Postdoctoral Scholar Opening: Bovine Mastitis Pathogens Genetic Analysis, Diagnostic Test Design and Evaluation

Jan 29, 2016 admin
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Application period Jan 28, 2016 12:10 AM to
Mar 31, 2016 11:55 PM
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Postdoctoral Scholar Opening: Bovine Mastitis Pathogens Genetic Analysis, Diagnostic Test Design and Evaluation

Job Function: Bovine Mastitis Pathogens Genetic Analysis, Diagnostic Test Design and Evaluation

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to develop and apply molecular detection methods for bacterial mastitis pathogens impacting dairy cattle. This position is within a multi-disciplinary project led by Professor Maria Marco at the Department of Food Science & Technology and Dr. Sharif Aly at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, University of California, Davis, USA. Specifically, the genomes of Mycoplasma bovis and other mastitis-related bacterial pathogens will be investigated to develop real-time PCR assays that will be validated and applied to study the epidemiology and control of mastitis in dairy herds.

Job Requirements: Qualified individuals should have a strong background in microbiology and molecular biology, preferably with expertise in bioinformatics and DNA-sequence based bacterial identification methods. Knowledge of milking systems and control of mastitis on dairy herds is preferred. The successful candidate should have a PhD degree, show a demonstrated record in scientific publication, and be proficient in written and oral English. Excellent communication skills are required because the project will involve working in a multi-disciplinary team of microbiologists, veterinarians, farm owners and staff.

Location: Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Salary range: Commensurate with Experience

Dates of Employment: The position is available immediately for one year with the possibility of extension contingent on performance.

To apply, send a cover letter citing the title of this announcement, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Drs. Maria Marco at or Sharif Aly at .

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.  We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

 

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Jan 28, 2016 12:10 AM to
Mar 31, 2016 11:55 PM

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Department of Food Science & Technology

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