The individuals hired will have the opportunity to substantially shape their research direction within the scope of several ongoing projects that are well supported by the petroleum industry. We seek creative Ph.D. scientists with a publication track record in the field of microbial and/or phage community analysis, biogeochemistry, or microbial metabolism, metagenomics and bioinformatics, and cancer research. Research areas specifically relevant to this hire include understanding microbiomes, predicting metabolic pathways for unknown species, harnessing microbial metabolism for the sulfur generation, and developing metagenomic knowledge of specific microbial organisms.
This is a two-years position funder by UND office of Vice President for Research; however, it can be extended for three to five years of support from the petroleum industry in particular.
Strong work ethics, ability to work independently and in a team
Ability to design experiments and perform experimental methods in the lab
Strong management skills to oversight all bio-related research and start new lines of investigations
Strong analytical, computational, oral and writing skills
Ph.D. in geo/microbiology, astrobiology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbial ecology, bioinformatics, computer science, soil science, or equivalent areas of research by start date. Official transcripts/verification by the primary advisor may be requested at a later date
Demonstrated publication record in the area of expertise and a record of grant writing
Demonstrated research experience with genome or metagenome or analyses
Laboratory methods for pathogenic and non-pathogenic diseases
Preferred Job Qualifications
Proficient using Unix/Linux, Python, and R. Capacity to develop software and scripts for microbial bioinformatics
Experience cultivating anaerobic microorganisms, with subsequent physiological or biochemical characterization. Especially, individuals with publications in archaeal and bacterial metabolism
Experience using omics to query ‘wild’ viral populations or mobile elements from environmental systems
Experience investigating microbial metabolism using ‘omics technology including but not limited to: genome analysis, RNA-seq, metabolomics, and/or proteomics
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