Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Mosquito Genetics

We seek a highly motivated research scholar with excellent technical and communication skills to work in the laboratory of Molly Duman Scheel at the Indiana University School of Medicine, South Bend, IN on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The successful hire will work in collaboration with our colleagues at the Eck Institute for Global Health at Notre Dame and have opportunities to participate in collaborative international field projects with a research team at the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Our laboratory pursues functional genetic characterization of multiple species of human disease vector mosquitoes and is developing interfering RNA pesticides for mosquito control. Candidates should preferably have expertise in one or more of the following areas: insect genetics, vector mosquito biology (particularly Aedes mosquitoes), RNAi, arthropod development, insect genomics, insect sexual dimorphism, mosquito control, and insect neurobiology. Field experience is valuable. Availability for overseas travel is required, but the amount of travel will depend on the expertise of the candidate and is negotiable. The laboratory is presently funded by USAID, NIH/NIAID, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Funding for at least two years, with a competitive salary and benefits and low cost of living, is available immediately. Applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and the names/contact information for three references to mscheel@nd.edu. If you are traveling to the ASTMH Meeting in New Orleans or the ESA Meeting in Vancouver, we are happy to interview you at the conference.

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