Research Project Description
DVM Appointment - Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Orient Point, NY
DVM Position - Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is immediately seeking a highly motivated and energetic Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with post-DVM training to join the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit team at PIADC. This position is available immediately and is funded for 1 year, with the opportunity of renewal for up to 5 years. The position will primarily involve working within the facility’s BSL-3 containment laboratory to conduct research related to pathogenesis, vaccinology and screening tools for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and/or African swine fever virus (ASFV). Some domestic travel may be required.
PIADC is the only U.S. laboratory facility performing research, development and diagnosis of foreign animal diseases of highest threat to the U.S. This critical national asset is located off the northeast coast of Long Island, NY, and accessible by government-provided ferry from Orient Point, NY, and Old Saybrook, CT. Research at PIADC is performed on animal diseases that threaten the nation's animal industries and exports. One of the missions of PIADC is to develop technologies to help mitigate the risks of catastrophic economic losses caused by foreign animal disease (FAD) agents accidentally or deliberately introduced into the United States.
PIADC is seeking an individual who is looking for a special opportunity to develop expertise in foreign animal disease of livestock while engaging in research which serves to protect the security of our Nation. The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. The following are highly desirable: (i) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA) and (ii) advanced training in virology, pathology or epidemiology. Candidates should be eligible to hold a valid State license (any of 50 states in the US) to practice veterinary medicine. Experience in lab animal medicine and clinical experience with livestock is desirable. Candidates with a MS or PhD with extensive experience handling livestock may be considered.
How to Apply:
Information about the application process and application forms are available on the Web site: http://www.orau.gov/piadc