FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS - PARASITIC NEMATODES
The University of Melbourne, Australia
We are seeking a high calibre, skilled research scientist (with or
without PhD) or graduate students committed to nematode genomics. You
will characterise gender-specific genes from parasitic nematodes
isolated by suppression subtractive hybridisation, determine their
sequences, characterise expression profiles in different
developmental stages or tissues and examine their functions. In
particular, the roles of Caenorhabditis elegans homologues will be
investigated in detail using advanced approaches, such as
double-stranded RNA interference. This research will provide insights
into molecular aspects of reproduction and development in parasitic
nematodes, and will work toward developing novel approaches for
Applicants must have skills in gene isolation using differential
screening methods, sequence analysis, prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic
gene expression, and experience with emerging technologies of genome
analysis. Candidates with significant experience and skills with RNAi
and/or transgenesis in C. elegans are preferred. Skills in
computational biology would be advantageous.
As a research scientist, you will be employed for 2 years
(full-time), subject to satisfactory probation; salary will depend on
experience and will follow the University of Melbourne scales.
Skilled persons seeking to undertake postgraduate research (Master or
PhD) are also encouraged to apply; postgraduate scholarships are for
up to 3 years and are awarded based on merit.
Prospective applicants can make contact with Associate Professor
Robin Gasser, Department of Veterinary Science, The University of
Melbourne. Email: r.gasser at vet.unimelb.edu.au; fax: +61-3-97312366.
The closing date for applications is 30th December, 2001.