The Center for Wildlife Health located in the Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) within the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, is seeking a highly-motivated professional (Ph.D., D.V.M., or equivalent) to work as post-doctoral research associate for at least two years on amphibian disease research supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. This individual will work with a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team of scientists investigating transmission pathways, host immune responses, and mechanisms of pathogenesis for the recently discovered chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal).
Exceptional candidates will have experience in designing experiments, executing in vivo and in vitro controlled experiments with pathogens, husbandry and necropsy of amphibian or other wildlife species, pathogen culture and diagnostic techniques, and biosecurity SOP’s. The individual is expected to have strong quantitative skills, and the ability to supervise lab operations, design and execute experiments, analyze data, and write high-impact publications. A post-doctoral mentoring plan will be established with the successful candidate, and there will be opportunities for travel among partnering research institutions, delivering results at conferences, and participation in various professional development activities (e.g., grant writing workshops). The post-doc will have opportunities to make additional professional contacts through participation on several wildlife disease committees with the principal investigators. If desired, the individual will have the opportunity to strengthen teaching skills by assisting with instruction of existing courses at UTK or development of an independent course.
Interested candidates should attach a cover letter summarizing experience and professional interests, and a CV with at least three references. Review of applications will begin on 15 August 2018, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
This is an exempt position with a salary range of $40,000 – $47,000, dependent upon availability of external funding, and includes full benefits.
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Primary Location US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization Forestry, Wildlife & Fish-Res
Campus/Institute Institute of Agriculture
Job Posting Aug 8, 2018, 3:45:38 PM