A postdoctoral position is available to work on Plasmodium vivax genomics in the Serre Laboratory in the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland - School of Medicine.
P. vivax is the main cause of malaria outside Africa but little is known about its biology since the parasite cannot be propagated in continuous in vitro cultures. Our lab is developing genome-wide assays to analyze DNA and RNA collected from patient and animal infections and better understand how this important parasite responds to antimalarial drugs. All projects involve wet and dry laboratory components. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop new projects related to the overall laboratory research interests.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience with high-throughput sequencing data generation and analysis, and a record of published work in genetics/genomics. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics or a related field, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The position is available immediately.