Molecular Microbiology postdoctoral research opportunity is available

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A Molecular Microbiology postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa. The selected applicant will conduct research on pathogens and conditions that contribute to the Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC). Projects include identifying virulence factors and evaluating the molecular mechanisms used by swine bacterial pathogens, such as Haemophilus parasuis and Streptococcus suis, to colonize and cause disease.

The selected applicant’s primary responsibility will be conducting basic and applied research on swine bacterial pathogens. Activities will include genetic modification of bacterial strains, performing biofilm assays, measuring swine immune responses, and evaluating pathogenesis using molecular tools both in cell culture and in swine. Secondary responsibilities will include working with the swine bacterial pathogens team on ongoing projects. Selected applicant will present research findings in laboratory meetings and seminars and will write scientific manuscripts and publish them in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The link for submitting an application:

Employer Name: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Position Location: Ames, Iowa

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

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