Aphid evo-devo postdoc at U. Rochester

An NIH-funded postdoc position is available in Jenn Brisson’s lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Rochester. The project’s aim is to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying control of the wing polyphenism in pea aphids. Techniques used will include gene expression analysis (RNA-Seq and/or qRT-PCR), gene knockdown, hormone assays, and pharmacological manipulations. The postdoc will be expected to coordinate and conduct research, mentor undergraduate students, and write up results for publication. Additionally, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop new research directions.

Appointment for this position will initially be for 12 months, with renewal for up to four years, contingent on sufficient progress. The start date is flexible, as early as December or as late as February. Salary is commensurate with experience, and benefits are included. Experience in endocrine and/or gene expression studies is strongly preferred.

More information about the lab can be found here:

Applications should include a cover letter with a short description of research interests and accomplishments (~1 page), a CV, and names and email addresses of three references. Please email these materials to Jennifer.brisson@rochester.edu with POSTDOC APPLICATION in the subject line. Screening begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Also feel free to email me at Jennifer.brisson@rochester.edu with any questions prior to applying!


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