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Ph.D. Research Assistantship (Spring 2024)

The Department of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University is seeking a highly motivated Ph. D. graduate research assistant beginning the Spring semester of 2024. The research will focus on identifying the challenge model, mitigation strategies, and antibiotic resistance pattern of avian pathogenic E. coli.


The selected candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following tasks:

  • Working in a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory and live challenge facility

  • Developing research protocols

  • Performing bacterial challenges and interventions after the challenge

  • Performing data collection and analysis using statistical software

  • Presenting research outcomes in scientific meetings and conferences and refereed publications

Qualifications:

  • M.S. in poultry science, animal science, veterinary science, microbiology, or a closely related field

  • Prior microbiology experience is preferred but not mandatory

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Contact Dr. Pratima Adhikari for more details, by email at pratima.adhikari@msstate.edu before applying to the Mississippi State Graduate Program.

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