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CLOSED: Job - reminder: Postdoctoral Position Anopheles Genetics University of California, Davis

May 13, 2016 - 05:08 -- MalariaWorld Jobs


Company: University of California, Davis
Location: Davis, CA, USA

Post-doctoral position available immediately in the area of anopheline mosquito genetics.  Focus is on the application of genomics and transcriptomics applied to the study of natural populations of human malaria vectors in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are seeking individuals with a background in the biology of mosquitoes, especially ecology and behavior and who have expertise handling Anopheles gambiae complex mosquitoes in the insectary. A background in comparative evolutionary and population genetics is desirable but not required. Training in genome and transcriptome analysis will be provided. Candidate should be interested in the study of genomes to tackle key problems in the genetics and evolution of fundamental biological processes, such as insecticide resistance, pathogen susceptibility, physiological adaption, symbiosis, response to a changing environment, invasiveness, and/or speciation/extinction. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research group in the Vector Genetics Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

The VGL has links to multiple Graduate Groups and Centers on the UC Davis campus, including the Center for Population Biology, Department of Evolution and Ecology and One Health Institute. The successful candidate will also have access to state-of-the-art campus facilities in genomics/bioinformatics, proteomics and microscopy. Opportunities for conducting field work at sites in sub-Saharan Africa are available.

Consult for details about the VGL. Applicants will be assisted in the pursuit of extramural funding and will be expected to contribute to mentoring select undergraduate students. We have a strong record of placing post-docs in tenure track faculty positions. A Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence in research are required.

Applicants should send material by e-mail to: Gregory Lanzaro,  Please include: a curriculum vitae and separate statements of research interests. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.