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CLOSED Job: Post-Doc in Vector Chemosensory Neurobiology & Behavior, Vanderbilt University, USA

September 24, 2010 - 21:58 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Several NIH and Foundation-funded post-doctoral positions are available in the laboratory of LJ Zwiebel in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University.

 

We study insect olfaction and its role in modulating and mosquito-host interactions and other behaviors from a molecular neuroscience perspective using diverse approaches and methodologies. In that context, we are focused on the role of odorant receptors and other molecular elements of the peripheral sensory apparatus in driving host and oviposition preferences in both Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti.

 

We are looking for highly motivated, independent-thinking individuals, who want to design and conduct laboratory studies on the peripheral sensory system of disease vector mosquitoes and other insect. A Ph.D. in molecular neuroscience, entomology, behavior, molecular genetics, or related field and at least one first-author publication are required. Experience in chemosensory biology, molecular biology, insect behavior, and/or vector biology is desirable.

 

To apply, please send CV, statement of research interests, reprints of recent papers, and names of three references to LJ Zwiebel, e-mail:  l.zwiebel@vanderbilt.edu

Additional information can be found at: http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/zwiebel/

 

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