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Fellow (Post Doc) (Diagnostic Medicine / Pathobiology)

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 508363
Work type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About this Role:

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology within the Collge of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc) position. The purpose of this position is to provide training and research support to the Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology (CORE) and collaborate on the ongoing and developing research initiatives between CORE and the Anthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit (ABADRU).

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design, data collection, interpretation and reporting of data pertaining to research related to mammalian responses to arboviral infections, animal health, and veterinary medicine.
  • Support implementation of several studies as they pertain to fundamental physiological, cellular, molecular and immunological analysis of animal systems following virus challenge or provision of sorghum feed.
  • Data collection, cleaning, and data mining, and literature searches.
  • Scientific writing; scientific manuscripts for publication and reports.
  • Help implement and administer projects, disseminate new knowledge and tools resulting from research.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences with expertise in immunology, virology, and/or molecular biology. Alternatively, a DVM plus graduate degree (i.e., MS or PhD), or successful completion of three years of an internship, residency program, and/or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position (e.g., pathology, lab animal medicine)
  • Experience working with or conducting studies with animals – rodents, food animals, and/or companion animals
  • Documented expertise in generating and analyzing biological data relevant to immunity or immune responses including analyzing mammalian antibody responses
  • Documented ability to independently analyze and present scientific data at meetings and prepare and submit scientific reports and publications
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOJ Select Agent clearance as well as necessary medical clearance to work with animals in the BSL3 level of biocontainment
  • Ability to collaborate within a research team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DVM and a Ph.D. in immunology, molecular biology, virology, or related field with training in viral immunology
  • Hands-on skills in generating and maintaining primary swine cells including peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and pulmonary alveolar macrophages (PAMs)
  • Experience testing livestock for the induction of humoral and cellular immune responses by developing/optimizing assays including: plaque reduction neutralization, EliSpot, IHC, FACS, ELISAs
  • Virological laboratory experience – IFA, virus isolation, virus purification, virus titration and quantification
  • Experience studying macrophage characterization and function

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately 

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 50,000 - $ 55,000 annual salary

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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