Job opportunities: Postdoc and technician positions in Houston (open until filled)

The Meisel lab at the University of Houston is recruiting for a postdoc and a laboratory technician position. 

The Meisel lab uses genetic and genomic approaches to study evolutionary processes in a diversity of fly models. Ongoing research projects include understanding how and why sex determination systems and sex chromosomes diverge across species; characterizing the genetic basis of intersexual phenotypic variation; and determining the causes of evolutionary divergence in immune systems. To address these questions, the lab combines organismal experimentation, genomic data analysis, genetic manipulation, bioinformatics, and computational modeling. 

The laboratory technician will maintain fly strains; perform experiments with flies; carry out molecular biology experiments; oversee laboratory supplies and purchasing; and train lab members in laboratory protocols. Interested applicants should email Richard Meisel ( a resume; cover letter describing experience and goals; and contact information for at least one references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled. 
The postdoctoral position requires a Ph.D. and relevant academic experience. The successful applicant will have a background in population genetics, molecular ecology, molecular genetics, evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics, and/or entomology. Responsibilities will include contributing to ongoing research in the Meisel lab, developing independent research projects, and mentoring graduate/undergraduate students. Interested applicants should apply by emailing Richard Meisel ( a curriculum vitae; cover letter describing research interests and experience; and names and contact information for two references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the position is filled.