Research Assistant Professor - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory ( F1800072 )

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Full-time, 100% (12 month basis) Research Assistant Professor

The University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is seeking to hire a Research Assistant Professor with expertise in diagnostic and molecular virology and microbiology to facilitate design, validation, and testing of PCR, RT-PCR and qPCR assays as well as next generation sequencing and CHIP technology. Specimens submitted represent companion animals, livestock and poultry as well as zoo and exotic animals with testing performed for veterinary clients from the College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well as private practice and USDA, NAHLN, FDA and NPIP. The laboratory is an AAVLD accredited lab with rigorous quality assurance practices and carefully controlled standard operating procedures. The successful candidate would assist with oversite of molecular assays, work with Virology and Molecular Section Heads, a research scientist, and 5 academic professional staff members to respond to routine testing needs as well as outbreaks and emerging diseases. A PhD in Microbiology and several years of clinical or diagnostic experience are required. The position is a full-time, 12 month, annual renewable appointment.

The University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in teaching, research, public service and engagement. Located in Urbana - Champaign, Illinois, the College performs a pivotal role in basic and translational biological and medical sciences. The University of Illinois' Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory services are integral in problem solving for today's veterinarians and discovery for tomorrow's animal and human health applications.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.


In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 27, 2018. Interviews may occur prior to July 27, 2018; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and consideration will continue until a suitable candidate is identified for the position. Please visit to apply. Applications should include a cover letter stating career goals and interests, curriculum vitae and names including contact information for three or more professional references. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Questions should be directed to:

Dr. Carol Maddox

College of Veterinary Medicine

2001 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802

[email protected]

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: 1-Faculty
Title: Research Assistant Professor - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory ( F1800072 )
Open Date: 07/13/2018
Close Date: 07/27/2018
Organization Name: Veterinary Diagnostic Lab





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Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 7/28/2018
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