PhD position/Graduate Research Assistantship in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Application Deadline: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The Laboratory of Lung Inflammation, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University have opening for highly motivated PhD candidate/ Graduate Research Assistant to work on NIH-funded research project in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

The position serve a great opportunity for doctoral training in the cutting-edge research techniques including transgenic mice, flow cytometry, imaging and omics. Suitable candidate must have a degree in veterinary medicine or biomedical sciences, strong research interest in molecular and translational biology, and immunology. Hands-on working experience with disease models in rodents are a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with previous research experience. International candidates must be fluent in English. To check the admission requirements of the program please visit

Applications, including (a) a cover letter, describing your experience, research and professional interests and career goals, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) unofficial transcripts and (d) contact information of three professional/academic references, should be sent in a single pdf file. Please send the application package directly to Dr. Amarjit Mishra (). The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until positions are filled. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Join us for the 2019 Veterinary Wellbeing Summit

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Calling all veterinary professionals interested in working toward greater wellbeing across our shared community. Registration has opened for the 2019 Veterinary Wellbeing Summit, “Putting the WE in Wellbeing.”

Improving wellbeing is a shared responsibility that requires our combined commitment as a profession. Practice teams, business owners, organizations such as the AVMA, veterinary colleges, and individual veterinarians all have important roles to play. The 2019 Veterinary Wellbeing Summit will empower us with tools, resources, and practical ideas we can implement right away to support both our own wellbeing and our colleagues’.

The summit is presented jointly by the AVMA, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and Zoetis, and offers attendees the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) credit. Additional support has been provided by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

The summit will take place November 17-19 just outside Chicago. Participants will:

  • Hear from veterinary and mental health experts about what we each can do to improve wellbeing in our workplace and personal life
  • Gain knowledge and resources to nurture both healthy individuals and healthy workplaces
  • Learn why diversity and inclusion are critical in creating a healthy work environment that values all team members
  • Join and be inspired by a community of professionals dedicated to improving wellbeing in veterinary medicine

Topics that will be addressed include effective suicide prevention and response strategies, letting go of perfectionism, exploring generational differences, and how to leverage a One Health perspective to reduce burnout and suicide risk, among others.

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Doctoral Studentship (PhD): Declining Male Fertility: Investigations of plausible environmental risk factors in the Racehorse Breeding Stallion

Hartpury University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Gloucester
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £13,000 per annum (stipend)
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 9th May 2019
Closes: 7th June 2019
Placed On: 9th May 2019
Closes: 7th June 2019

The aim of this studentship is to assess the fertility potential of breeding stallions and explore a possible environmental aetiology. We aim to assess whether the management practices of the breeding stallion are a potential cause for reproductive perturbations. This body of research shall investigate if chemicals are present amongst a variety of samples associated with management of the thoroughbred breeding stallion. In addition, where possible, the genomic and non-genomic effects of any investigated chemicals shall be tested on endocrine and sperm function in vitro. These data shall provide a putative understanding of the future fertility potential of the breeding stallion.

For more information and for an initial discussion please contact Dr Rebecca Sumner

Description of studentship:

Hartpury is pleased to be offering three fully funded studentship to start on 1 October 2019. This studentship will be based in the Equine Performance Research Arena at University Centre, Hartpury. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of new Postgraduate Community in an idyllic rural setting, with world leading facilities undertaking impactful and cutting-edge practice-based and industry related research. University of the West of England is the awarding body for this degree.
Studentships comprise tuition fees at home / EU rates and a stipend of GBP 13k per year tenable for 3 years. Alongside their research projects, successful candidates will be asked (as a condition of their stipend) to deliver up to 7 hours per week teaching or research support within the department in which the PhD is hosted.

PhD Studentship Selection Criteria:

The following criteria will be taken into account when considering applications:

  • The strength of your professional and academic profile, as demonstrated through previous study and/or professional experience
  • The quality, invention and viability of ideas relating to the research project you are applying for
  • The contribution you are able to make to the Hartpury research community and your host department, in terms of both research and teaching

Candidates should also be aware of the following:

The normal expectation is that applicants will hold at least a 2:1 or a Masters qualification from a UK university or a degree of comparable standing from a university outside the UK. The candidate’s degree relevant to the studentship should demonstrate their potential for practice-led research or alternative evidence of research aptitude.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a recognised English language qualification. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL score 600 (or demonstrable equivalent).

Applying for a PhD studentship

To apply for a PhD studentship you must send the following documents to

  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the studentship
  • A recent piece of critical writing you have completed (max 3000 words)

If English is not your first language, certification of English language qualification

Applications that do not arrive by Midnight (UK time) on Friday 7 June will not be considered.

If your application is selected. You will be invited for interview on Wednesday 19 June. All applicants must ensure their availability on this date.

Key dates

  • 7 June 2019: Deadline for submission of applications
  • 14 June 2019: Interview invitations sent to shortlisted candidates*
  • 19 June 2019: Interviews at Hartpury
  • 28 June 2019: Studentships announced
  • 5 July 2019: Deadline for accepting studentship
  • 1 October 2019: Studentship begins

* Please note that by submitting an application you are confirming your availability to interview on 19 June.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Interested in wildlife veterinary career opportunities? Register for an AVMA webinar

Interested in wildlife veterinary career opportunities? Register for this webinar

The AVMA Veterinary Career Center, the online career resource for veterinarians and veterinary professionals, is sponsoring a webinar on “The Wild Life: State Department of Natural Resource (DNR) Veterinary Careers.”

The webinar, to take place Wednesday, April 13 from noon – 1 p.m.

CT, will be presented by Dr. Cindy Driscoll, the first fish and wildlife veterinarian for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and clinical instructor/adjunct associate professor of wildlife diseases at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Driscoll will discuss exciting career opportunities available for those interested in providing veterinary care to wildlife.

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Pending approval, a one-hour CE certificate will be sent to attendees of the April 13 live webinar.

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