Postdoctoral fellow


North Carolina State University

  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Within NC State’s PHP department, the Crisci lab seeks a highly motivated, passionate PostDoc to lead a new interdisciplinary USDA NIFA IDEAS-funded project called “PreProPRRSV”. This project aims to control one of the most devastating diseases affecting the global pig industry – the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). The project combines PRRS virus (PRRSV) forecasting technology with vaccine efficacy prediction to enable precision animal management and to better prevent PRRSV outbreaks. The successful candidate will mainly be responsible for establishing the vaccine efficacy prediction part of this interdisciplinary project. Amongst others, the candidate will plan and conduct pig trials, develop an immune biobank, establish lab techniques, perform T-cell restimulation assays, lead and perform advanced immune and viral studies, engage in farm/extension activities, and perform PRRSV isolations. The candidate will collaborate with the Gustavo’s Machado lab for the forecasting portion of the project and will interact with the pig industry (extension) for sample collection, and to provide feedback on the outcome and performance of PreProPRRSV. Additional duties would include writing and editing manuscripts/articles as well as providing educational guidance to students.

The ideal candidate would have a background in virology and/or immunology, cell culture techniques, flow cytometry, experience with the pig model or willingness to learn pig handling and sampling. The position requires the individual to display critical thinking and independent judgement as it relates to immunology, viral research with direct guidance from the Primary Investigator. The candidate will perform research techniques, sample collection and processing and will assist in the development of the research project and hypotheses and interpret and evaluate data. Research activities include independent management of the research project, method development, and designing and carrying out experiments. The applicant will be expected to independently lead and manage the project.

Education Requirement:
DVM or PhD in immunology, virology o related field
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • molecular biology viral immunology
  • areas of research: virology or immunology
  • skills : molecular biology
  • serology
  • experience with animal models
  • flow cytometry
  • animal viruses
College Veterinary Medicine
Population Health and Pathobiology
College of Veterinary medicine
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh , North Carolina 27607
Elisa Crisci, Dr