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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

A post-doctoral research scientist position is available to 1) explore genomic and phenotypic factors associated with emerging and persistent Salmonella foodborne outbreak isolates, 2) investigate antimicrobial resistance transfer in multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella serovars, and/or 3) develop and evaluate antibiotic alternatives that will benefit food safety and public health (such as vaccines, biotherapeutics, feed additives, etc.). Two research tracks are available: a traditional lab-based research position involving bacteriology, in vitro cell culture experiments, immunological assays (e.g. ELISA, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry), molecular biology techniques, phenotypic assays, and animal models of infectious disease (particularly swine and turkeys); or a computational-based approach to analyze and interpret genomic, metagenomic, and/or gene expression datasets from animals and microbes for systems biology model development involving bacterial genome organization and function, control of gene expression (host and bacterial), and/or microbial community structure related to host-pathogen interactions in food animals. The appointment is available immediately and will initially be for one year but may be renewed up to four additional years based on mutual satisfaction and availability of funds. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and doctoral degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.


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