Duties: 1) To conduct research and provide technical assistance to the PI, students, and trainees in the lab on microbiology, molecular data analysis, laboratory data analysis, and other miscellaneous problems related to disease epidemiology. 2) To collect and organize data for research activities. 3) To collaborate with the PI in the generation and testing of research hypotheses and data analysis, writing of papers, grants, and reports, and preparation of presentations and lectures 4) To attend, participate, or present at laboratory meetings, seminars, graduate and undergraduate lectures, and conferences as needed 5) To perform miscellaneous laboratory and office duties as assigned by the PI including, but not limited to, ordering supplies and reagents and help the PI in the organization and coordination of meetings and projects. 6) To maintain frequent communication with other faculty and collaborators, including, if required traveling to destinations to meet with collaborators and collect data.
Requirements: The candidate must have a completed a PhD degree by start date. A DVM is not required for this position but it is desirable. Candidates should be able to demonstrate some experience on food animal or public health epidemiology-related research. Candidates with a strong background in microbiology and computational analysis including analysis of bacterial genomes, microbiome, statistics, infectious disease modeling, applied mathematics or a related field will be given preference. The candidate has demonstrated an interest in swine infectious diseases. Strong organizational, quantitative analysis, and writing skills are necessary.
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