We are seeking an experienced researcher with expertise in the areas of nematode / parasite biology, genetics, genomics and genetic manipulation to work on a project investigating the control of development in the life cycle of the parasitic nematode Strongyloides ratti. This work builds on extensive phenotypic characterisation of developmental switching in this species, and will also exploit the recently completed genome sequencing of Strongyloides. The project will establish microinjection-based genetic manipulation of this parasite to more fully interrogate the control of its development. You will join the research group of Mark Viney, and further information about the research interests of this group can be found at www.MarkViney.com.
You should hold a PhD in Biological Sciences (or other relevant discipline). The post is available for 3 years.
Job Ref: 010270 Closing Date: 20 November 2018