Summary of Position: The successful candidate will engineer genetic biocontrol systems in fruit flies. Part of this project will include building and testing alternative programmable transcription factors and Base Editors for the host of interest.
Essential and Other Functions: (35%) Molecular biology and gene expression: The applicant will optimize programmable transcription factors in a higher eukaryotic host.
(35%) Genome engineering: The applicant will use CRISPR/Cas9 tools to engineer the genome of the higher eukaryotic host
(30%) Prepare manuscripts: The applicant will collect and interpret data collected using the above methods and write related manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
Position is contingent upon funding.
Essential Qualifications Applicants require a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, or related discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with DNA sequence analysis, recombinant DNA technology, hands-on experience with molecular cloning methods and programming in Python, Java, C++, or similar language.
Internal Number: 325910
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