Postdoctoral Fellow Tropical Medicine

Tulane University
New Orleans

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Postdoctoral Fellow Tropical Medicine

New Orleans
Open Date:
Jan 7, 2022

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is immediately available to join Scaraffia research group in the Department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. Scaraffia´s lab performs metabolic studies in mosquitoes. Her laboratory is particularly interested in unraveling the physiological, biochemical and molecular bases underlying the regulation of nitrogen and carbon metabolism in mosquitoes, as well as in discovering new metabolic targets that can be used for the design of better mosquito-control strategies.

The successful candidate will apply traditional and modern biochemical approaches, to investigate Aedes aegypti nitrogen and carbon metabolism. Applicants must have a PhD degree in biochemistry, chemistry or related discipline with a strong background in metabolic studies in insects. The position requires documented experience in biochemical techniques including enzymatic assays, western blotting, and immunoprecipitation. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team are also required. Opportunities will be available for independent research, attendance at professional meetings, writing research grant proposals, and publication of research findings.


1. Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry or related discipline  

2. Documented experience in biochemical techniques including enzymatic assays, western blotting, and immunoprecipitation  

3. Documented experience in metabolic studies in insects

4. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills 

5. Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking 

Application Instructions:

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to [email protected] with the subject Postdoc Application and include: (1) a cover letter describing research interests, (no more than 1 page); (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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