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Molecular Biology of Emerging Vector-borne Diseases

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering

RO# Location
64.15.09.C0348 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Gary J. Vora gary.vora@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.0394

Description

The Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the following areas:

Insect Vectors and Emerging Vector-borne Diseases

The successful candidate will be joining a multidisciplinary team of scientists interested in the development of sequence-based detection methods for ongoing field-forward surveillance efforts. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for developing molecular identification methods for insect vectors (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks, fleas) and emerging vector-borne diseases. The candidate must have acquired a Ph.D. in entomology, microbiology or a related discipline within the past five years and have demonstrated experience in arthropod disease vectors, molecular biology and nucleic acid sequencing. Previous experience with nanopore sequencing is highly desirable but not required. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and must be self-motivated, well-organized and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. This postdoctoral position is available through a competitive process with the National Research Council Associateship Program. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. Qualified candidates should contact Gary J. Vora at gary.vora@nrl.navy.mil. The Naval Research Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords:
insect vector; entomology; surveillance; nucleic acid sequencing; arthropod disease vectors

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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