Postdoc - Microbiome - Innovative Genomics Institute
- University of California Berkeley
- Location: Berkeley, CA
- Job Number: 7116748
- Posting Date: Nov 23, 2022
- Application Deadline: Dec 17, 2022
Job DescriptionPostdoc - Microbiome - Innovative Genomics Institute
Position title: Postdoc Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoc series salary scale. Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: January 2023 Position duration: Initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Application Window
Open date: October 18, 2022
Most recent review date: Thursday, Nov 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The lab of Spencer Diamond at UC Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to work on developing and characterizing model in vitro human microbiome systems with the goal of identifying genetic determinants of probiotic persistence. This work is part of a new collaborative initiative at the Innovative Genomics Institute, BiomeForge, lead by Jennifer Doudna, Jill Banfield, and two new investigators Ben Rubin and Brady Cress. This project aims to: i) develop stable, model in vitro human microbiome systems that can be used to study probiotic strain persistence, ii) identify features (e.g., genes, pathways, and interactions) of in vitro microbiomes that have a statistical influence on persistence duration, (iii) leverage genome-resolved metagenomic data to expand toolsets for targeted genetic editing within these in vitro microbiome systems.
The Diamond lab is seeking to recruit a motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in working across the highly collaborative BiomeForge team that will undertake this project. This postdoc will primarily be responsible for the high-throughput establishment and characterization of stable in vitro consortia derived from adult human stool samples. Additionally, the postdoc will be responsible for performing multi-Omics experiments and subsequent analysis to identify features (e.g. genes, pathways, interactions, ect.) within these systems that are statistically associated with differences in the persistence duration of multiple probiotic strains. It is expected that the hire will have excellent communication skills and be able to regularly report progress in written and presentation formats.
BiomeForge Experiments: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34873292/
BiomeForge Information: https://innovativegenomics.org/biomeforge/
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date.
Doctoral degree in Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, or related discipline
Publication record in the area of Microbiology, Bioinformatics, or related fields.
Demonstrated experience with standard and anaerobic cultivation of non-model microorganisms and microbial communities.
Demonstrated experience with human microbiome biology
Demonstrated experience with qPCR
Demonstrated experience with the analysis of high throughput informatic data and statistical approaches for high dimensional data analysis
Demonstrated experience with Linux command line and a scripting programing language (e.g. Python or R)
Demonstrated experience with Machine Learning and Machine Learning Frameworks
Familiarity with genome resolved metagenomics and microbial community analysis
Experience writing grants and securing own funding.
Experience training and mentoring junior scientists
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research (Optional)
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