Postdoc: Genética de parásitos (UK) ~

17 de mayo de 2018

Postdoc: Genética de parásitos (UK)

A post-doc position is available in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow to investigate the effect of drug treatment on the genetic composition of Onchocerca adult worms and their offspring. 

The project will use ddRAD-Seq data, targeted resequencing and whole genome sequencing to
undertake sib-ship analysis of larval stages and adult worms. We aim to develop methods that can be used to differentiate between reinfection and repopulation post-treatment in O. volvulus infected humans with the long-term goal of improving the ability to test macrofilaricidal drug efficacy.

The project is funded for 20 months in the first instance with the
potential for a further two years funding, if the work is successful. This
project is fundamentally laboratory and analysis based, but there is
the potential for fieldwork in countries such as Ghana and Cameroon,
project and post holder dependent.

Candidates should have a PhD in biology or epidemiology with expertise
in genetics/ genomics and experience with population genetic approaches
(e.g. ddRAD-Seq, WGS etc); knowledge of appropriate programming languages
(e.g. Linux, R, Python or equivalent); excellent interpersonal,
communication and problem-solving skills.

Appointment at level 6 or 7 depending upon experience (level
6/7 ??28,9098-??31,604/??34,520-38,833). Enquiries to Dr Poppy
Lamberton, Closing date 28 May 2018
(please see University vacancy 021058 for full job description,

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