Additional preference will be given to candidates with experience and strong interest in high–containment laboratory research and experience in molecular techniques, cell culture, virus propagation, and arthropod rearing.

Competitive stipend and health insurance is provided. Additional intramural scholarships may be available for candidates with outstanding credentials.

Please contact Dr. Scott McVey for application details:

David Scott McVey, DVM, Ph.D, DACVM
Research Leader
USDA, ARS, Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit
Center for Grain and Animal Health Research
1515 College Ave
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-537-5561, 785-537-5560