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October 14, 2020

Applications open for NBAF Laboratorian Training Program

Submitted by Ashley Bilyeu

The diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University are accepting applications for up to 10 undergraduate fellowship positions.

This U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-sponsored program is designed to build technical skills related to high containment diagnostics. Potential employers include the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at the new National Bio and Agro-defense Facility in Manhattan and the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa.

The NBAF Laboratorian Training Program will provide essential knowledge for working with pathogens in a high-containment environment, an introduction to skills and procedures used in a diagnostic laboratory, and will provide initial training for people interested in applying for technical positions with USDA APHIS or other employers.

An informational meeting will take place at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 14. Please contact Ashley Bilyeu at adoerfler@bri.ksu.edu for a Zoom invitation. Additional informational meetings will take place via Zoom:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, at noon.
  • Monday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.

Additional information regarding this program can be found at bri.k-state.edu/education/nltp/.