Postdoctoral Position Announcement - Immunity

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Visiting Scientist/Scholar

Location: American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University, Langston, OK

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available for a motivated, ambitious, and talented scientist to study factors affecting the immunity of goats to internal parasitism, namely infection with the gastrointestinal nematode Haemonchus contortus. Both in vitro and in vivo experiments will be conducted. Different substances of varying purity will be evaluated in regards to potential effects on conditions including fecal egg count, egg hatch, larval motility, migration, and artificial exsheathment, lymphocyte count and proliferation, cytokine and immunoglobulin concentrations, and cytokine gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The individual will participate in the development and design of experiments and be responsible for study conduct, data handling, statistical analyses, data interpretation, and preparation of publications for peer-review journals.

Qualifications and Experience:

The selected individual will have a doctoral degree in animal or veterinary science, biology, or a related field. Demonstrated capabilities are required in successful planning, preparations, management, coordination, and conduct of animal experiments and laboratory analyses, data collection and handling, statistical analyses, data interpretation, preparation of articles for peer-review journals, and presentation of findings at meetings of professional societies. The skills of cellular and molecular technologies and ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team are essential.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Appointment Length: Initially 1 year and may be extended to 3 years

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Appointment Date: January 1, 2018

To Apply: Send letter of application, resume, official transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Tilahun Sahlu
American Institute for Goat Research
Langston University, P. O. Box 730, Langston, OK 73050 USA
Tel: (405) 466-6148
Email: sahlu@langston.edu