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A research opportunity is currently available with the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency with a mission to find solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table. ARS will deliver cutting-edge, scientific tools and innovative solutions for American farmers, producers, industry, and communities to support the nourishment and well-being of all people; sustain our nation’s agroecosystems and natural resources; and ensure the economic competitiveness and excellence of our agriculture. The vision of the agency is to provide global leadership in agricultural discoveries through scientific excellence.
The mission of National Animal Disease Center is to conduct basic and applied research on selected diseases of economic importance to the U.S. livestock and poultry industries. National Animal Disease Center : USDA ARS
Research Project: Under the guidance of the USDA scientist mentor, the selected participant will perform research investigating the human foodborne pathogens Campylobacter and Salmonella, their interactions with turkey intestinal tissues and immune system, and intervention strategies against their colonization that will benefit animal health and food safety.
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Learning Objectives: The selected participant will:
- Learn and implement a range of assays (bacteriological, immunological, and/or molecular techniques)
- Examine host-microbe interactions of Campylobacter and Salmonella in the turkey
- Identify and/or evaluate non-antibiotic intervention strategies against these foodborne pathogens
- Develop professional skills through both individual and team research
Mentor(s): The mentor(s) for this opportunity is Melissa Monson (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research project, please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: 2023. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment length will initially be up to one year but may be renewed upon recommendation of ARS and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. A Health Insurance Supplement will also be provided.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and ARS. Participants do not become employees of USDA, ARS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.ARS.Midwest@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor’s degree in one of the relevant fields or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by December 31, 2023. Degree must have been received within the past five years.
- Previous wet lab experience (e.g., pipetting, making reagents)
- Basic molecular biology (e.g., DNA or RNA isolation, PCR, qRT-PCR)
- Isolation and growth of bacterial cultures
- Immune assays (e.g., ELISA, immunohistochemistry)
- Good interpersonal skills
- Enthusiastic, independent and self-motivated
- Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
- Degree: Bachelor’s Degree.
- Disciplines: Life Health and Medical Sciences
- Veteran Status: Veterans Preference, degree received within the last 120 month(s).
Apply for USDA-ARS-MW-2023-0204 by 22 Dec 2023.
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