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Post Doctorate RA B - Gut Microbiome
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Job #712988917
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 308168
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Division: Biological Sciences
Group: Chem Biology & Exposure Science Team
Job Description
The Chemical Biology & Exposure Sciences research group at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has a post-doctoral research associate position available for an individual with expertise in gut microbiome research. We have an active research program in which we are focusing on obtaining a functional understanding of the native and toxin-exposed gut microbiome in xenometabolism from phylum to taxa to specific enzymes. Current understanding of microbiome functions is largely inferred from corollary measurements that can ascribe the potential for a function, but cannot actually confirm that the function is present and active. Through a combination of chemical biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, and other techniques we are revealing the functional dynamics of the microbiome at the molecular scale. In addition to ongoing research, we have a new NIH program that the target candidate will participate within. We are hoping to identify an exceptionally motivated individual with a doctoral degree and a background in microbiology – with specific experience in experimental research in the gut microbiome. Candidates with no experience in complex microbiome research (gut or environmental) will be considered as nonresponsive to this opening.
Additional expertise in proteomics, biochemistry, imaging, molecular biology, or similar areas is advantageous. We have a highly collaborative and diverse research group, and this position will interface with advanced research in gut and soil microbiomes, chemical biology, proteomics, metabolomics, exposure toxicology, and systems biology. The optimal candidate should be excited to work in our multidisciplinary and collaborative research environment. For a more detailed overview of ongoing research see the following site: ~~~.
The position will primarily involve the application of chemical biology and activity-based protein profiling to the gut microbiome. The successful candidate will be expected to collaboratively develop novel ideas and methods for applications relevant to internal and externally funded programs. The successful candidate will contribute to and may lead the preparation of reports, papers, posters, presentations, etc.
Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.
Preferred Qualifications
The qualified applicant must have a background in microbiology or related field with experience in complex microbiome research – preferably gut. The candidate must be able to independently design and execute experiments within their field of expertise. Additional skills of interest include experience in one or more of the following areas: microbial ecology, application of chemical molecules/tools to biological systems, biochemistry, protein expression, cell culture, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and/or bioinformatics.
PhD in relevant field.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at ~~~.
Directorate:
Earth & Biological Sciences
Job Category:
Post-Graduates and Post-Docs
Group:
Biological Systems Science
Opening Date:
2018-08-06
Closing Date:
2018-08-21
Updated 08/07/2018

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