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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory   NRL

Molecular Biology of Emerging Vector-borne Diseases


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering

opportunity location
64.15.09.C0348 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Gary J. Vora 202.309.8556


The Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the following areas:

Insect Vectors and Emerging Vector-borne Diseases

The successful candidate will be joining a multidisciplinary team of scientists interested in the development of sequence-based detection methods for ongoing field-forward surveillance efforts. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for developing molecular identification methods for insect vectors (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks, fleas) and emerging vector-borne diseases. The candidate must have acquired a Ph.D. in entomology, microbiology or a related discipline within the past five years and have demonstrated experience in arthropod disease vectors, molecular biology and nucleic acid sequencing. Previous experience with nanopore sequencing is highly desirable but not required. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and must be self-motivated, well-organized and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. This postdoctoral position is available through a competitive process with the National Research Council Associateship Program. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. Qualified candidates should contact Gary J. Vora at The Naval Research Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

insect vector; entomology; surveillance; nucleic acid sequencing; arthropod disease vectors


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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