Filarial Genome Research Positions

Mark Blaxter mark.blaxter at
Tue Apr 23 11:53:51 EST 1996

Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh


Two Positions are available:

Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Assistant

The Filarial Genome Initiative is pursuing a number of routes to a
whole-genome understanding of the biology and pathology of the
human-infective filarial nematode Brugia malayi. Two positions are
available from July 1 1996 on a MRC funded 3 year project to provide genome
research resources for filarial laboratories worldwide. The Filarial genome
Initiative is a global effort, coordinated by Steve Williams (Smith
College, Northampton, USA), with participating labs in the USA, Uganda,
Egypt, India and the UK. In Edinburgh we have been concentrating on
expressed sequence tag generation and now have the opportunity to advance
to a large scale EST sequencing initiative, and the construction of
physical maps for the Brugia genome.
See Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 1996 77:77-93

To discuss the above posts informally please contact Mark Blaxter (email
mark.blaxter at; phone +44 131 650 6760).

There is a summary of the project on the world wide web at URL

The Filarial Genome Initiative www site is at URL

To Apply

You should write to The Personnel Office, University of Edinburgh, 1
Roxburghe Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TB (they can also be emailed at
personnel at quoting the following Vacancy Reference Number: 696187
The closing date for receipt of applications is May 27th.

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