SUMMARY: Reproduction and immunity are energetically demanding and both are of major importance for evolutionary fitness. We are recruiting a postdoctoral associate to join our team of researchers studying the mechanistic basis of the tradeoff between them, and the evolutionary consequences of that tradeoff. In previous work, we have shown that mating and the synthesis of Juvenile Hormone result in immunodepression of D. melanogaster females. The recruited postdoctoral associate will extend those studies.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: The Postdoctoral Associate will carry out independent research under supervision of the PI, Brian Lazzaro. Specific experiments may focus on topics such as physiological conflict between reproductive and immunological processes, consequences of post-mating alteration in metabolism or nutritional assimilation, or endocrinological effects of mating on defense. The precise line of research can vary depending on the skills and interests of the person who fills the position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct independent research on the tradeoff between reproduction and immunity in Drosophila. Lab responsibilities will include design and performance of experiments that involve bacterial infection of D. melanogaster hosts that vary in physiological status. The appointed postdoc will be responsible, in cooperation with the PI, for data analysis and preparation of primary research manuscripts that describe findings.
This is a one-year term position, renewable depending on funding, available work, and performance.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, or related discipline. The strongest applicants will have experience with Drosophila genetics/genomics and a demonstrated record of success in research. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team is critical.
SUPERVISION: Brian Lazzaro, Professor of Entomology
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: none
Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Research Background and Interests, and Contract Information for two people who can provide professional references. Additionally, a Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome discussion about the position in advance of application, and candidates may directly contact Brian Lazzaro at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss research interests and potential future directions.
Appointments may begin as early as July 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All components of the application must be submitted through this application portal: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13537. Any questions about the position or the application process can be directed to Brian Lazzaro at email@example.com
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