A postdoctoral research position funded by DBT/Wellcome Trust is available in my research group, in the Department of Biological Sciences at Ashoka University.
The lab is primarily interested in tracking the complex dynamics of evolving immune responses against pathogenic infections and disease, using diverse methods ranging from experimental evolution, life-history analyses, genomics to genetical and physiological manipulations.
The postdoctoral researcher hired for this position will collaborate with a team of graduate students to study the genetic bases of pathogen resistance and of associated life-history trade-offs (e.g., somatic vs germline maintenance) in laboratory adapted populations of tractable insect hosts (e.g., Tribolium castaneum and Drosophila melanogaster) evolving under chronic pathogen exposure.
These studies will be strongly multi-disciplinary, and include various life-history and physiological assays and a significant amount of bioinformatics. The post-doc will also be supported to develop their own research directions and mentored towards achieving their individual career goals.
The postdoc should be able to start in August 2022, but exact dates can be negotiated with the PI.