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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a single pdf containing the
materials listed below.
Statement of Research that describes past research experience and future interests within the Bourassa laboratory
Contact information of the three academic or professional references