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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Colorado State

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Colorado State University

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Colorado State University calls application for Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. The Wrighton laboratory seeks a postdoctoral fellow (2-3 year position) to perform independent research involving meta-omics in wetlands in support of “The EMERGE Institute, integrating research and training to characterize EMergent Ecosystem Response to ChanGE.”

Position Summary

This position will collaborate with other researchers from multiple academic institutions world-wide (20+ researchers) across disciplines, including ecologists, modelers, and geochemists. Research time will be distributed between bioinformatics, wet-lab experiments, writing and oral dissemination of research. The goals of this position are: a) to assist in intellectual development of metabolic exchanges by contributing content to an existing computational platform based on DRAM (software developed in the Wrighton laboratory “Distilled and Refined Annotation of Metabolism”, Shaffer, Borton et al. 2020, NAR), b) discern microbial metabolic networks and c) assist with outreach activities. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to co-author manuscripts for scientific journals, write progress reports, and assist on proposal writing. This postdoc is responsible for the training of graduate and undergraduate students, and technicians on bioinformatic methodologies.


Basically, the position will do duties like Microbiome data collection, analysis, and presentation. Presentations will include oral and written, at the project, university, and national meetings. In addition to that, the position has partial mentorship responsibilities for a graduate student working on this project in the Wrighton laboratory. Providing assistance to other laboratory members in microbiome bioinformatics pipelines (graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and research associates).


Candidates must have the following qualifications to be eligible for Postdoctoral Fellowship at Colorado State University

  • Ph.D. in microbiology, soil sciences (or closely related field) by the beginning of the appointment.
  • Excellent work ethic, ability to work independently and in a team.
  • The applicant must be able to communicate effectively with other professionals, especially those outside the applicant’s discipline.
  • A strong record of publication related to the use of genome-resolved (bacterial and archaeal) meta-omic techniques to assess microbial community structure and function.
  • Ability to interpret metabolic functions from a bacterial or archaeal genome annotations (isolate or metagenome-derived).
  • Experience running command line bioinformatics tools including those used for (meta)genome assembly, genome binning, metatranscriptome analyses, and read mapping; proficiency in Unix.
  • Experience with multivariate statistics including proficiency in R.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline15 November,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerColorado State University



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