Postdoctoral position: spotted wing Drosophila genetic engineering

The Scott lab, in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to develop conditional Cas9-gene drives in spotted wing Drosophila (SWD). The fellow will also complete the evaluation of existing transgenic strains that carry a novel conditional female lethal system. SWD is an invasive pest of soft-skinned fruit. Cas9 gene drives offer a potentially very efficient genetic mechanism for population suppression. The lab has made and tested many transgenic lines that express Cas9 and gRNAs. The information gathered from this work will form the basis for the gene drive systems that are to be developed.
NCSU is part of the Research Triangle, which is home to the third largest biotechnology cluster in the United States. The main University campus is located in Raleigh which is often ranked among the top places to live in the U.S.

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