Postdoctoral Scholar - James Lab - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Open July 30th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
We are looking for scientists who have completed their PhD and have experience in one or more fields of Molecular Biology, Genetics (including CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing), Genomics, Parasitology, and/or Entomology. We are looking for a motivated and collaborative postdoctoral associate interested in developing CRISPR/Cas9 gene drive technology that facilitates the spread of effector transgenes into wild mosquito populations and then validate their effect on Plasmodium transmission in mosquitoes.
Ph.D. in molecular biology, or a related field.
Strong molecular biology bench skills with ability to process large sample sets (PCR and primer design, Cloning using restriction enzymes or PCR-based assembly, colony PCR, etc).
Design, construct plasmids.
Demonstrated experience with homology-based methods (In-Fusion, NEBuilder, Gibson Assembly) and Type IIS RE-based methods (Golden Gate, MoClo).
Demonstrated track record in Plasmodium falciparum culture and/or Plasmodium berghei model.
Prior bench experience is mandatory.
Troubleshooting and problem solving.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and bring projects to completion.
Molecular biology experience with insect models.
Must be open to international travel
Represent the lab as needed at conferences and meetings
Please create an applicant profile and upload the following:
A brief statement of research accomplishments and interests
A statement of diversity contributions, and
Names and contact information for at least three (3) references.
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