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USDA Plum Island Biodefense Postdoctoral Molecular Biologist


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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
USDA Plum Island Biodefense Postdoctoral Molecular Biologist The Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) Research Participation Program offers research opportunities to motivated postdoctoral candidates interested in developing novel strategies to control foreign animal diseases, for African swine fever virus (ASFV). PIADC is the only U.S. laboratory facility performing research, development and diagnosis of foreign animal diseases of highest threat to the U.S. This critical national asset is located off the northeast coast of Long Island, NY, and accessible by government-provided ferry from Orient Point, NY, and Old Saybrook, CT. Research is performed in a Bio-Safety Level 3 containment laboratory and animal facility. This position will involve training in isolation of primary swine macrophages, creating mutant ASFV by homologous recombination, and identifying novel protein viral-host interactions.

Applicants must:

- Have or be completing a graduate Ph.D. degree in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, virology, genetics, or other discipline related to foreign animal diseases.

- Have or be eligible to obtain a security clearance.

- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, or be eligible for a J-1 visa, if a foreign national.

Participant benefits:

- Selected candidates will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during the appointment. Candidates will also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance.

- Appointments are for one year. Appointments may be extended in increments of up to one year, contingent upon project needs and funding availability. The maximum length of time a participant can spend in the ORISE program is five years form their initial appointment start date..
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (Lead)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Biology
Cellular Biology
Epidemiology
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Microbiology
Molecular Biology

Keywords:
Chemical Biology
Genetic Epidemiology
Immunology
Life Sciences and Medicine
Microbial Biology
Molecular Chemistry
Molecular Genetics
Virology

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Defense
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)


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