Postdoctoral Associate to Study Molecular Nutritional Physiology and Life History Trait Variation
A postdoctoral associate position is available immediately to investigate how an animal’s nutritional environment influences life history traits at molecular and physiological scales. The researcher will explore this question using wild type, selected, and mutant strains of Drosophila melanogaster. The researcher will also conduct comparative studies of non-Drosophila Diptera to develop an understanding of the evolution of fly nutritional physiology. The position is funded for two years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and with the potential for renewal.
This is a joint appointment in the labs of Drs Spencer Behmer and Aaron Tarone in the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University. The research associate will gain experience in behavior, nutritional physiology, genetics, and molecular/evolutionary biology. They will also gain experience developing and writing research proposals and training undergraduate students.
Qualifications and how to apply
Applicants should possess a recent PhD in Physiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related biological field. Experience in molecular biology is essential. Experience with Drosophila rearing and grant writing is preferred. Candidates familiar with nutritional physiology are strongly encouraged to apply.
A cover letter and CV with a list of referees should be sent by email to Dr. Aaron Tarone (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is identified.