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Postdoctoral Research Position in Microbial Ecology and Genomics

The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek, CA (a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) has an exciting postdoctoral research opportunity available. The postdoctoral fellow will explore the ecology of complex microbial communities utilizing metagenomics, single-cell genomics, and micro-colony culturing. Research will include phylogenetic and functional diversity studies of microbial assemblages and comparative genomic analyses of individual microbes. The fellow will also be heavily involved in the research and development of microfluidic solutions for single-cell whole genome amplification and metagenomic challenges.

• PhD in Microbiology, Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field.
• Knowledge of molecular techniques such as: PCR, qPCR, whole genome amplification, and cloning
• Experience with annotation and analysis of genomes, pathways, and gene families
• Knowledge of microbial ecology, physiology, and biogeochemistry
• Familiar with second generation sequencing platforms (e.g. 454, Illumina)
• Maximum of 2 years previous postdoctoral research

Highly Desirable Skills
• Familiarity with microfluidic devices
• Experience with fluorescence activated cell sorting
• Knowledge of fluorescent labeling techniques such as FISH

How to Apply: Interested applicants should apply online by visiting www.jgi.doe.gov, clicking on the “careers” section and going to requisition 75720.

The JGI is a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL). LBNL offers a comprehensive Postdoc benefits package and specific details can be found at the following link:


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