The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.
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**THIS IS A TEMPORARY POST DOC APPOINTMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED 2 YRS**
The incumbent will be assigned to the Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit (IBBRU), located at the USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE), Gainesville, FL. The incumbent will conduct molecular and genomic studies of the endosymbiotic bacterium, Wolbachia, from various insect orders to identify genes associated with disruption of host cell meiotic processes. The research will focus primarily on the arthropod endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia and use molecular and genomic approaches to 1) establish transinfected insect cell lines; 2) develop a transposon based system for mutagenesis of Wolbachia genome; and 3) establish Wolbachia transinfected moth strains for development of sterile insect release.
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