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Postdoctoral Training Program

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The TNPRC offers diverse postdoctoral training opportunities funded from a variety of sources including individual National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grants to TNPRC faculty, individual NIH National Research Service Awards and a NIH-funded Institutional Training Grant in Experimental Medicine and Pathology. Individuals interested in postdoctoral training opportunities in a particular faculty member's laboratory should contact the faculty member using the faculty member's divisional e-mail:


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Experimental Medicine and Pathology are available as part of a comprehensive research training environment provided jointly by the TNPRC and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM).

The objective of this program is to provide highly motivated veterinarians (DVM/VMD or equivalent) with the requisite training and research experience in experimental medicine or experimental pathology to enable them to compete successfully for academic positions and research funding on a national level. Research training obtained during this program may be used to partially fulfill the requirements for a PhD at either Tulane University (TU) or Louisiana State University (LSU). The research activity of the program focuses on the pathogenesis of infectious diseases in a number of experimental systems. Particularly unique opportunities exist to study nonhuman primate models of AIDS and emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.

Trainees acquire in-depth knowledge in the molecular pathogenesis of specific infectious diseases and hands-on experience with investigative tools and techniques needed for molecular-mechanism-based biomedical research using animal models. This includes but is not limited to: immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, confocal microscopy, quantitative image analysis, advanced cell culture techniques, flow cytometry, humoral and cellular immunology, quantitative PCR, and recombinant DNA technology and other molecular biological methodologies. The training provided fulfills the eligibility requirements of several specialty boards including the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the American College of Lab Animal Medicine (ACLAM). The salary range is based on current NIH scale. Applicants with one or more years of prior training preferred.

Applicants must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or must be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Successful applicants will be appointed in an appropriate department at TU or LSU for the duration of their training.

To apply, send a letter indicating your research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, veterinary school transcript and the names of three individuals who may be contacted for references to:

Andrew A. Lackner, DVM, PhD
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
Director, Tulane National Primate Research Center
18703 Three Rivers Road
Covington, LA 70433

E-mail: rita@tulane.edu

Tulane University and Louisiana State University are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Educators and Employers. Individuals from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The TNPRC is a division of Tulane University (985) 871-6201 tnprc@tulane.edu