Post Doctoral Open Positions


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 www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness

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 ksondger@uwyo.edu 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

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Research Associate Position Available, Kansas State University

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

(Announcement posted November 7, 2014)

A Research Associate position in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology is available to research bacterial antimicrobial resistance within the new Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (www.iccm.ksu.edu) at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Applicants are sought with a strong background in classical microbiological techniques and experience in molecular microbiology or bacterial genetics. A preference will be given to a candidate who also possesses training or research experience in one or more of: experimentation in farm-animal species, cells cultures, pharmacodynamic experimentation, or mathematical methods for research (modeling or statistics) with programming. Preferred education is a PhD, DVM or a similar-level degree. The educational requirement may be substituted for relevant experience, for example, a MSc degree followed by at least 2 years of work experience in a research or diagnostic microbiological laboratory. A good command of technical writing in English is requested.

Selected candidate will conduct independent research (80%), manage a small-size laboratory (20%): order supplies and equipment, maintain inventories, supervise student workers, ensure laboratory safety (BSL2 level of biocontainment), and write technical documentation such as laboratory protocols. This is a term appointment.

To apply, please e-mail Wendy Michaels, wmichael@vet.k-state.edu by November 30, 2014:
(1) CV/resume with a list of laboratory and analytical techniques you have mastered;
(2) 1-2 page description of the research or diagnostic service you have performed;
(3) 1-2 peer-reviewed publications in English where you were responsible for writing all or a part of the Materials and Methods section; and (4) list of three professional references.

Screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

KSU is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans whom actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.

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Post Doctoral Fellows Positions at Institute of Computational Computational Medicine, Kansas State University

Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

(Announcement posted November 4, 2014)

Three new post doctoral fellow positions are opening immediately to conduct research within the new Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (www.iccm.ksu.edu) at Kansas State University. A PhD in pharmacokinetics, pharmacometrics, epidemiology or biostatistics along with experience doing physiological based or population-based mixed effect pharmacokinetic modeling is required.

1. The individual in this position will develop and apply pharmacokinetic models to aid in the prediction of chemical and drug tissue withdrawal times in food producing animals for the aim of insuring safe foods for human consumption. This work is primarily involved in making interspecies extrapolations based on data collected in the USDA-supported national Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) as well as designing experiments and analyzing data obtained in new animal trials.

2. The individual in this position will develop algorithms based on pharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic data to compare the equivalency of different formulations, routes of administration and dosage regimens for drugs used in food-producing animals. This work will contribute to a drug information system for farmers in developing countries to aid in avoiding drug residues in food of animal origin, thereby opening up markets and promoting trade. Applicants are sought who have a strong background in pharmacokinetics and can apply this knowledge through logic skills and computer programming.

3. The individual in this position will develop pharmacodynamic models to aid in the prediction of microbiological safety of use of antimicrobial drugs in food producing animals. Special focus is the influence of bacterial antimicrobial resistance on drug pharmacodynamics. Applicants are sought who have a strong background in microbiology and either have experience in pharmacodynamic modeling, or have a sufficient quantitative background to quickly assimilate the modeling.

Please send your letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references to:

Lori Gilmore, ICCM, College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Email: lgilmore@vet.kstate.edu

Please indicate which of the post-doctoral positions you are applying for when submitting your application.

Screening of applicants begins November 30, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. KSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.

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Post-Doctoral Associate in Virology Position Available, North Dakota State University

Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

(Announcement posted August 19, 2014)

The Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences in North Dakota State University offers a post-doctoral position in virology. The project involves the characterization of the correlates of protection at the pathogen and host interface and development of vaccines and diagnostic tests.

The candidate will provide some student training and, help with related research projects and lab management. Good oral communication, scientific writing skills and independence in research are expected. Applicants with publications demonstrating expertise in recombinant DNA, protein expression, reverse genetics systems and immunology will be preferred.

For complete details about this position and to apply, go to http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/5354 (only online applications are accepted). Please contact Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy at Sheela.ramamoorthy@ndsu.edu for further enquiries.

NDSU is an EO/AA employer. Women and traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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