[Microbiology] Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Microbial Genomics / Bioinformatics

Jonathan Jacobs via microbio%40net.bio.net (by jonathan.jacobs from gmail.com)
Thu May 21 09:26:44 EST 2015

All - I have an immediate opening for a new postdoc my group at MRIGlobal
<http://www.mriglobal.org>. As many of you know, my lab is focused on
biodefense related applied research in infectious disease
diagnostics/surveillance, microbial genomics, and host-pathogen interaction
studies. I'm looking for a highly motivated postdoc with a solid background
in bioinformatics and a strong interest in infectious disease research. The
position is located at the institute's Biosurveillance Lab (Rockville, MD)
and applicants must be US Citizens and be able to obtain a DOD Security
Clearance. Please feel free to forward this announcement along. Thank you!
-- Jonathan


*Postdoctoral Research Associate – Bioinformatics & Microbial Genomics*

Founded in 1944, MRIGlobal is an independent, not-for-profit organization
that performs contract research and other services for clients in business,
industry and government.

We currently have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in
Microbial Genomics which is available immediately and located in Rockville,
MD. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers led by Dr.
Jonathan Jacobs actively conducting genomics-based research in infectious
disease diagnostics, biosurveillance, microbiology, virology, and microbial
forensics for a variety of government and industrial clients.

*Principal Accountabilities and Success Factors*

Successful candidates will have a passion for applied research, and
developing technically sound solutions for real-world problems. Examples of
research activities may include one or more of the following efforts:

   - develop state of the art bioinformatics pipelines to support trace
   detection of pathogens from clinical and/or environmental samples;
   - develop pipelines for comparative clinical or environmental microbiome
   - develop genomics approaches for predictive phenotyping of unculturable
   microbial pathogens;
   - develop and apply strategies for analysis of host-pathogen interaction
   data (i.e. RNA-Seq data) to identify candidate pathways or targets with
   diagnostic utility.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work directly with the MRIGlobal
Biosurveillance research team and report to Dr. Jonathan Jacobs (MRIGlobal,
Rockville, MD).

We aim to attract new talent into MRIGlobal’s existing pool of forward
thinking research scientists focused on applied research in
environmental/agricultural biosurveillance, infectious disease clinical
diagnostics, and microbial forensics. Appointments will be made for an
initial period of two (2) years, with the possibility of additional
extensions. Publication of research in peer-reviewed journals is expected.

*Minimum Qualifications*

   - A recent Ph.D. and experience in next generation sequencing data
   analysis and bioinformatics is required. Applicants with additional
   “wet-lab” experience in microbial genomics, microbiology and/or virology
   are encouraged to apply.
   - At least one first-author peer-reviewed publication.

Applicants MUST be a U.S. Citizen and be eligible to obtain a Department of
Defense Security Clearance.
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Jonathan Jacobs, PhD
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