PROJECT: Functional comparative genomics in Calliphoridae: the first step towards understanding the evolution of ectoparasitism

POSITIONS: Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

We are looking for enthusiastic graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. If you are interested in becoming part of the lab, please email us to discuss potential research projects and funding sources.


PROJECT: Investigation of the molecular basis of parasiticide resistance in Rhipicephalus microplus and Cochliomyia hominivorax

POSITION: Technical Training in Bioinformatics

Applicants must be graduated and have expertise in computer programming and/or bioinformatics. Among the activities are: assembly of short reads and annotation of the assembled contigs; mapping of short reads to annotated contigs; development and curation of a public sequence database. Fellowship from FAPESP.



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