The Vector Molecular Biology Group at the Pirbright Institute (UK) led by Dr. Jarek Krzywinski focuses on the analysis of the function of genes involved in mosquito development, with the purpose of identifying targets for innovative mosquito control approaches.
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher interested in advancing her/his career in genetic engineering of insect vectors of disease. The successful candidate will have a strong background in a range of molecular biology techniques and an understanding of bioinformatics, to assume a major role in a project aiming to decipher regulation and function of genes in a mosquito Aedes aegypti, and to implement that information for creation of Medea-like synthetic gene drive systems in mosquitoes. She/he will be using state-of-the-art methods, including next-generation sequencing analysis and mosquito genome engineering to test selected target sequences in vivo in transgenic Aedes aegypti. The project will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Krzywinski, and is part of a collaborative effort with researchers from the National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan and National Institute of Genetics, Japan.
This is a full-time position available for 3 years. Salary is commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.
For further details, please visit https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/pirbright/vms/e/careers/positions/bALFVhiH9bSOwGOiGGX_qq.