Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbial Ecosystems Lab, Colorado State University

The mSys Lab is searching for 2-3 post-doctoral researchers to work on projects with PI Kelly Wrighton in the gut, wetland soils, or agricultural systems.

The Microbial Ecosystems Lab (mSys) at Colorado State University is searching for 2-3 post-doctoral researchers to join our team. This researcher will work independently and contribute as a member to our dynamic, collaborative multi-disciplinary team of microbiologists, biochemists, computational biologists, and environmental scientists. We are looking for new team members for projects related to changing redox conditions on microbiome functionality, with linkages to ecosystem outputs. We are interested in team members who can contribute to projects working with PI Dr. Kelly Wrighton in the human gut, wetland soils, or agricultural systems (soils, rumen). Metabolism at various scales, from biochemistry, to microorganisms, to communities is a central focus of our research team.

Required Job Qualifications

  • PhD in microbiology, computational biology, environmental sciences (or closely related field) by the beginning of the appointment; maximum of 3 years prior post-doctoral experience
  • Knowledge and in depth understanding of key biological concepts (genes, biochemical pathways, and or microbial energetics)
  • Proficiency in Unix or Python or R
  • Evidence of substantial research accomplishment including at least one first-author, peer-reviewed manuscript publication

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience culturing and physiologically characterizing bacterial/archaeal isolates or enrichment microbial communities
  • Experience with comparative metagenomic computational analyses
  • Experience analyzing gene expression (proteomic, transcriptomic) or metabolite data
  • Experience managing teams of individuals in laboratory or field scenarios
  • Experience collaborating with DOE user facilities like JGI, EMSL, KBase
  • Experience in geochemical analyses and analytical equipment (IC, GC, HPLC, LC-MS, ICP-MS)

All job details and application instructions can be found here 

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Open until filled
Location: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado