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Iowa State University Postdoc Research Associate – Swine Infectious Disease Surveillance in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Postdoc Research Associate – Swine Infectious Disease Surveillance

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) department at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications for a post-DVM, Postdoctoral Research Associate. This position is located in Ames, Iowa.

The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting independent field research in commercial swine production sites with a focus on infectious disease surveillance. Funding for the project comes through a cooperative agreement with the USDA.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to concurrently pursue a graduate degree, participate in journal clubs, and present research findings at regional and national professional conferences.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

• DVM or equivalent degree.

• Demonstrated focus on swine veterinary medicine.

• 1-year work experience in commercial swine production.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 1 year of additional education or training in swine production medicine.

Department/Program & College Description:

VDPAM supports the continual improvement of food animal agriculture and food supply veterinary medicine to benefit Iowa and the world. The department is made up of highly trained specialists who span a wide range of veterinary disciplines and species interests. Faculty have expertise in diagnostics, medicine, surgery, pathology, microbiology, epidemiology, public health, and production medicine.

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Proposed Start Date:June 9, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:June 8, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

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: June 10, 2021

Posting Close Date:June 24, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5296

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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