The last day to apply for this position is Jan 28, 2008. If it is not
filled this time, it will not be re-advertised, and the position will be
BIODEFENSE HT/HTL POSITION AVAILABLE (PLUM ISLAND, NY/CT)
A unique, full-time, permanent histotech. position is immediately
available and advertised by the pathology division of the USDA, Animal
Research Service on Plum Island, NY. The position will be offered at the
grades of GS-7/9/11 conferring salary of $39K-$76K commensurate with
experience and training. Benefits and promotion potential are excellent.
Licensed HT and HTL preferred, but unlicensed candidates with
appropriate experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
The primary mission of the research group is investigation of veterinary
diseases of potential threat to US agriculture interests. Currently the
greatest emphases are directed towards characterizing the pathogenesis
of foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever.
The Plum Island Animal Disease Center is located off the East end of
Long Island, NY. Transport to and from the island is provided free to
employees aboard government-operated ferries servicing Orient, NY and
Old Saybrook, CT. Rural and suburban communities are abundant near both
the NY and CT sides of the ferries with access to scenic beaches and
vineyards. New York City and Boston are both within 2-4hrs drive.
Activities will be varied but will include conventional histotech work
with paraffin-embedded and frozen tissues, immunohistochemistry, in-situ
hybridization, confocal microscopy, and assistance with animal
necropsies and sample collection.
The position is currently advertised at: www.usajobs.com as announcement
#: ARS-X8E-0001R .
Open period for application is through January 28, 2008.
For more information, email to: Jonathan.Arzt@ARS.USDA.GOV
If applying, please email application materials directly to this address
in addition to filing the application as described at USAJOBS.
Note: this is an informational notice only and does not constitute an
official advertisement of any position.
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