Opportunities

NIEHS Training Postdoctoral Training Grant in the Sharpton Lab

The Sharpton lab invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Postdoctoral Scholar. This position is part of an NIEHS Postdoctoral Training Grant and will focus on characterizing how the gut microbiome interfaces with xenobiotics (e.g., toxicants, pharmaceuticals, nutrients) and the corresponding physiological consequences. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to coordinating, generating, and bioinformatically analyzing deep sequencing data sets and developing high-impact manuscripts. Research may include opportunities to generate data from animal models, including zebrafish and mice, or human clinical populations.

Required qualifications include a PhD in Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, (Bio)Statistics, Molecular Biology, Toxicology, or a related discipline. Applicants must have experience with analyzing next generation sequence data. Preferred qualifications include (1) experience generating microbiome sequence data, especially 16S rRNA, shotgun metagenomic, and RNA-sequence libraries, (2) grant and manuscript preparation, and (3) experience working with animal models or clinical populations.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a CV, which should include contact information for at least two references, to Dr. Sharpton (thomas.sharpton@oregonstate.edu). The application will remain open until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries about this position to Dr. Sharpton.