Post doctoral Research Associate

Las Cruces, New Mexico
A NIH-funded postdoctoral research position with full benefits.
July 26 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

A NIH-funded postdoctoral research position with full benefits is available in the Molecular Vector Physiology Laboratory at New Mexico State University. The primary objective of this position is the characterization of mosquito amino acid transporters and associated signaling networks. 

The applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry or a related discipline. A strong background in molecular biology and bioinformatics as well as peer-reviewed publications are required. Ideally, the candidate will have additional expertise in more than one of the following areas: electrophysiology, protein expression, high-throughput screening, assay development, analysis of -omics datasets, protein structure, and cell signaling.

Responsibilities will include development and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation of results, and working with collaborators and other members of the research team at New Mexico State University, Rosalind Franklin University (Chicago), and the University of Maryland. Applicants must be self-motivated, methodical, detail-oriented, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

New Mexico State University is a land-grant university located in Las Cruces and the second-largest university in the state. Las Cruces provides affordable quality living environments located close to several metropolitan areas and is considered a family-friendly place. Las Cruces is a "Playful City USA community" for having numerous organized sports leagues and parks. The state of New Mexico also offers many outdoor recreation opportunities like hiking, mountain biking, climbing, skiing, horseback riding, hunting and fishing. New Mexico has a strong science and research background with the highest per capita ratio of PhDs of all states. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Interested candidates please contact Immo Hansen (; to apply visit:

Immo A. Hansen

Associate Professor

Department of Biology

Institute of Applied Biosciences

New Mexico State University

Phone: 575-646-7719


skype: immoalexhansen