Post-Doc – Wildlife Population Genomics and Pathogenic Antimicrobial Resistance: Starkville, MS

Agency
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University
Location
Starkville, MS
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
$55,000+/year (dependent on experience)
Start Date
10/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
08/15/2022
Website
https://www.carnivore.fwrc.msstate.edu/index.php
Description
We are seeking a post-doctoral scientist with experience in genomics to work on a project assessing the role of wildlife in distribution of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in agricultural systems. Specifically, the successful candidate will use DNA extracted from fecal samples collected from five species in the southeastern US to refine methods to identify individuals in wildlife populations (using GT-seq), and to quantify antimicrobial resistant genes (ARGs) and fecal indicator and pathogenic bacteria, to facilitate use of quantitative approaches linking wildlife space use with distribution of AMR and pathogens. The successful candidate will be housed within the Carnivore and Population Ecology Lab at Mississippi State University (https://www.carnivore.fwrc.msstate.edu/index.php) and collaborate with Drs. Dana Morin (MSU), and John Brooks (USDA-ARS). Funding is available for one year with an opportunity to extend contingent on performance, and includes travel to conferences, trainings, and meetings with collaborators.
Qualifications
Applicants must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral program by start of employment, with demonstrated research accomplishments and publications in the primary research literature. Required experience includes advanced knowledge and application of population genomics, disease ecology or microbiology. Candidates with some experience in designing GT-seq panels will be preferred. To APPLY: Please submit a combined PDF including 1) cover letter discussing your qualifications and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) complete contact information for three professional references to dana.morin@msstate.edu.
Contact Person
Dana Morin
Contact eMail
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