The position is for an insect physiologist to work within the Invertebrate Genetics & Physiology Team and carry out research in support of insecticide invention. We are looking for someone to carry out laboratory based research directed at determining the mode-of-action of novel insecticides, understanding resistance risk and supporting the design of assay systems for structure-activity determination and lead discovery. The job holder will be required to deliver high quality data to tight deadlines, to rapidly learn new tasks and have a creative and scientific approach to problem solving. They will be required to work flexibly across projects, to determine or monitor modes of action, and compare the physiological effects of chemicals in a variety of insect pests. This will involve the application of electrophysiology techniques to the study of response to insecticide treatment or to the understanding of the basis of insecticide resistance. The work may involve comparing responses in wild-type and mutant genetic backgrounds.
The candidate must be computer literate and capable of working both independently and as part of a team. Good organisation skills and attention to detail are required. He or she will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be educated to at least degree level in a biological science. Practical experience of electrophysiology and/or invertebrate anatomy would be an advantage. Full training will be given on all aspects of safe procedure
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