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Post-Doctoral Fellow Position

Summary of Position

The Department of Poultry Science at Auburn University is seeking a highly motivated

individual interested in a post-doctoral fellowship in the discipline of poultry microbiology and

food safety. The postdoc position will focus on the transmission and control of foodborne

pathogens in the poultry production and processing environment. Work for this position may be

performed in a laboratory, classroom, office, or remote field site. Workload priorities may need

to be shifted and schedules changed in order to meet multiple deadlines.


  • Conduct research to assess transmission and reduction of foodborne pathogens in poultry

  • Maintain precise records of research findings and the analysis of results

  • Write reports as required, communicate findings, and prepare manuscripts for publication

  • Mentor others and work collaboratively in the lab to learn and aid in other projects

  • Present research at professional meetings

  • Other duties as assigned

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Able to organize, multitask time efficiently and work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary and interactive research environment

  • Effective writing and communication skills, meticulous record keeping

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team

  • Previous experience with poultry food safety, molecular biology, microbiology, data analysis; ideal candidate will have familiarity with several of these disciplines and additional training will be provided as needed


  • An earned PhD in poultry science, animal science, food science or a related field by the time of hiring.

Applications will be reviewed as received and the position is open until filled. Applications must

be emailed to Dr. Dianna Bourassa ( as a single pdf containing the

materials listed below.

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. Statement of Research that describes past research experience and future interests within the Bourassa laboratory

  4. Contact information of the three academic or professional references

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