Please submit a cover letter along with your C.V. and the names of three potential references to Dr. Thomas Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org). The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Two postdoctoral positions are available as part of the Michigan Microbiome Project, a new initiative at the University of Michigan to study the diversity and function of the human microbiomes. The ultimate goal of this project is to engineering microbiomes to benefit human health. We are seeking postdoctoral fellows who will help reach that goal by integrating and querying multi-dimensional data, including data from next generation sequencing, metabolomics and clinical data.
Work with a team of principal investigator to advance our understanding of the human microbiome. Harmonize data from multiple studies and establish relationships between the composition and function of the human microbiome and host response based on DNA sequences, metabolite and participant data. Participate in analysis of data and writing of manuscripts focused on the gut microbiome and human health.
The successful candidate will need the following:
Minimum of Ph.D. in Biology or related field of study
Motivation to make discoveries and advance understanding of the human microbiome
Experience in analysis of DNA sequence data, ideally including rRNA sequences
Familiarity with best practices in data management
Fluency in at least one scripting language, such as Python or R
Familiarity with high performance computing environments
Experience in open source software development and use of source code control (Git)
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Exceptional ability to work with a team
Willingness to learn new techniques
Excellent oral and written communication skills
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