Postdoctoral Position, Evolutionary Genomics, University of California, Davis.
Post-doctoral position available in the area of Evolutionary Genomics applied to mosquito vectors of human malaria, starting January 2016. Qualifications include expertise in comparative evolutionary and population genetics approaches for the study of genome architecture and its consequences for adaptive evolution. Candidate should be capable of engaging in the study of genomes to tackle key problems in the genetics and evolution of fundamental biological processes, such as insecticide resistance, pathogen susceptibility, physiological adaption, symbiosis, response to a changing environment, invasiveness, behavior, signaling, stress tolerance and/or speciation/extinction. Ideally, the candidate will be proficient at developing novel bioinformatics approaches to the comparative study of genomes. Researchers that utilize techniques such as advanced statistical methods and computer-programming skills are desired. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research group in the Vector Genetics Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. The VGL has links to multiple Graduate Groups and Centers on the UC Davis campus, including the Center for Population Biology, Department of Evolution and Ecology and One Health Institute. The successful candidate will also have access to modern campus facilities in genomics/bioinformatics, proteomics and microscopy. Opportunities for conducting field work at sites in sub-Saharan Africa are available. Consult http://popi.ucdavis.edu/vgl/ for details about the VGL. Applicants will be assisted in the pursuit of extramural funding and will be expected to contribute to mentoring select undergraduate students. A Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence in research are required.
Applicants should send material by e-mail to: Gregory Lanzaro, gclanzaro Please include: a curriculum vitae and separate statements of research interests. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.