Post Doctoral Position in Mosquito Behavior

A post doctoral position is available immediately to study mosquito olfaction and behavior. The project aims to develop and execute high-throughput, odorant-based behavioral assays to identify compounds involved in mosquito host seeking behavior. This project will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Omar Akbari and is part of a large, interdisciplinary, collaborative study with team members at many institutes.

Candidates with experience in computational biology, mosquito biology, insect behavior or related fields are encouraged to apply. Due to the high-throughput nature of the behavioral response assays, candidates with strong computational and analytical backgrounds and experience or interest in insect behavior are preferred. Previous experience working with mosquitoes is a plus.

This is a full-time position available for up to 2 years, with the possibility of extension. Salary is based on the UC salary scale and candidate qualifications.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a related discipline and have demonstrated excellence in at least one of the above areas as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. Please email a detailed CV which includes a list of publications and at least 3 references to: Omar Akbari (oakbari@ucsd.edu). For more information about our research and our team go to our website: https://www.akbarilab.com/.

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