Postdoc in Microbiome Research
Georgia Tech is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to apply metagenomic and metatranscriptomic methods to study environmental and animal-associated microbiomes. The postdoc will be based in the lab of Dr. Frank Stewart in the School of Biology, but will work jointly between the Stewart lab and the lab of Dr. Nicole Lopanik (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) on a collaborative NSF-funded project. The work will involve a blend of experimental, molecular, and bioinformatic analyses, with a strong focus on comparative meta-omic analyses to test new computational approaches for quantifying microbial gene expression in marine bacteria. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop independent lines of research within the broader goals of the project, and will work collaboratively with Dr. Stewart, Dr. Lopanik, and external collaborators at Georgia State and the University of Connecticut to perform research and synthesize results for publication.
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated by experimental and analytical challenges, proficient in genomic/meta-omic analyses and comfortable with a range of molecular microbiology techniques. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in one of these fields (or a related topic). Proficiency in Python/Perl coding, command line interfaces, and database management is highly desirable.
The School of Biology at Georgia Tech is a dynamic research environment with a strong core of researchers interested in microbial systems research and bioinformatics. The Institute offers exceptional resources for biomolecular analysis and high-performance computing, and exciting opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration, including with schools of engineering. Georgia Tech was recently voted one of the best places to work, and Atlanta is consistently ranked among the top ten places to live for young professionals.
This position begins in fall 2016. Funding is available for at least one year, with continuation contingent upon satisfactory progress in year one; applicants should express their ability to commit to the project for at least two years. Application materials should be emailed to Frank Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a cover letter (describing your interest in the position, work experience, and availability), CV, and contact information (name, email, phone number) for at least three references. Please include the word “Postdoc” in the subject line. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and will include fringe benefits. Review of applications will begin on June 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to Frank Stewart at email@example.com. Additional details about the Stewart lab can be found at http://marine-micro.biology.gatech.edu/ and the Lopanik lab at http://www.eas.gatech.edu/content/lopanik-dr-nicole
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