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Two postdoctoral positions are offered to join the Bordenstein Lab in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. The candidates will join one of two projects on human microbiomes and animal-microbe symbioses.

Biological Sciences

Two postdoctoral positions are offered to join the Bordenstein Lab in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The candidates will join one of two projects.

The first project seeks applicants with interests and skill sets in personalized medicine and multi-omic analyses (genome, microbiome, metabolome, metagenome, and metallome) to investigate the consequences of diet and ethnicity on the human microbiome. The candidate will join and have the opportunity to take a leading role in the fast growing, trans-insitututional Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative. 

The second project seeks applicants with interests and skill sets in animal-microbe interactions, evolution, endosymbiosis, phylosymbiosis, quantitative genetics, transcriptomes, flourescent microscopy, and gene knockdowns or knockouts. The candidate will join a National Science Foundation project to study the genetic basis of symbioses between insects (Nasonia parasitoid wasps), endosymbiotic bacteria, and gut microbiomes.

More information about the lab, topics, and systems can be found at the lab website.

 
The Vanderbilt University campus is a National Arboretum located in the heart of Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, and known internationally as “Music City USA”. Nashville is also the home to Nashville Hot Chicken, professional sports teams, the Nashville Symphony, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Nashville, Tennessee is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.

If interested, please contact Seth Bordenstein immediately with a single pdf including (i) earliest start date (ii) a full curriculum vitae noting at least three references (iii) a statement of intent, career goal, research experience, and areas of growth and (iv) two example publications or other writings.

Seth Bordenstein, PhD
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Phone: (615) 322-9087
2018-12-26 17:58:56

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