Postdoctoral Position in Vector Biology

A postdoctoral position is available for a candidate to work on molecular mosquito-arbovirus interactions in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Franz, Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri ( The position is for a collaborative, NIH-funded research project (up to 4 years) to develop antiviral effectors and a gene drive system for the mosquito Aedes aegypti. The research work at the University of Missouri focuses mainly on molecular genetics / entomology and also encompasses work with arboviruses.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who has solid experience with molecular biological laboratory techniques (transgenic organisms, CRISPR/Cas9) and holds a Ph.D. in entomology, vector biology, or molecular genetics. The candidate should be highly motivated with a keen interest to develop and pursue innovative approaches to address this exciting research topic. Fully equipped laboratories (BSL2 and BSL3), insectaries, and excellent on-campus core facilities are available to conduct these studies.

To apply, please send via email a CV, a cover letter indicating research interests and career goals, and names and email addresses of three references to Dr. Alexander Franz ( Candidates should have authorization to work in the U.S.A. For full consideration, submit applications by May 15th, 2018 (applications are accepted until position is filled). Salary range follows the NIH guidelines, and postdoctoral fellows are University benefits eligible.

For further enquiries, please contact: Dr. Alexander Franz, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, 303 Connaway Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia MO, 65211, Phone: 573-884-2635, Fax: 573-884-5414, Email:

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Missouri State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements in all programs.

Job Type: Regular
Job Listing Expiration: 60 Days
Company Name: University of Missouri
Name of Contact Person: Alexander Franz
Contact Person’s Phone: 573-8842635
City: Columbia
State/Province: Missouri
Country: USA
Contact Person’s Email: