Visiting Veterinary Research Specialist - Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine (A1700638)

Champaign, IL
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Full-time 100% (6-month) Visiting Veterinary Research Specialist

Rank and Salary: The Department of Pathobiology ( at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a full-time (6-month), Visiting Veterinary Research Specialist to execute experiments in order to accomplish the goals of the lab in the area of immunity and immunopathology during fungal and bacterial infections within a research laboratory. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Professional Opportunities: The University of Illinois has a tradition of excellence as a Land Grant University and a Tier One Research University. The College of Veterinary Medicine has an innovative professional veterinary curriculum and is focused on expanding integration of clinical, applied and basic research efforts across the college and university. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The Department encompasses a unique blend of expertise in comparative pathology, epidemiology, immunology, microbial pathogenesis, parasitology, and virology. Through its multidisciplinary nature, the Department is positioned to make significant contributions to solving complex disease problems in biomedical sciences. Our particular strength is our diverse complement of disciplines working toward an integrated approach that enables vital discoveries in all aspects of disease emergence, mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions, and novel approaches to disease prevention.

The Department of Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. Specialized research services are available through the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center (, Institute for Genomic Biology (, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory ( and National Center for Supercomputing Applications (

Personal Opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received top rankings by Harvard University's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education for its pre-tenure practices in balancing work and home.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include possession of a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science, Biology or related life-science field. A Master's degree in the areas of Immunology, Microbiology, or Animal Sciences is preferred. A minimum of one year experience with immunology techniques and knowledge on immunology assays is required. One year of experience with molecular techniques and knowledge on lab animals and vet animals is preferred. Knowledge of various cellular and molecular immunology assays, cell culture and in vitro assays, molecular assays such as PCR, electrophoresis, Real-Time PCR, lab maintenance such as order supplies, and federal guidelines/requirements is required.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Culture of yeast and bacteria
  • Maintenance of mouse colony and pheno/genotyping
  • Infection of mice
  • Harvest tissues and analyze the immune cells by flow cytometry
  • Train and assist the new lab members
  • Analyze the data and make figures
  • Maintain lab documents
  • Order supplies and maintain appropriate documentation
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal regulations and standard

Starting Date: Immediate

Closing Date: In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by October 27, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Application Procedures:

Please create your candidate profile through Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for three references by October 27, 2017. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. This visiting position may become permanent at a later date depending on department need and funding. Additional information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Somashekarappa Nanjappa ( The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Dr. Daniel Rock, Chair, Search Committee

Department of Pathobiology

University of Illinois

1008 W. Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Visiting Veterinary Research Specialist - Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine (A1700638)
Open Date: 10/11/2017
Close Date: 10/27/2017
Organization Name: Pathobiology


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