[Histonet] Histotech Fellowship Opportunity

Arzt, Jonathan Jonathan.Arzt <@t> ARS.USDA.GOV
Tue Nov 28 13:08:11 CST 2006

A unique Histotechnologist research fellowship is currently available
working within the pathology division of the USDA, Animal Research
Service on Plum Island, NY. We have an immediate opening for a 1-2 year
fellow with the possibility of extension beyond the initial fellowship
The primary mission of the research group is investigation of veterinary
diseases of potential threat to US agriculture interests. Currently the
greatest emphasis is directed towards characterizing the pathogenesis of
foot-and-mouth disease (aphthovirus).
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 3-4hrs drive. 
Activities will be varied but will include conventional histotech work,
cryosectioning, immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, confocal
microscopy, and assistance with animal necropsies and sample collection.
The pathology group currently consists of two veterinary pathologists
and one other histotech; the group works closely with on-site molecular
biologists, immunologists, clinicians, and research fellows. 
Stipends (ranging from $35,000 to $45,000 a year) will be determined
according to education and experience in the field. This fellowship is
open to applicants with at least a bachelor's degree and experience in
General aspects of the fellowship are described and application is
available at:
For more information, email to the address below. If applying, please
notify J. Arzt directly in addition to filing the application with



Jonathan Arzt DVM, MPVM, DACVP
Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit
USDA/ARS Plum Island Animal Disease Center
P.O. Box 848, Greenport NY 11944
Jonathan.Arzt <@t> ARS.USDA.GOV


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