A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL) located in Orient Point, New York.
The USDA APHIS FADDL at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, New York provides the diagnostic capability to assist the States and the USDA in diagnosing and responding to Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) threats. Specifically, the FADDL provides diagnostics for vesicular and swine diseases. The selected Fellow will collaborate with microbiologists, veterinarians, statisticians, and biotechnicians to support the diagnostic mission.
|Organization||University at Albany|
|Subjects||Agricultural Sciences, Biochemistry, Animal Sciences, General Biology, Cellular, and Molecular Biology, Comparative Medicine and Laboratory Animal Medicine, Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Microbiology, Virology|
|Amount||$50,000 and $70,000|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Contest Deadline||December 30, 2022|
Who is Eligible?
The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor’s degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Agricultural Sciences, Biochemistry, Animal Sciences, General Biology, Cellular, and Molecular Biology, Comparative Medicine and Laboratory Animal Medicine, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, and Zoonoses, Microbiology, Virology).
- Knowledge of general laboratory practices including aseptic technique and the use of common laboratory equipment (centrifuge, micropipettes, biosafety cabinets, microscope, etc.).
- Ability to demonstrate a level of familiarity with ELISA and PCR testing.
- Proficiency in technical writing, oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills, as well as critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret data.
- Demonstrated flexibility and self-motivation to complete assigned tasks.
- Eagerness to learn from peers and to collaborate in a team environment.
- Proficiency in using basic word processing and data management software.
- A background in cell biology, virology, microscopy, and/or foreign animal diseases.
- BSL-3 laboratory experience.
- Experience in working with select agents.
- Experience with ELISA assays.
- This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
How To Apply?
Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email USDA-APHIS@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The participant(s) will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with their educational level and experience. The annual stipend for these appointments will be determined upon selection and will range between $50,000 and $70,000.
The deadline for the online submission of the application and supporting documents is December 30, 2022.