The successful candidate will supervise and conduct research in poultry intestinal health. Specifically the incumbent is expected to study the nutrient requirements associated with Clostridium perfringens (necrotic enteritis) and Eimeria infection in commercial broilers and the interaction of these pathogens with dietary nutrients or additives. The incumbent will manage and supervise the poultry immunophysiology laboratory and coordinate the activities of and provide instruction to graduate and undergraduate students in this lab. The individual in this position schedules the use of shared laboratory equipment, facilities and resources, develops and conducts various laboratory procedures, provides oversight of data collection and analysis, maintains laboratory supplies and equipment, and maintains computer programs to support the research objectives of the laboratory. Responsibilities will also include preparation of abstracts, research reports and manuscripts for publication.
Active review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
A Ph.D. in animal or poultry science and relevant experience in enteric disease and/or nutrition is required. The position requires excellent people and laboratory skills. The individual should also possess experience and extensive knowledge of poultry husbandry, nutrition, and the pathogens required for this research. Advanced training and experience in laboratory assays appropriate for the research programs supported by this position is required. The ability to teach laboratory procedures to graduate and undergraduate students and to supervise the activities of these students is essential. The ability to work independently to modify existing and develop new laboratory procedures is essential. Candidates must have expertise in data interpretation, research publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals; strong written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work with other investigators, support personnel and students in a collaborative research environment.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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Internal Number: R-025215
About Texas A&M University Department of Poultry Science
Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle and within a two-hour drive of 26 million of the state’s 28 million residents, Texas A&M's main campus in College Station is home to more than 69,000 students. The Poultry Science Department at Texas A&M University has a long and rich history, reaching back to 1910. Today, the department has research emphases in poultry management, environmental stewardship, product quality and safety, as well as avian and human and health. These research areas cross the broad spectrum of disciplines such as physiology, nutrition, microbiology, genetics, fundamental biology, genomics and medicine. Program focus of faculty ranges from adaptive field-ready research to fundamental cellular biology, all aimed at issues affecting the poultry industry. The primary interface between the industry and the department is facilitated through the programs and activities of Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialists. These individuals provide a wide array of pertinent and timely programming tailored to the needs of the poultry industry. The undergraduate teaching program of the department is the largest poultry science program in the United States and ...offers the most comprehensive and relevant curriculum. Departmental facilities include well equipped laboratories, classrooms and a wide variety of poultry facilities that support the broad range of research project conducted by faculty. As well, there are processing facilities, including a BSL2 processing laboratory which allows the study of pathogen and product interactions in poultry processing. The department is also home to the Center for Electron Beam Research which conducts research projects ranging from poultry health and product safety to space-bound food for NASA. Several faculty hold joint appointments In Poultry Science and the departments of Veterinary Pathobiology or Nutrition and Food Science. This cooperation greatly enhances teaching and research programs. As well, there are numerous cooperative efforts with USDA-ARS, TVMDL and several other state and federal agencies. The faculty and students of the department have national as well as international impact through a vast network of collaborators and stakeholders throughout the state, nation and world.