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    Summary

    This position is located with the Agricultural Research Service, Animal Disease Research Unit in Pullman, WA.

    The incumbent will conduct research to develop tools to control assigned infectious diseases of livestock which are production limiting diseases of cattle, sheep, goats and horses for which there are no licensed vaccines in the United States.

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    Responsibilities

    • Develop new or improved diagnostic and intervention strategies to control Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae infections in small ruminants.
    • Conduct basic and applied research on the prevention, diagnosis, and pathogenesis of infectious diseases of ruminant livestock (primarily domestic sheep) and relevant wildlife (including bighorn sheep).
    • Work with a research team incorporating microbial and host genomics data into research on host-pathogen interactions.
    • In consultation with Lead Scientist and Research Leader, the incumbent has responsibility to design, plan, perform and modify experimental procedures within the scope of the research objectives described in the Project Plan.
    • Present research data at technical and stakeholder meetings.
    • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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