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Job ID: 230653

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Fish Health & Microbiology
Auburn University

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2024
Title Post-Doctoral Fellow - Fish Health & Microbiology
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Molecular Biosciences/Microbiology
    Aquatic Animal Health

Job Description Summary

The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work both independently and as part of a team to investigate warmwater fish diseases and the fish immune response to bacterial pathogens. This position is located at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Station of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. The selected individual will be expected to assist with a research program investigating co-infective bacterial pathogens and will conduct experimentation involving in vivo pathogen challenge trials. Bench trials investigating growth mechanics or physiological changes will also be incorporated. They will work alongside project collaborators at AU, present findings at professional meetings, publish manuscripts in scientific journals and help prepare proposals for additional extramural funding of the research program. This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance up to a maximum of four years, depending on performance and funding availability.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualification is an earned Ph.D. in Aquaculture (Fish Health), Microbiology, or a closely related field at the time employment begins. The individual selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Additionally, the individual must have reliable transportation.

Desired Qualifications

Desirable areas of expertise and experience include the use of proteomics, transcriptomics, fish immunology, experience with analyzing data sets, and experience with manuscript preparation and publication.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete an on-line application process at the following link: and attach the following: 1) Cover letter stating research interests and career goals, 2) current curriculum vita, and 3) copies of all academic transcripts. When prompted, please provide names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Active review of applications will begin February 19, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Timothy Bruce at

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