A postdoctoral position with a focus on the gut microbiome is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kelly Wrighton. This position is part of a National Institutes of Health (NIAID) R01 supported research effort that investigates chemical and microbiological changes that occur temporally during inflammation induced by diet or pathogen (Salmonella) invasion. The successful post-doctoral candidate will perform computational and statistical analysis on the murine and human microbiome to understand microbial interactions with health and disease.
This job will entail applying and developing methods for data mining and machine learning in multi-omic data from the murine and human gut. The objective of the ongoing research is to identify features of the microbiome (16S amplicon, shotgun metagenomic, and shotgun metatranscriptomic sequencing) to discover taxa, gene families, enzymes, and/or pathways associated with various phenotypes, exposures, and/or outcomes. There will be regular interactions with internal and external contacts, including collaborators and their laboratories who provide expertise in metabolomics and Salmonella pathogenesis. Optional mentoring duties include PhD or Masters students in the laboratory, while optional teaching duties include the development of guest lectures in Dr. Wrighton’s classes and short course workshops.
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