Postdoctoral position to work on insecticide resistance

  • Job Reference: 46989673-2
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2017
  • Recruiter: Cornell University
  • Location: Ithaca, New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

Postdoctoral position to work on the proteomics, transcriptomics and genomics of insecticide resistance

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Professor Jeff Scott at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA), for a highly motivated candidate to study the basis insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti.

The research project, funded by NIH will use proteomic approaches, coupled to genomics and transcriptomics to identify the basis of CYP-mediated resistance.

The project aims to 1- quantify the levels of CYP proteins present in susceptible and resistant strains and determine whether the overexpression is genetically linked to resistance, 2- determine if there are any CYP polymorphisms that are genetically linked to resistance, and 3- validate the role of candidate CYPs in resistance. This project is expected to contribute to the basic understanding of evolution, CYP regulation, and insecticide resistance management. The studies are also likely to open new inroads for future research, with relevance to CYP-mediated detoxification of xenobiotics, and insecticide resistance.

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Location: Cornell University is a competitive and vibrant scientific environment. Its campus is one of the most beautiful in the country and overlooks scenic Cayuga Lake. The area has outstanding summer and winter recreational opportunities for individuals and families. As a major university town, the Ithaca community is culturally diverse with excellent theater, music, sports, and other activities, combined with the warmth and friendliness of a small city. Ithaca was recently ranked as the #2 Best College town in the USA ().

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Education, training, experience:

Skills and application: Candidates must have a Ph.D in molecular or cell biology, genetics, or a related biological discipline, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills. Solid molecular biology skills are necessary, and experience with Illumina sequencing experiments (design, implementation and analyses) and proteomic analyses is highly desirable. Strong interest in insecticide resistance or CYP-mediated metabolism of xenobiotics is highly desired. Strong programming skills are desired.

Applications from candidates should be sent by email to Professor Jeff Scott. Please include a CV, statement of research experiences and interests, and contact information for three or four referees. The cover letter should include an explanation of how your qualifications and experiences make you a good candidate for this position. Informal inquiries are welcome. Consideration of applications will begin immediately. The successful candidates will join a team of researchers committed to understand the evolution of insecticide resistance (). Cornell is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to multicultural diversity.