Fellow (Post Doc) (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology)
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Manhattan, KS 66502
About this Role:
The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology with the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc). The purpose of this position is to perform basic research on influenza virus and other swine pathogens, and swine influenza surveillance and develop vaccines for influenza and other infectious diseases, virus and host interaction.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s commitment to the Principles of Community.
Duties / Responsibilities:
Will plan and conduct basic research on influenza virus and other swine pathogens
Swine influenza surveillance and develop vaccines for influenza and other infectious diseases, virus and host interaction.
Use of traditional techniques such as cell culture, virus isolation and amplification, HI and NI and basic serology techniques. Molecular techniques such as DNA and RNA isolation, DNA cloning, subcloning, mutagenesis, reverse genetics, RT-PCR, immunostaining and immunoblotting analyses are required.
Working with different animal models such as mouse, chicken, and swine etc.
Working at bio-safety level 2 or bio-safety level 3 animal facilities.
Keeping laboratory records, analyze data, draft and edit manuscript, write experimental protocols, prepare grant applications.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in virology or microbiology
Extensive research background in molecular virology, biology and immunology
Basic molecular and traditional virology techniques (e.g.virus isolation), HI and immunohistochemistry, expression & purification of viral protein and recombinant protein; cloning and basic molecular work)
Experience with different animal models such as chicken, mouse and swine etc. at BSL-2 and BSL-3 facilities
Basic to advanced technical knowledge for computer software, peripherals and network applications
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Screening of Applications Begins:
Screening of applications begins immediately
Salary Range / Pay Rate:
$ 47,500 – $ 52,000 annual salary
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.