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    The National Animal Disease Center, Virus and Prion Research Unit in Ames, Iowa is seeking a permanent Research Microbiologist (Computational) to conduct research on viral disease concerns for the U.S. swine industry, e.g., porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, influenza A virus, swine enteric coronaviruses, as well as potential emerging livestock diseases. 

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    Research will involve characterizing and understanding the evolving epidemiology of current and emerging swine pathogens. Research objectives include developing new approaches to evaluating the genetic evolution of economically important swine viruses to provide scientific-based approaches for intervention strategies, vaccine and diagnostic test development, pandemic preparedness in swine or other hosts, and potentially detect unknown agents or mutations in known pathogens that contribute to a unique expression of the related disease.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Domestic travel may be required to attend and present at scientific meetings and conferences.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0403 Microbiology

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