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Iowa State University Post Doc Research Associate in 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:

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 “Apply” 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 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:September 30, 2020

Job Requisition Number:R2793

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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All postings close at 12:01 AM CST on the date listed. That said, the posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.