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Posting Date:                        December 3, 2013                 Posting End Date:    Open Until Filled

Position:                                Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Location:                               CVMNAH/Department of Pathobiology


(This is a temporary position)

Essential Duties

: Incumbent will conduct research in the general field of fish microbiology, molecular biology and immunology related to aquatic animal health

: Specifically conduct research to develop multiple detection methods for fish pathogens in water and fish samples through bacteria identification and/or molecular responses of fish

: Should be skilled to perform bacterial cultures, genomic DNA extraction,  PCR cloning, ligation, transformation, RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, quantitative PCR, API biochemical analysis of bacteria, microbiological analysis of fatty acid methylesters through MIDI microbial identification system, and ELISA

: Perform other experiments as assigned by major professor/advisor

: Perform the appropriate record keeping and filling of laboratory activities using conventional and computerized methods

: Collect scientific information, e.g. literature searching etc.

: Perform other related duties as assigned


: Position requires DVM, MS or PhD in Agricultural Life Sciences or microbiology

: Candidate should have experience in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology or in related field

: Experience in research of cultured fish, fish pathogenesis, fish pathogen detection using biochemical,      microbiological and immunological methods are desirable

Special Consideration

: The position is funded by National Institute of Food and Agriculture; USDA will end on August 31, 2014

: Candidate must be legally eligible to work in the USA.


Commensurate with training, experience, and University Compensation Plan

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant should complete a Tuskegee University employment application, and submit (3) letters of references and a copy of the appropriate transcript for the educational requirements with the submission.

Human Resources Department

Attn: Drs. Srivastava and Reddy

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

 Email Address: employment@mytu.tuskegee.edu                        Fax: 334-724-4319

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