The Farnell Laboratory would like to hire a graduate student to pursue a Ph.D. in Pre-Harvest Food Safety and Avian Immunology. The position will cover stipend, tuition, fees, and health insurance. The student would take a full course load and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to maintain eligibility. Funding guaranteed for the first year, but additional funding will be contingent on sourcing new grants and student productivity.
Oversee and assist with four ongoing federally funded research projects in the areas of farm biosecurity (2 grants), state animal health official training, and development of a novel Salmonella vaccine.
Significant training will be required to work with infected animals and within biosafety level 2 laboratories and animal rearing facilities
Train and coordinate with undergraduate students
Assist with other research projects, with expectation of collaboration
Assist with undergraduate classes and lab responsibilities as needed
Write peer reviewed publications (at least 3 expected) and present data at scientific meetings
Exceptional work ethic, pays extreme attention to detail
Good sense of humor, team player, goal oriented
Good communication skills, well organized
Ability to work in commercial and research animal facilities as needed
Ability to work with risk group 2 pathogens
Ability to work in hot, humid, and dusty environments wearing personal protective equipment such as coveralls, smock, boot covers, hair net, gloves and face mask
B.S. related to Animal Science, Poultry Science, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology
M.S. in one of the above-mentioned areas
Published in a peer-reviewed journal
Prior record of presenting data at a scientific meeting
Available to meet at the Poultry Science Association meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for initial introductions.
This position will be open until filled. Our target start date is the spring of 2024 or sooner.