Date Posted: Jun 27, 2019
A growing body of evidence links the gut microbiota to obesity and multiple other diseases. The gut microbiota is particularly vulnerable to perturbation during critical periods in early life. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for studies in rodents that examine the impact of early life antibiotic exposure on the developing gut microbiota and obesity risk. The Reimer lab is internationally recognized for their use of prebiotics to modulate gut microbiota therefore dietary strategies to mitigate obesity risk are integral to the experiments. Applicants should have a PhD in an area related to microbiota, nutrition or chronic disease models. A background in nutrition is an asset but not required. Bioinformatics training/experience directly linked to gut microbiota is important. Funding for this 2 year position is provided through an Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Calgary. The University of Calgary is home to the International Microbiome Centre with world-class resources to study the microbiome.