Post Doctoral Open Positions

Post-doctoral Fellow Position Available at College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

(Announcement posted January 20, 2015)

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University is seeking applicants for a Post–Doctoral position to support and enhance the growth of the Epidemiology and Population Health group.

The successful applicant will contribute to the synthesis, analysis and interpretation of scientific literature and empirical data, development and implementation of risk assessment models and dissemination of new knowledge and tools resulting from this research. The postdoctoral researcher will primarily work on research projects focusing on investigating the risk of vector–borne disease emergence and the epidemiology of cattle health and production issues in the USA. Successful candidates will work with KState faculty, researchers from USDA–ARS–Arthropod Borne Animal Disease Research Unit and industry partners.

A PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics or related fields is required. Advanced training in quantitative epidemiology, with emphasis in quantitative analyses including risk analysis and knowledge translation and synthesis methods are also essential. Preference will be given to those with a DVM, and those experienced with analytical approaches for experimental and observational data from agricultural production systems.

For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Natalia Cernicchiaro ( University benefits and salary commensurate to qualifications and experience will be provided.

Interested candidates, please send a cover letter expressing professional experiences and goals, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Brandy Nowakowski (

Screening of applications will begin on February 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women are encouraged. Background check is required.


University of Wyoming Post–Doctoral Position Available in Livestock Disease

Department of Veterinary Sciences
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming

(Announcement posted November 7, 2014)

A post–doctoral position is available to study bovine babesiosis at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The position will be based within the Department of Veterinary Sciences. Research will utilize blood and tissues obtained from previous in vivo studies. The primary focus of the project is to identify parasite proteins associated with sequestration of infected red blood cells within brain capillaries. The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Veterinary Sciences, Parasitology or a relevant field with a minimum of one year of laboratory experience. Preferred qualifications include experience with laboratory techniques including: protein extraction, 2D electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, Western blotting, real time PCR, microscopy, and cell culture. There is opportunity to participate and obtain teaching experience in the inter–departmental microbiology program at the University.

In addition to excellent science at the University, Laramie offers easy access to the Rocky Mountains and outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, and fishing.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

To apply for this position please submit an electronic application via email in PDF format to including a cover letter stating research interests, CV, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Kerry Sondgeroth
1174 Snowy Range Road
Laramie, WY 82070