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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Pathobiology Diagnostic Investigat Cvm 10046638
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Veterinary/Animal Care, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The focus of Dr. Gorgoglione's Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory is to study immunopathological processes in fish, comparing infection patterns in farmed and wild fish, and developing new diagnostic methods for fish pathogens.

The candidate should have experience and interest for working with fish and with in vitro techniques using fish cell lines, including:

•  Molecular biology techniques, sequencing

•  Bioinformatics and statistical analysis

•  Pathogen and cell culture techniques, basic virology methods

•  Collection and processing of tissue samples from fish

•  Histological analysis

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, or other Biological or Veterinary Sciences field related to fish infectious diseases or fish immunology. A veterinary degree or equivalent is desired but not a requirement. Required at least one first-authored publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals (Q1).

The candidate should have good ability to work independently on challenging and innovative research; excellent written and oral skills (as demonstrated by prior publications/meeting presentations); good time management skills; good organizational and interpersonal skills; positive attitude for interacting with students (either at undergraduate and postgraduate level) and collaborators; strong track record of scientific productivity.

The candidate will have the primary responsibility of experimental design, performing experiments, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, writing scientific publications and funding applications such as fellowships, and to present results at national and international scientific meetings. The candidate is expected to operate and maintain scientific instruments, maintaining lab notebook and protocols.

Required Application Materials

Applications should be submitted through MSU Careers website.

Application materials should include:
• Cover letter (max 500 words, describing your research interests and motivating why your expertise is appropriate for this position)
• Curriculum vitae (full and with a complete list of scientific publications)
• Doctoral degree (completed), and other relevant degree certificates (scanned; in English)
• Names and contact details of 3 referees (preferably not from the same institution)

Special Instructions

Open until filled. This position is initially for one year, with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Bartolomeo Gorgoglione (

MSU has a long-standing commitment to post-doctoral trainees and is part of the team that created the Postdoc Academy ( MSU's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs ( is dedicated to leadership development, postdoctoral training infrastructure, and training support.


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Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.


Department Statement

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MSU Statement

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