Postdoctoral Research Associate
USDA/ARS, US National Poultry Research Center
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Post Date: May 30, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Location: US - Georgia - Athens
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Description
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: A soft fund sponsored a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at USDA/ARS, US National Poultry Research Center, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia. The incumbent will be responsible for characterizing and evaluating the Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vectored infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) or other avian pathogen vaccine candidates in vitro and in vivo. Research will involve in generating recombinant NDVs and evaluating clinical protection and immune responses after vaccination and challenge. Work with infected animals and cells will be performed in our BSL-2/3 biocontainment facility. The postdoc will be responsible for disseminating research results at scientific meetings and in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Skills
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. and/or DVM in virology, molecular biology, immunology or a related field is required. A strong background in general molecular genetics and immunological techniques is necessary. Experience working with cell cultures and poultry is desirable.

Notes
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: This position requires the selectee to undergo a pre-employment check and a full background investigation. US citizens are preferred and qualified internationals are also encouraged to apply for this postdoc position.


Contact Details
Name: Qingzhong Yu
Division: USDA/ARS
Department: US National Poultry Research Center
Address: 934 College Station Rd
City: Athens
State/Province: Georgia
Zipcode: 30605
Country: United States
Ph: 7065463628
FAX: 7065463161