Graduate Research Assistantship – Mosquito Olfaction

A graduate assistantship for a MS or PhD candidate is available in the Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences Department at the University of Nevada Reno. The successful applicant will conduct mosquito odorant receptor research including bioinformatics analyses, receptor expression and electrophysiology analyses in Drosophila, and perform germline transformations of mosquito embryos. Experience with bioinformatics programming is preferred. This competitive assistantship will cover tuition, stipend, and health insurance.

Applications and inquiries should be sent by email to Dr. Andrew Nuss (nuss@cabnr.unr.edu). Applicants should attach a concise, current CV (degrees and courses taken, publications, presentations, awards, and other information), a short statement of intent, and contact information for three references.

Reno is located in northern Nevada near the Sierra Nevada Mountains and offers outstanding four seasons living 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Reno has the amenities of a university town with excellent schools, arts and entertainment and outdoor recreation, including skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, cycling and off road exploring. We are also located only four hours from San Francisco and the beautiful Northern California wine country.

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