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Job ID 26233
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia


We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who has solid experience with molecular biological laboratory techniques (transgenic organisms, CRISPR/Cas9) and holds a Ph.D. in entomology, vector biology, or molecular genetics. The candidate should be highly motivated with a keen interest to develop and pursue innovative approaches to address this exciting research topic. Fully equipped laboratories (BSL2 and BSL3), insectaries, and excellent on-campus core facilities are available to conduct these studies.

Other Information

Complete the brief online application. Be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter indicating research interests and career goals, and names and email addresses of three references. Candidates should have authorization to work in the U.S.A. For full consideration, submit applications by May 15th, 2018 (applications are accepted until position is filled). Salary range follows the NIH guidelines, and postdoctoral fellows are University benefits eligible.

For further enquiries, please contact: Dr. Alexander Franz, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, 303 Connaway Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia MO, 65211, Phone: 573-884-2635, Fax: 573-884-5414, Email: [email protected]

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job Description

A postdoctoral position is immediately available for a candidate to work on molecular mosquito-arbovirus interactions in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Franz, Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri (vpbio.missouri.edu). The position is for a collaborative, NIH-funded research project (up to 4 years) to develop antiviral effectors and a gene drive system for the mosquito Aedes aegypti. The research work at the University of Missouri focuses mainly on molecular genetics / entomology and also encompasses work with arboviruses.





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Posted: 4/17/2018
Application Due: 5/16/2018
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