Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) located on the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.
The Quantitative Evolutionary Microbiology Laboratory, led by Prof. Michael Manhart, is seeking an outstanding a Postdoctoral Fellow. Our lab seeks to understand how fundamental evolutionary processes shape the ecology and cellular physiology of microbial communities, using experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches. We are especially interested in contributing to fundamental microbiology that can benefit human health.
This position will be based at Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (Piscataway, NJ, USA). The fellow will also be an active member of the Rutgers University Microbiome Program.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Michael Manhart, the Postdoctoral Fellow will develop and conduct research projects, present at local and international meetings, write papers, apply for fellowships and other funding, and mentor students and other lab members. Current major research directions in the lab include the evolution of microbial growth dynamics and the effect of ecological interactions on adaptation in microbial communities, but the position will allow for significant flexibility in developing new directions in accordance with the fellow's interests and the broad goals of the lab. The fellow's research may involve any combination of experimental (wet-lab biology), computational, and theoretical components.
The fellow can expect at least two years of support contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability, with the possibility of additional years of support contingent on funding availability and mutual agreement. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications, with the minimum set by NIH-NRSA stipend levels.
Our group values an inclusive culture, and we strongly encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Develop and conduct research projects focused on the evolution of microbial growth dynamics and the effect of ecological interactions on adaptation in microbial communities.
Present scientific research findings at local and international meetings, as requested by the PI.
Write and publish scientific manuscripts.
Apply for fellowships contribute to the preparation of research grant applications.
Participate in the configuration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and equipment, including computers, necessary for conduct of the project.
Mentor students and other lab members.
Minimum Education and Experience:
By the start date of the position, applicants must have a Ph.D. in a biological or quantitative discipline, including (but not limited to) biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, applied mathematics, or engineering.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: Manual dexterity and vision sufficient for standard laboratory operations including pipetting and use of microscopes. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment: Lab environment. University safety precautions are mandatory.
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