The Department of Biology at the University of Cincinnati has an opening for a Post Doctoral Fellow (up to 3 years) is available in the laboratory of Dr. Joshua Benoit (insectphysiology.uc.edu) on behavior and physiology. The post-doctoral scientist will be examining behavioral and physiological adaptions in ticks or mosquitoes. These studies will be multi-disciplinary, and include behavioral and physiological assays, RNA-seq, genome comparisons, and genetic manipulation. The post-doc will train in a vibrant and nationally recognized academic setting, and will be supported to develop their own research directions. The participant will be provided with effective mentoring aligned with their individual career goals. Opportunities to contribute to teaching will be provided.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Entomology, Biology or related field, and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with bioinformatics analyses of sequence data, basic molecular biology/physiology techniques, and insect-based systems, are desired.
The start date, though flexible, is March 1st, 2019.
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