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A Postdoctoral Associate position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Zhijian (Jake) Tu in the Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech in the broad area of mosquito molecular genetics and biochemistry. The successful candidate will work on projects related to the mechanism, evolution, and application of sex-determination in mosquitoes. The successful candidate will use gene editing and other molecular and biochemical methods to study the mechanism of sex-determination in mosquitoes. These efforts include but are not limited to designing and performing the aforementioned genetic experiments, molecular and genetic characterizations of individuals or cells resulting from these manipulations. The successful candidate will also help with the survey of the evolution of Y chromosome or M-locus genes across different mosquito species. The successful candidate will interpret, troubleshoot, and present research results in written and oral formats. The successful candidate will also help train graduate or undergraduate students involved in the project.
A PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics or related fields is required.
Experience with mosquito genetics OR background in biochemical analysis of protein-RNA or protein-protein interactions is preferred.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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