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.
Application deadline January 31, 2023
Description of the project
Tracking the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacterial pathogens from farm to fork using whole-genome sequencing.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats facing humanity today, and there is concern that antimicrobial use in livestock environments can contribute to the emergence and spread of AMR bacterial pathogens along the food supply chain. Here, the postdoc will develop and apply bioinformatic approaches, which can query whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data derived from foodborne zoonotic pathogens (e.g., Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli) to monitor the spread of AMR pathogens between livestock, foods, and humans.
See full job description and apply here: https://umu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:580521/