Postdoctoral Scientist

New Haven, Connecticut (US)
competitive salary with medical benefits
September 04 2018
Arthropod Vector Genomics and Molecular Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scientist position funded by the CDC Cooperative Agreement awarded to the Northeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases. The appointment is for two years contingent upon research progress and the availability of funding.

The successful candidate is required to possess a PhD or equivalent degree and expertise in population genomics and molecular biology, and is expected to conduct research on mosquito and tick vectors of human pathogens. The applicant will focus on the utility of genomic technologies to study the population structure of mosquitoes and ticks. Expertise and experience in genomics and a working knowledge of the methods for processing of genomic data and associated statistical analyses are required. The successful candidate will also conduct research on the impact of temperature and other climatic factors on physiological parameters associated with disease transmission in blacklegged ticks, vectors of Lyme disease and several other tick-borne pathogens.

The salary and benefits are competitive. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically (1) cover letter summarizing candidate’s qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) transcripts, and (4) names and contact information for three letters of reference to: Dr. Goudarz Molaei (, Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington St., P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, religious creed, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record, gender identity, genetic information, learning disability, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation or physical disability including but not limited to blindness, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504, or call (203) 974- 8440. CAES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity provider and employer. Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication of program information should contact the Chief of Services at (203) 974-8442 (voice); (203) 974- 8502 (FAX); or (E-mail).

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