The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Bacteriology and Bioinformatics Sections of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL). The ISU VDL is engaged daily in missions of service, instruction and research. It provides comprehensive and cutting edge diagnostic services to diverse range of clientele. Daily case work processed by the VDL includes more than 80,000 field cases per year submitted by veterinarians and animal owners from Iowa and throughout the United States, as well as research samples from both the University and private sectors.
This position will conduct cutting edge research and develop the next generation of diagnostic tools that collectively aim to enhance and create new knowledge and applications that serve to mitigate and or better control bacterial diseases in swine. This position will be involved in the design, implementation, evaluationÂ and disseminationÂ of swine researchprojects in the area of infectious diseases of swine, centered on the diagnosis, epidemiology and immunology of swine bacterial diseases, as a member of a large, multidisciplinary team.
Responsibilities also include providing direct supervision and management of a swine bacteriology research laboratory.
The successful candidate will conduct genomics informatics of bacteriaÂ and virusesÂ including genome assembly, annotation, and comparative analyses. This role will work on multiple projects simultaneously, requiring effective team work and the ability to communicate complex results with non-bioinformatics scientists.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to successfully carryout the duties of this position:
Basic understanding of laboratory protocol and sterile procedures, microbiology techniques, and infectious disease pathobiology. Ability to organize and follow instructions. Ability to work with speed and accuracy. Ability to problem solve. Good verbal and written communication skills are critical to the teamwork approach, as well as, the interactions with many people who seek results by phone or personal visit
Ability to effectively write and orally communicate scientific content.
Ability to analyze quantitative/qualitative data
Experience in diagnostic microbiology. Training or experience that demonstrates understanding of laboratory protocol and sterile procedures. Experience in a high-volume laboratory setting. Experience with molecular diagnostic testing (e.g., PCR and NGS).
Proposed Start Date:
November 11, 2019
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
November 10, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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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. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.