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University of Haifa- Oranim, Israel: Postdoctoral position in insect physiology

(posted 2017-10-09)


A 24-month funded postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Eran Gefen, Department of Biology, University of Haifa- Oranim, Israel (http://www.gefenlab.com). The position is part of a collaborative project with the laboratory of Prof. Bing Chen, The Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The overall goal of the study is to understand the genetic basis for insect adaptation to hypoxic conditions, using migratory locusts as a model. The postdoc will use respirometry and electrophysiology to study the performance of locusts from high-altitude (Tibetan Plateau; 4000m a.s.l.) and lowland populations at rest and during flight under various oxic levels. We will also manipulate expression levels of candidate genes associated with variation in respiratory-related traits for a genotype-phenotype linkage.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to highly motivated individuals interested in insect ecophysiology. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to gefene@research.haifa.ac.il.