From:"Arzt, Jonathan"


This position is currently advertised at: www.usajobs.com   as announcement #:  ARS-X8E-0001   .  Only accepting applications through 10/22/07.

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. 

For more information, email to: Jonathan.Arzt@ARS.USDA.GOV

If applying, please email to this address directly in addition to filing the application through USAJOBS.

Note: this is an informational notice only and does not constitute an official advertisement of any position.

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