Bioinformatics/Microbial Ecology postdoctoral position (for application details go here)
Jessica Green and Brendan Bohannan are currently seeking a bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher to explore fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution. Applicants should have a PhD with extensive training using bioinformatics to understand the ecology and/or evolution of complex biological communities, and strong writing skills. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and applying quantitative community and population ecological methods to the analysis of environmental sequence data and next-generation sequence data.
The successful candidate will play a key role in the Biology and Built Environment (BioBE) Center (http://biobe.uoregon.edu/), funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The BioBE Center is training a new generation of innovators to study the built environment microbiome – the diversity of indoor microbial life, their genetic elements and their interactions. The vision of this national research center is to understand buildings as complex ecosystems and to explore how architectural design mediates urban microbial ecology and evolution. For a description of partner projects see http://www.microbe.net/.