[Histonet] Entry level histotech position available at Plum Island Animal Disease Center


Hi Histonetters,
I posted a position about a month ago but got only high level lab
managers to apply. This is a single tech lab. It is a GS 5-9 grade. Work
is varied, interesting, and you will be given great freedom to manage
your own work. Research emphasis is on foot-and-mouth disease
pathogenesis and pathogenesis of adenovirus vectored vaccines.  Most is
crysectioning and IHC with some paraffin. There is some virology,
necropsy assistance,  and opportunities to learn laser confocal, EM, FA.
and digital photomicroscopy. This unit supports one pathologist and
several postdocs. Applicants need to be US citizens, have at least a BS
degree, and pass a security clearance before starting work. The initial
clearance  takes about 3 weeks. Histo certification is not required. 
Training will be given on the job.  

Plum Island is a unique BL-3 animal research center working only on
foreign diseases of animals. You will get lab clothing supplied and at
least one free shower a day. It is located on the far eastern end of Long
Island NY. This is a resort area surrounded but Long Island Sound and
Peconic bay. The area is beautiful and rural but relatively expensive to
buy real estate.  There is an added  pay differential to help with the
higher local cost of living.  It is 100 miles from NYC and 12 miles by
water to Saybrook CT. Employees ride a 10 minute ferry from the tip of
Long Island or a 30 minute ferry from Old Saybrook.. 

For anyone who is homeless due to hurricane Katrina, there is a furnished
two bedroom house available for free until they can get on their feet or
return to their home ( up to one year). This is not associatied with Plum
Island or this job posting but is available through a local church in
Southold, NY. 

This job will soon be posted on USAJOBS.gov. Please contact me directly
for more details.

Douglas Gregg DVM, PhD
Veterinary pathologist
Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Greenport, NY, 11944
e-mail d.gregg@juno.com
phone 631-323-3379

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