Post-Doctoral Research Associate
The Parker Lab in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee (www.ben-parker.org) is seeking a post-doctoral research associate. This is a full-time position. The researcher will be primarily responsible for carrying out experiments and aims of a recently funded NSF award, using an insect model system (aphids) to address mechanistic and evolutionary genetic questions about animal-microbe interactions. The researcher will use molecular, genomic, and experimental techniques in their research.
Initial appointment is for 1 year with funding available to extend up to 3 years. The lab and PI will also be supportive of efforts to obtain independent funding e.g. through NSF, NIH, or USDA.
The associate will collect data, communicate with other investigators, write reports and manuscripts, and assist in advising and training of graduate and undergraduate research students.