Ames, Iowa

Position Information: Position Title: Post Doc Research Associate Appointment Type: Post Doc/Trainee Job Description: Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:  A successful candidate will be expected to carry out biomedical research from experimental design to publication on the swine infectious diseases. The candidate will lead and participate in collaborative projects to understand host-pathogen interaction and characterization of immunological target of specific ARN and DNA swine pathogens, using in vitro and in vivo models. While they will work with the principal investigator on overall lab goals, they are expected to work independently at the bench and to drive their project forward both experimentally and theoretically, inclusive of experimental design, bench work, analysis of data, and manuscript preparation. Working alongside the PI, they will serve as a mentor for graduate and undergraduate students, ensuring that lab personnel is reaching experimental and program goals. The position will also have some laboratory management duties inclusive of assisting with reagent preparation, laboratory inventory, ordering supplies, and maintaining records regarding biological/chemical inventories, environmental health and safety compliance, and grant preparation. Required Minimum Qualifications:  BS or BA in microbiology or highly related field, Ph.D. in virology or highly related field. Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in the development of molecular and serological diagnostic assays (i.e., primer/probe design for high throughput qPCR, ELISA ).Experience in flow-cytometry (viral RNA and protein detection) and western blot techniques.Experience in virus isolation and primary cell culture. Experience in protein expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. Experience in cloning and reverse genetic for ARN virus infectious clones production Department/Program & College Description:  The position is in the Department Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine of Veterinary Medicine Department Unit/Website:  https://vetmed.iastate.edu/vdpam Proposed Start Date: September 1, 2020 Proposed End Date or Length of Term: August 31, 2021 Number of Months Employed Per Year: Time Type: Full time Pay Grade: Post Docs Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please click on â??Applyâ?? and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.   If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Original Posting Date: July 17, 2020 Posting Close Time: This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior. Posting Close Date: December 13, 2020 Job Requisition Number: R2793

Ames, Iowa

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