A fully funded, two-year postdoc position is immediately available in the Department of Clinical Microbiology at Umeå University. The position is open to computational scientists with an interest in microbial (meta)genomic data analysis.
The project belongs to Dr. Laura Carroll, assistant professor at the Department of Clinical Biology and Investigator at MIMS.
Apply before February 12, 2023.
Description of the project
Data-driven discovery of novel microbial secondary metabolites involved in host-microbe and/or microbe-microbe interactions
Microbes produce a wide array of secondary metabolites (SMs), which allow them to interact with their environment, as well as with each other. The postdoctoral project proposed here will involve developing (meta)genome mining approaches, which can be used to identify novel microbial SMs involved in microbe-host and/or microbe-microbe interactions. The tools developed here will be applied to large amounts of microbial (meta)genomic data, with the goal of identifying microbial SMs responsible for host disease phenotypes (e.g., microbiome-associated cancers) or SMs with novel antimicrobial activities.
A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate is eligible for appointment as postdoctoral researcher. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time at which the appointment decision is made.
See full job description and apply here: https://umu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:582823/