A postdoctoral position in microbial ecology is available in Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero’s research group at Johns Hopkins University.

The DiRuggiero lab studies the genetic and functional diversity of microbial communities from extreme environments to identify the mechanisms that sustain biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. For more info, visit the lab website at http://krieger2.jhu.edu/biology/labs/diruggiero/lab/index.html.

Qualified candidates will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, and will possess a demonstrable understanding of bioinformatics and computational biology with a background in molecular biology and/or microbial ecology. The candidate will have a doctoral degree in Genetics, Biology, Microbiology, Computer Science or a related field. Experience with whole metagenome assembly, functional annotation, and genome comparison is required. Programming and statistical skills in languages such as Perl, Python, and R are also required. Field experience is desirable.

How to Apply

Please send at jdiruggiero@jhu.edu:

  • Letter of Interest - addressing the stated required skills for the position, research interests, and career goals
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing research experience
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: ASAP
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA