A Project Assistant position 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 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 will include a significant amount of bioinformatics to analyse RNAseq and genome sequencing data
The student will also be supported to develop their own research directions and mentored towards achieving their individual career goals (e.g., Doctoral studies in future)
The Project Assistant should be able to start as early as in August 2022, but exact dates can be negotiated with the PI.