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Research Assistant Professor (Biosecurity/Immunology)

Job Title

Research Assistant Professor (Biosecurity/Immunology)


Prairie View A&M University


Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Prairie View, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

This position is responsible for developing an active research program in small ruminant biosecurity with an emphasis in immunology. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to utilize advanced techniques in cell and molecular biology and have a record of outstanding scholarly research and professional accomplishments related to animal health. This position will also further develop undergraduate and graduate course work in the area of expertise. This is a 100% budgeted research position that utilizes USDA Evans-Allen formula funding. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Continued employment in this position is contingent on research-based performance metrics, including generation of external funding, and continuation of USDA Evans-Allen funding. This is a non-tenure track 9-month position with 100% research appointment with the summer salary support for the first three years from hire.

  • Conceptualizes, develops, and maintains an independent program of research in the Animal Sciences with emphasis on biosecurity and immunology.

  • Directs ongoing laboratory work; supervises and guides specific activities of research support personnel; and conducts regular laboratory meetings and participates in program development and program enhancement.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary research and collaborates with other scientists constituting the animal systems group; and writes and publishes research reports documenting laboratory activities and findings; engages in grantsmanship to increase external support for programmatic activities.

  • Participates in professional/scientific meetings and disseminates research to various CAHS stakeholders and observes University and CAHS administrative policies to insure full compliance with mandated training and implementation of the institutional program for animal care and use.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Licensure, and Experience:
  • Ph.D. in applicable field or discipline.

  • Four (4) years or more of related experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of appropriate laboratory and technical equipment.

  • Knowledge of statistical analyses and statistical analyses software.

  • Knowledge of research in practical and/or basic sciences and scientific publications.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience and/or strong interest in the area of reproductive immunology

  • Commitment to student development

  • Interest in multidisciplinary research and collaborations as well as in outreach/extension

Job Posting Close Date:
  • Open Unti Filled

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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