This position has been filled.
The ENIGMA team seeks a postdoctoral fellow to apply high-throughput genetic techniques to address key questions in microbial ecology. The successful candidate will develop a genetics-based research program to either (1) elucidate regulatory networks involved in the stress responses of diverse microbial species, (2) characterize metabolic networks in the same species using a combination of experimental and modeling approaches, (3) infer the evolutionary mechanisms by which closely related species adapt to their environments, or (4) infer the molecular mechanisms by which microbes thrive in diverse environments. The continued development and application of techniques barcoded transposon mutant libraries and extensive phenotyping of mutants, next-generation DNA sequencing, comparative genomics, pathway modeling, mass spectroscopy, and robotic automation are required. To meet these goals, the successful candidate will collaborate closely with the ENIGMA metabolomics, proteomics, computational, and protein-complex teams. The successful candidate is expected to present their findings in conferences and peer-reviewed journals in addition to seeking out and acquiring extramural funding (including postdoctoral fellowships).
A PhD in a relevant field and published record of accomplishment are required. Demonstrated ability to acquire extramural funding is a plus. Experience in environmental microbiology or systems biology is desired.