The employee will carry out research on the Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms involved in mitigating Enteric (intestinal) Bacterial pathogen colonization in food animals, particularly poultry species. The employee will support projects through original research, collaboration with other team member, and mentoring of students. The employee will also contribute to additional proposal efforts, thereby strengthening North Carolina A&T State University's ability to attract external funding. The employee's principal research responsibilities will be to utilize gene expression, electrophoresis/blotting, and cell culture techniques to investigate mechanisms involved in immune responses to enteric bacterial pathogens in food animals, particularly poultry species. The employee will confer with Professor/Dr.Fasina on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University's reputation in research. The employee will publish research results, in collaboration with Professor/Dr. Fasina, in recognized journals. The employee will share student mentoring with Professor/Dr. Fasina and will participate in departmental seminars and other professional activities as assigned.
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NC A&T State University is a public, comprehensive, land-grant university committed to fulfilling its fundamental purposes through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. The university offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels with emphasis on engineering, agriculture, biological science, technology, literature and other academic areas. Basic and applied research is conducted by faculty university centers of excellence, in institutional relationships, and through significant involvement with several public and private agencies. The university also conducts major research through biology, health science, engineering, as well as extension programs in agriculture.
The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has a rich history of innovation and application of cutting-edge technology. From our pioneering Laboratory Animal Science and Landscape Architecture programs to our award-winning Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research programs, our faculty and staff serve today's needs while keeping an eye on the future. With programs and expertise in such areas as biotechnology, agricultural and biosystems engineering, natural resources management, waste management, and food microbiology, the A&T College of Agriculture grows concurrently with the demand for qualified graduates. Our four academic departments are the Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education; the Department of Animal Sciences; the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design. Within these departments, students will find a myriad of opportunities for classroom learning, research and field work. Through our Agricultural Research Program and our Cooperative Extension Program, we can research issues of importance to North Carolina and provide research-based outreach training to citizens across the state and around the world.
The Department of Animal Sciences is housed in a 64,000 square foot, 2 story facility. It accommodates modern instructional classrooms, teaching laboratories and faculty research laboratories. The first floor includes a 12,000 square foot environmentally controlled laboratory animal resource unit. Bachelor of Science Degrees are offered in Animal Science, Animal Science (Animal Industry concentration), and Laboratory Animal Science, in addition to The Master of Science Degree in Agricultural and Environmental Systems with a concentration in Integrated Animal Health Systems. The department is supported by beef, poultry, swine, dairy, small ruminants, equine teaching and research facilities. These extended laboratory opportunities, located as part of the University's fam complex, help to further enhance research capabilities and practical demonstrations for agricultural activities. The department consists of 9 faculty members; 410 undergraduate students and 12 graduate students. The Department of Animal Sciences produces the second highest number of African Americans that go on to pursue the D.V.M in the United States. The department also has one of the highest student first-year retention rates on campus, displaying the importance placed upon student success.
Internal job number: 009735
Ph.D. awarded within the last five years in Animal Sciences or related fields such as Bacteriology, Biosciences, Immunology, and Molecular Biology.
A strong experimental and/or theoretical background with evidence of technical skills related to investigating immune responses to enteric Bacterial Pathogens in Animals. Strong experience in statistical analysis of scientific research data using SAS software or SPSS. Considerable experience in publishing research manuscripts in scientific journals.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!