Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Host-microbe Interactions

Our colleague, Kayla King offers a post-docposition in the King Lab at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology to work on host-microbiome-pathogen interactions.


The postholder will use transcriptomics to examine whether and how protective bacteria can alter real-time and evolutionary defences of Caenorhabditis elegans nematode hosts to infection by parasites. Commensal microbes can have therapeutic and prophylactic powers. This project will identify candidate innate immune genes/pathways affected by the protective bacteria and pathogen in our system, and importantly, establishing a role for the microbiome in shaping the evolution of host defences against opportunistic pathogens.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 18 May 2018.

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