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Master Student Position (Graduate position)
University of Wyoming

  • May 23, 2017
  • Master Student Position (Graduate position)
  • Department of Veterinary Sciences
  • University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2017
  • Graduate Student
  • Parasitology
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Veterinary Sciences invites applications for a Master’s program in Parasitology.
The Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming is seeking a highly motivated Master’s student interested in parasitic diseases of livestock. The project aims at the improvement of targeted control of coccidial infections in livestock. Specifically, this project is focused on the development of a test system to screen for drug susceptibility and resistence in bovine intestinal coccidia of the genus Eimeria. The project comprises laboratory work (e.g. fecal flotation and parasite identification, parasite culturing in vitro, quantitative PCR) as well as parasite passaging in vivo, sample collection and interviews with livestock producers. The project will make use of diagnostic samples submitted to the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) but will also require independent on-site sampling in Wyoming and experimental animal care at WSVL.

Preferred candidates will have a keen interest in applied research in protozoal in vivo and in vitro models. Strong problem-solving skills, good communication skills and the ability to stay focused and work autonomously are expected.

The position comprises a graduate assistantship, medical insurance, and tuition waiver (up to 9 credit hours).

Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field (veterinary science, biology, microbiology, etc.) and have an interest in livestock disease. Applicant needs to be highly motivated and have the ability to work independently after initial training, and the ability to interact well with other students, co-workers and faculty. The position requires interest in in vitro techniques (cell culture, molecular biology), experimental animal work, and statistics. Preferred skills include working knowledge of MS Office and basic laboratory bench top skills.

To apply for this position, send a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest/career goals, unofficial transcripts of all college coursework, GRE scores, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Berit Bangoura, University of Wyoming, Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, 1174 Snowy Range Road, Laramie, WY 82070 USA ( Please contact Dr. Bangoura with any questions about this position. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Scheduled project start date: Fall 2017.

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  • Dr. Berit Bangoura
    Department of Veterinary Sciences
    University of Wyoming
    1174 Snowy Range Rd
    Laramie, WY 82070


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