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Default Bioinformatics/Genomics Postdoc in Gut Microbiome Studies, University of Virginia

Gut microbes play important roles in human health and disease. Central to gut microbial community dynamics is how nutrients flow between community members as well as between the community and its host. The laboratory of Dr. Martin Wu at the Department of Biology University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on a project to map and predict metabolic fluxes between gut microbiome and host. Activities will include RNA-Seq, whole genome shotgun metagenomics and 16S RNA sequencing library preparations and next-generation sequencing data analyses. This is a collaborative project funded by NIH. More information about the project can be found at 

Applicants will have a Ph.D. in the field of biology, computational biology, or related field by the start date. Molecular biology skills are highly desirable.

Applicants should have substantial experience with scripting (e.g. Perl or Python), Linux and bioinformatics tools. Experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis is also required. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. 

To apply, please submit a candidate profile through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach: curriculum vitae with list of publications, a cover letter that summarizes your background and career interests, and contact information for three (3) references. Search on posting number 0616383. Review of applications will begin May 31, 2015. However, the position will remain open until filled. 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Dr. Martin Wu ( 

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Rich Haverstrom ( 

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. 

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. *
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