Faculty Positions

Faculty positions will be listed here as the Department seeks to fill vacancies.

Post-doctoral fellow Positions

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to join Scaraffia research group in the Department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. Scaraffia's lab performs metabolic studies in mosquitoes. Her laboratory is particularly interested in unraveling the physiological, biochemical and molecular bases underlying the regulation of nitrogen and carbon metabolism in mosquitoes, as well as in discovering new metabolic targets that can be used for the design of better mosquito-control strategies. The major goals of this project are; 1) Identify the mechanisms involved in the regulation of nitrogen waste in mosquitoes, and 2) Investigate the flux of C and N molecules involved in ammonia metabolism in mosquitoes.

The successful candidate will apply modern biochemical approaches to investigate nitrogen metabolism in mosquitoes. Applicants must have a PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related discipline with a strong background in metabolic studies. The position requires experience in LC/MS analysis, ability to work independently and also as part of a team. The ideal candidate should have an extensive knowledge of MS/MS analysis including SRM or MRM quatitation.Experience in application of isotopically-labeled compounds and mass spectrometry are highly desirable.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to with the subject Postdoc Application and include: (1) a cover letter describing research interests, (no more than 1 page); (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three references. (Posted 2/14/14)

Staff Positions

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Student Positions

The St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District is looking for interested students to participate in a number of planned research projects. Paid internships/capstones and special project opportunities are available. For more information, see the flyer here. Interested students should contact Research Entomologist and DTM alumnus, Kevin Caillouet, PhD, at


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