The Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE-JGI, a division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), has an exciting opportunity available for a postdoctoral fellow on a multi-divisional collaborative project supported by a labwide research initiative targeting the “Water-Energy Nexus”.
This individual will work as part of the Microbial Systems Group investigating metabolic pathways and microbe-microbe interactions in contaminant-degrading microbial communities using biochemical and sequence-based methods.
-Collecting field samples of produced water from hydrocarbon extraction operations
-Designing and maintaining microcosms to develop microbial communities proficient in contaminant degradation
-Performing chemical analyses and extracting nucleic acids for sequencing
-Analyzing and interpreting metagenome and metatranscriptome sequence data and metadata
-Identifying key genes, organisms and pathways involved in contaminant removal
-Ph.D. in life sciences or a related field
-Strong background in molecular biology and genomics
-Experience with bacterial growth assays, protocol optimization, and nucleic acid isolation
-Experience with statistics, databases of genomics information, and/or methods of biological sequence data analysis
-Effective oral and written communication skills to work with a variety of technical and scientific personnel as well as present findings at group meetings and conferences
This is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance.
Interested candidates should apply at https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=85702. Inquiries may be directed to Susannah Tringe at SGTringe@lbl.gov