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Biosecurity Research Institute accepting applications for Transboundary Animal Disease Fellowship Positions

The Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) is accepting applications for five research fellowship positions in the Transboundary Animal Disease Workforce Development program. The fellowship is designed to foster the development of research scientists to safely plan and execute research on transboundary animal diseases (TAD) in BSL-3, BSL-3Ag, and BSL-4 environments. This opportunity will leverage the expertise and resources of the BRI and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) to train next generation PhD, DVM, and post-doctoral researchers to work in high and maximum-containment environments on TADs. The experience gained through this program will help address the critical need for a skilled workforce that will be required when the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) opens in Manhattan, Kansas.

Objective
The objective of this program is to support graduate degree seeking individuals, or individuals beginning their postdoctoral career. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated academic commitment and work history in an area closely related to transboundary animal disease research. The search committee is seeking candidates with less than one year of postdoctoral experience and limited high containment research experience.

Benefits
Annual stipend of $25,000
Tuition assistance up to $5,000 per semester
Program Related Travel Expenses

Requirements and Qualifications
Enroll in the 18-Credit Hour Transboundary Animal Disease Fellowship Program at Kansas State University
Hold U.S. citizenship

Application
To see the complete application requirements and details, please visit:
www.bri.k-state.edu/education/TADFellowship
Complete application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. central, March 31, 2017.

View program flyer.<http://tinyurl.com/jl6tv5x>

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