Coordinator, Animal Health Research

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Coordinator, Animal Health Research

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Job Description Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program in food animal infectious diseases which contributes to the research mission of the Department of Pathobiology and College of Veterinary Medicine, 2) provide administrative oversight to Animal Health Research labs and farms, which are components of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and 3) support advanced training of veterinarians and graduate students in food animal infectious diseases.

Departmental and University research programs exist in avian diseases and poultry pathology, molecular virology and bacteriology, molecular diagnostics, food safety, pathogen detection, applied immunology, parasitology, platelet pathophysiology, molecular genetics, oncology, pathogenic mechanisms of infectious diseases, embryo-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, and neuropathology. Additional programs exist with opportunities for collaboration within the College of Veterinary Medicine and with faculty from across Auburn University (including the College of Agriculture, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, Food Systems Institute, and Harrison School of Pharmacy). Diagnostic services include bacteriology and mycology, virology, anatomic and clinical pathology, parasitology, and molecular diagnostics. The department houses the University core lab in flow cytometry- FACS (including MoFlo XPD Flow Cytometer and high speed cell sorter, as well as ACCURI C6 Flow Cytometer Analyzer). Other University core facilities support advanced microscopy and imaging, laser microdissection, multispectral imaging, and in vivo imaging. In addition, through institutional collaboration with the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, a full array of genomic sequencing and functional genomic technologies is available.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or DVM degree, record of accomplishment in maintenance of an extramurally-funded research program, and record of administrative experience with oversight of research laboratories or programs at the time the appointment begins. Animal Health Research and the College of Veterinary Medicine have established cattle herds and facilities dedicated to the study of cattle viruses in general and bovine viral diarrhea virus and bovine alphaherpesvirus-1 specifically. Minimum qualifications also include strengths in didactic classroom and small group instruction, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

We especially seek candidates with experience with these viral pathogens of cattle.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021 and continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, outline of research plans, letter of intent summarizing career goals and current research activities, and names and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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