The Lennon lab (https://microbes.bio.indiana.edu/) seeks a postdoc to work on an NSF-funded project that is part of the CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems. Postdoc will work with shotgun metagenomic data coming from comparative field studies and manipulative experiments to test predictions about how microorganisms confer tolerance to environmental conditions (i.e., drought). A PhD is required by the start of appointment and qualified candidates will have experience with the annotation, assembly, and querying of shotgun metagenomic data to address ecological and evolutionary questions. The postdoc will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with biologists from Indiana University (Dr. Jennifer Lau) and Michigan State University (Dr. Sara Evans) as well as investigators from social sciences to better understand the adoption and outcomes of management decisions on midwestern farms. The position is available for 12 months with expected renewal in subsequent years based on satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2022 but negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits are included.
Indiana University has a large and interactive group at the interface of ecology, evolution, and microbiology. Bloomington is situated in scenic, hilly southern Indiana, near several parks and wilderness areas. The cultural environment provided by the University is exceptionally rich in art, music, and theatre.
A PhD is required by the start of appointment and qualified candidates will have experience with the annotation, assembly, and querying of shotgun metagenomic data to address ecological and evolutionary questions.
To apply, please submit a letter of application, a C.V, statement of research interests, and the contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/12222. Best consideration for those applying prior to March 1, 2022.
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