Dos ofertas de postdoc muy genéticas en USA ~

2 de enero de 2019

Dos ofertas de postdoc muy genéticas en USA

Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available to join the
Bordenstein Lab in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Pathology,
Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,
TN. Candidates may apply to one of two projects.

The first project seeks applicants with interests and skill sets in
animal-microbe interactions, evolution, endosymbiosis, phylosymbiosis,
quantitative genetics, transcriptomes, fluorescent microscopy, or gene
knockdowns/knockouts. The postdoc will in part lead a National Science
Foundation project to study the evolutionary genetic basis of symbioses
between insects (Nasonia parasitoid wasps) and endosymbiotic bacteria
(Wolbachia). The postdoc will also participate in launching a second
project on the genetic basis of phylosymbiosis (host phylogenetic signal
in the gut microbiome) and speciation.

The second project seeks applicants with interests and/or skill sets
in personalized medicine and multi-omic analyses (population genetics,
metabolome, metagenome, and metallome) to investigate the consequences of
diet, ethnicity, and genetic variation on the human microbiome (Brooks et
al 2018, PLOS Biology). The postdoc will join and have the opportunity to
take a leading role in the fast growing, trans-institutional Vanderbilt
Microbiome Initiative. Strong computational expertise (data analysis,
coding, and bioinformatics) will be important in this position.

More information about the Bordenstein lab, research
program, and systems can be found at the Symbionticism blog:
and lab website:

To apply, please send a single pdf including (i) cover letter with
earliest start date, statement of intent, career goal, research
experience, and areas of growth (ii) full curriculum vitae noting at
least three references and (iii) two example publications or other
writings. Additional information and resources for supporting postdocs
at Vanderbilt can be found at the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and
Postdoctoral Resources pages.

Vanderbilt University campus is a National Arboretum located in the
heart of Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, and known internationally
as “Music City USA”. Nashville is also the home to Nashville Hot
Chicken, vibrant art and music festivals, professional sports teams, the
Nashville Symphony, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and numerous
activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Nashville, Tennessee is a wonderful
place to live, work, and raise a family.

Seth Bordenstein, Ph.D.
Departments of Biological Sciences and Pathology, Microbiology, and
Director, Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative
Vanderbilt University
Twitter: @Symbionticism

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