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    Summary

    This position is located in the Endemic Poultry Viral Disease Research Unit with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Athens, GA.

    The mission of the Laboratory is to provide leadership in solving current and future problems in enteric viruses, neoplastic and other viral diseases of poultry using basic and applied multidisciplinary team approaches thereby benefiting the poultry industry and consumers.

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    Responsibilities

    • Uses a systems biology approach to elucidate host-pathogen interactions associated with enteric pathogens or infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) strain variation, immunosuppression, and pathogenesis.
    • Develops effective genomics and immune intervention strategies to prevent and control enteric pathogens or IBDV, including emerging very virulent and variant IBDV strains.
    • Characterizes pathogens responsible for poultry enteric diseases or new and more virulent field isolates of IBDV using biological and molecular techniques.
    • Identifies and characterizes host genes for enteric pathogen or IBDV resistance.
    • Develops vaccine platforms to control enteric diseases or develop a new generation of recombinant IBD vaccines.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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