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Arizona State University - Biodesign Center for Health through Microbiomes
Tempe, AZ, United States
19 days ago
Arizona State University - Biodesign Center for Health through Microbiomes
Tempe, Arizona, United States
19 days ago


Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Arizona State University: Office of the Executive Vice President Knowledge Enterprise: Biodesign 
Institute: Biodesign
Location Tempe, Arizona Open  Date Sep 21, 2021

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Health Through Microbiomes, led by Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown ( Microbiomes and invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the area of microbial ecology with a special focus on host-microbe interactions. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be working in a uniquely collaborative and productive lab. Dr. Krajmalnik-Brown’s lab is leading research on Microbiome and Autism, and  Microbiome and Energy extraction and Microbial Ecology for environmental biotechnology applications. The Postdoc will be taking a leadership role in a Gut Microbiome funded project (microbiome-autism), will assist an NIH-funded team, will be exposed to many research topics associated with environmental biotechnology, and will have the opportunity to start new projects. Priority will be given to candidates with experience working with 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
  • Training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  • Identifying, coordinating, and leading the writing of research proposals and seeking future funding
  • Establishing and sustaining interactions among faculty, post- docs, and students across the Centers 
    and the University is central to the position
  • Coordinating among team members

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 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest in host-microbiome interactions, microbe-microbe interactions, microbe-environment 
  • Hands-on experience with molecular biology and lab-scale bioreactor operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Hands on experience with large datasets and data analysis and integration o R, tableau, or other big data stat modeling software experience
  • Experience with mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  • Experience in project management, team leadership, and effective communications

Application Instructions
Applicants are responsible for including a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references in their application through the Interfolio website. Emailed applications will not  be accepted. Please use this link to apply:

The initial close date will be October 21, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

For the seventh year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all seven years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a 
commitment to transform society in a positive way.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59018033
  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Company Name: Arizona State University - Biodesign Center for Health through Microbiomes
  • Job Function: Biosafety
  • Job Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
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