Probiotics and Autism Bioinformatics Job Opportunity

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Health Through Microbiomes, led by Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, and collaborating with Dr. Jim Adams and Sun Genomics (a leading microbiome health company) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the area of microbial ecology with a special focus on host-microbe interactions driven by customized probiotics. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be working in a uniquely collaborative and productive lab. Dr. Krajmalnik-Brown’s lab in collaboration with Dr. Jim Adams are leading experts in research on Microbiome and Autism. The Postdoc will be taking a leadership role in a Gut Microbiome funded project (probiotics, microbiome-autism) funded by Sun-Genomics, will be exposed to many research topics associated with Microbiome and Autism, and will have the opportunity to start and lead this new exciting project.
Priority will be given to candidates with experience working with large data sets, metagenomics, biostatistics, functional microbial ecology analysis targeting microbial genomes, microbial pathways, microbially-produced metabolites and/or bioreactor operation as demonstrated through publications and references.
Essential Duties:
• Project management, meeting coordination and leadership
• Experimental design and implementation, data analyses, and report/manuscript preparation
• Identifying, coordinating, and leading the writing of manuscripts
• Coordinating among team members will be indispensable for leading the team’s efforts and delivering milestones to Sun Genomics.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. (within the past four years) in Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Environmental Engineering, Chemical engineering, Computer Science or Allied discipline

Desired Qualifications:
• Interest in host-microbiome interactions, microbe-microbe interactions, microbe-environment interactions, Microbiome and Autism;
• Hands on experience with metagenomics analysis
• Hands on experience with large datasets and data analysis and integration o R, tableau, or other big data stat modeling software experience
• Hands-on experience with lab-scale bioreactor operations, and ideally some metabolites analysis (like short chain fatty acids).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Experience in project management, team leadership, and effective communications.

Please submit
as a single pdf document the following materials:

  1. Cover letter specifying relevant qualifications and training
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of current research interests and expertise (2-page maximum)
  4. Three professional references with contact information
  5. One peer-reviewed publication.

Include “Application for Probiotic-Autism Postdoc” in the email subject line. Initial review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021; As long as the position is not filled, a review will continue every 2 weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Salary depends on experience.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and it welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The Academic Rankings of World Universities has included ASU in the top-100 list of research universities and ASU tops the 2015 and 2016 U.S. News & World Report list of most innovative schools in the US. Thomson Reuters Science Watch ranked ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (School of Molecular Sciences since August 2015) 6th in impact worldwide, based on citation impact.
The Biodesign Institute addresses today’s critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability, and security by developing solutions inspired by natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.
The Biodesign Center Health Through Microbiomes BCHTM focuses on using knowledge gathered by examining microbiomes and performing microbial interventions. A key goal is to enhance fundamental knowledge and translate that fundamental knowledge into clinical applications. Center researchers combine engineering with microbiology, molecular biology, and chemistry in order to gain an integrated understanding of how human microbial ecosystems work and can be controlled to improve public health and sustainability.
Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Very exciting project and a great place to work with Dr. Rosy. Highly recommended!

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