Post-Doctoral Research Associate AD

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate AD


Vet Med Poultry Diagnostic & Research

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health. The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community,

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Lab and field work associated with avian reovirus vaccine testing in vitro and in vivo

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Data collection and analysis

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Grant application, writing, presentations

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

Expertise working with poultry pathogens in avian challenge models, data collection from pathogenesis studies, tissue collection at post mortem examination, statistical analysis of data, generation of graphs and tables for presentations and reports, basic virology lab skills including virus isolation, propagation and characterization and bioinformatics.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

PhD in Poultry Science, Microbiology or closely related field

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

PhD in Poultry Science, Microbiology or closely related field; experience working with chickens in avian pathogen vaccination/challenge models; ability to accurately collect data at timepoints, organize data, analyze data and generate figures and tables in common computer programs.

Physical Demands:

Lift 50 lbs, sit or stand for long periods of time, work in hot and humid environments if needed.

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Posted: 6/6/2020
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time