Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Microbiome and Metabolism
Posting Number: req12071
Department: Environmental Science-Res
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsThe Tfaily lab at the Department of Environment Science at the University of Arizona seeks a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research that aims to further our understanding of microbial metabolism in diverse environments through the lens of metabolomics and multi-omics integration. This includes but not limited to (i) using systems-based approaches to unravel multi-species microbial community functioning; (ii) understanding how virus therapy influence ecosystem processes through metabolic reprograming of microbial communities, and (iii) application of Phagotherapy in the Treatment of burn Patients. The successful candidate will carry out metabolite extraction, data analysis and interpretation followed by integration with other omics data such as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics . The selected candidate will work within a collaborative group of chemists, microbiologists, microbial ecologists and molecular biologists and will lead and participate in lab-based experiments as well as field work. They will collaborate with and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Reviews will begin in early November 2022.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the US at time of hire.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Conduct independent research and work on team assignments focusing on microbial metabolism and multi-omics integration; lead manuscript development and maintain a strong overall publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature,
Present research work in multiple settings,
Participate in the development of research proposals.
Position requires collecting and processing fecal samples/soil samples/blood and plasma.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- The ideal candidate will demonstrate good written and oral communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively.
- Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or upon hire from an accredited college or university.
- Must have a Valid Driver's License and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
A PhD in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or a related field is required as well as a strong background in one or more of the following areas: microbial metabolism and interactions, biochemistry, LC-MS based metabolomics, multi-omics integration, coding in R, statistical methods, and computation biology approaches. The ideal candidate has a track record of demonstrating initiative, problem-solving, independent execution of routine research tasks, demonstrated experience to publish high impact research, and demonstrated experience that shows learning and successfully using new concepts and research techniques.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: DOE based on NIH postdoctoral stipends $53,760+
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Malak Tfaily - email@example.com
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
References will be required later in the recruitment process. This position is full-time (100% FTE), 12-month, year-to-year appointment with an initial term appointment of one year (12 months), with the possibility of renewal up to a total of three years subject to funding and satisfactory performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and employee benefits will be provided.
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