The Michigan Society of Fellows offers a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows that provides three years of academic support. Fellows are funded to initiate a research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the University.
The laboratory of Patrick D. Schloss at the University of Michigan is recruiting individuals interested in postdoctoral training in the field of microbiome research. Our research group has openings for postdoctoral trainees interested in understanding how gut microbiota affect the progression of diseases including Clostridium difficile infections and the severity of colorectal cancer. We primarily use culture-independent tools combined with computational methods to answer biological questions in a community context.
Collaborators at Emory University are performing on-going investigations of the microbiome (including 16S rRNA gene sequencing and metagenomics sequencing) of pregnant women and their offspring, and the role the microbiome plays in birth outcomes and infant growth and development. The investigative team is multi-disciplinary and involves faculty across Emory’s Health Sciences Schools, including the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health.
The University of Michigan is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Engineering to join a team of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and drinking water practitioners to research the ozone-biofiltration drinking water treatment plant in Ann Arbor, MI with a focus on optimizing filter operation while reducing selection for opportunistic pathogens. The research will be supervised by Lutgarde Raskin and Terese Olson (University of Michigan) and Brian Steglitz and Larry Sanford (City of Ann Arbor).
Departments of Animal Science and Biological & Agricultural Engineering
University of California, Davis
This Post-Doctoral Associate position will provide support in developing projects under the supervision of Dr. Maria T. Abreu, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Director Crohn’s & Colitis Center. The research focus of Dr. Abreu’s laboratory is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer. Dr. Abreu has a special interest in the intimate relationship between the intestinal mucosa of the human host and its associated intestinal microbiota.
The Laboratories of Drs. Marco Salemi and Volker Mai at UF EPI offer a shared postdoctoral position for a Computational Biologist with expertise in next-generation sequencing (NGS) data processing and analysis tools (initially for one year with possibility of renewal for up to three years).
The laboratory of Dr. Rizlan Bernier-Latmani (Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (EPFL) Environmental Microbiology) has three open post-doctoral positions in geomicrobiology (as it relates to nuclear waste disposal) and in uranium biogeochemistry at EPFL.
To begin: Spring/Summer 2017
A postdoctoral scientist position (2+ years) is available in Prof. Joshua Weitz’s group in the School of Biological Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The postdoc will lead efforts to develop analytical and computational models of marine ecosystem dynamics, with a focus on virus-microbe interactions as part of a Simons Foundation collaboration. The postdoc will have the opportunity to develop models of virus and microbial dynamics in the oceans, with substantial opportunities for collaboration and interaction with experimentalists.
2/1/2017: The Bry lab in the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center at BWH/Harvard Medical School has two microbiome fellowship openings. The fellow positions will define effects of the microbiota in immunomodulation and pathogen defense, with capacity to develop clinical/therapeutic applications from findings. Systems studied include interactions among the commensal microbiota and multi-drug resistant pathogens, C. difficile, and immunodulatory functions of commensal anaerobes in vivo.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology (MICB) at The University of British Columbia is seeking a full time postdoctoral
A postdoctoral position in molecular microbial ecology and bioinformatics is open in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University in the Lab of Dr. Stephen Techtmann.
The McBride laboratory at Emory University School of Medicine is seeking a self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate the mechanisms of sporulation in the pathogen Clostridium difficile. The laboratory employs a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches to explore the genetic mechanisms and host cues involved in spore formation, including molecular biology, biochemistry, and animal models of disease. Basic requirements include a Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related area. Successful applicants will have a solid publication
Two positions are available; one starting January 2017 and one starting at the end of 2017/early 2018. Other starting dates will be considered. The Chang lab at Montana State University has openings for 2 postdoctoral research associates in a DARPA funded project studying the population dynamics of influenza in order to engineer viruses for use as therapeutic particles. Candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will have the opportunity to collaborate with virologists, mathematicians, evolutionary biologists, and materials scientists.
One postdoc and one PhD position are available in a project that investigates the dynamics and genetic mechanisms of dormancy and resuscitation in terrestrial ecosystems.