The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University is seeking a Temporary Researcher II.
The Researcher II position involves using a multi-disciplinary approach, contemporary techniques, and emerging technologies (high throughput sequencing) to interrogate respiratory, cutaneous, and
gastrointestinal bacterial pathogens, particularly those with zoonotic potential.
Available studies include 1) identifying how bacterial pathogens modify their gene expression profiles during infection, 2) characterizing novel, non-essential virulence determinants that important to bacterial fitness in the host, 3) developing improved and biologically-relevant animal models of infection, and 4) utilizing novel virulence factors to advance and/or develop medical diagnostics and countermeasures (vaccines).
This is a full-time, 12-month, temporary position with benefits.
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Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
The CVM is USU’s ninth and newest college. Currently, 30 students (20 Utah residents and 10 non-residents) are admitted to USU’s veterinary program each year. Each cohort of students completes their first two years of study at USU in Logan, Utah, after which they complete the remaining two years in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
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