The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology Kansas State University calls application for Postdoctoral Fellowship in the United States of America. This postdoctoral position is for independent research involving viruses such as influenza, Foot and Mount Disease Virus, African swine fever virus, Rift Valley fever virus, Vesicular Stomatis Virus and other select agents. This position will require the individual to move to New York State; and work at Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIACD) for several months to years for ongoing animal research studies.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct infectious disease research in support of viral pathogenesis ad vaccine studies as a member of a large, multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to travel to Plum Island Animal Disease Center to serve as a collaborative team member between PIADC and KSU on research studies between the two facilities lasting several months to years.
- Experience in immunological techniques to include immune cell isolation, flow cytometric staining, flow cytometry experience, ELISA, EliSpot, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation, and immunohistochemistry.
- Generate monoclonal antibodies to select agent recombinant proteins.
- Provide technical support in recombinant DNA technology, molecular biology techniques such as RT-PCR, PCR.
- Expression and affinity purification of recombinant proteins using mammalian cells/insect cells/yeast/E.coli.
- Work with animals [cows, sheep, pigs and mice- inoculation/bleeding/isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and serum] at the BSL2 and BSL3 level of containment.
- Develop, plan, and record experiments.
- Write and edit manuscripts and/or articles for publications and/or presentations.
- Process and prepare experimental data for statistical analysis.
- Hands-on training of new students/visiting scholars/collaborators.
- Provide oversight of daily programmatic activities.
- Provide lab management support (lab inventory/manage lab sample repositories), and ensure compliance with university regulations.
In order to be elligible for Fellowship at Kansas State University in the United States, candidates must have the following qualifications
- Minimum of DVM or graduate degree – MS or Ph.D. in science-related field.
- 5+ years of Molecular laboratory experience – PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, cell culture techniques, western blotting, affinity purification of recombinant proteins using eukaryotic/prokaryotic cells or cell-free systems, conducting safety and immunogenicity studies, immunological assays, virological assays, poster presentations, and/or presentation at local, university or national meetings.
- Ability to work with animals in the BSL2 and BSL3 level of biocontainment.
Kansas State University (KSU), commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is a public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas. It is is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities; and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.