POSTDOC IN MOSQUITO POPULATION GENOMICS – start date Summer/Fall 2022

Come and work with us!

Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of the most important arboviruses causing human diseases: yellow fever (YFV), dengue (DENV), chikungunya (CHIKV), and Zika (ZIKV). We seek a colleague to work on a project that seeks to understand the origin and evolution of Ae. aegypti and sister species in its ancestral range on Southwest Indian Ocean islands, providing insights into Ae. aegypti’s past, present, and future distributions and adaptability. The project is a collaborative work that includes multi-disciplinary investigators from CAES, Yale, U. of Calgary, France IRD, and the Institut Pasteur Madagascar.

Opportunity: The postdoctoral researcher will lead the effort to characterize the genetic diversity across the ancestral range of Ae. aegypti, address questions of demography and population structure, and identifying putative sources of admixture in the region, using large genomic datasets. Depending on your personal interests and skills, projects on genome evolution, molecular evolution, behavioral genetics and ecological genomics are also possible.

More details here.