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Postdoctoral Research Positions - Bolnick Lab

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Postdoctoral research positions may be available in Dr. Daniel Bolnick's research group, in the Department of Ecology and Evolution.

Tasks: Recent work by the Bolnick lab identified naturally evolved variation in stickleback fishes' resistance to a severe cestode parasite. The postdoc will spearhead an NIH-funded study of the genetic and immunological basis of host resistance to cestode infection, and cestode immune suppression. Activities include experimental infections, immune challenges transgenic manipulations of the host and possibly cestode, immune phenotype measurements, cell culture development and transfection, and genetic mapping. The postdoc will be responsible for conducting lab and field work, co-supervising laboratory technicians and students, data analysis and publication.

Duration: The positions is available for up to four years, subject to annual review of performance. Some positions could extend longer, contingent on availability of additional grant funds. Applicants must have a PhD in immunology, genetics, evolutionary biology, or a closely related field. Prior experience with molecular genetics or immunology is essential (preferably both). Expertise in CRISPR/cas9 gene editing is a strong plus. Previous research experience and publications should demonstrate a commitment to basic research, good work ethic, lab skills, organizational ability, and publication productivity.

For questions about this position, please email Dr. Bolnick ( For information about the Bolnick Lab (presently at the University of Texas, moving to Connecticut this summer), visit the lab website, lab photostream, and Dr. Bolnick's Google Scholar page.

Applicants with questions about disability services can privately discuss their application with the University of Connecticut Disability Services Office.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Connecticut (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Ecology & Evolution
Genetics & Genomics

Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Genetics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 4/18/2019
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