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Postdoc in Host Microbe Interactions

Posted by: Khrys Duddleston

Posted date: Jan-24-2017

Location: Anchorage, AK

Postdoctoral Position in Host-Microbe Interactions at the University of Alaska Anchorage


A postdoc position is available in the Duddleston lab in the Department of Biological Sciences (https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/col lege-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/bi ological-sciences/) to study urea nitrogen salvage and the gut microbiota in arctic ground squirrels. This NIH-funded postdoc will examine the gut microbiota, beneficial ureolytic bacteria, and the use of microbially-liberated urea-nitrogen in host-tissue remodeling under conditions of varying dietary nitrogen availability and host nitrogen demand. Although applicants with experience in microbiota analyses (16S, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics), animal respirometry and/or stable isotope analyses are especially welcome, all relevant expertise will be considered. The postdoc will join an active and vibrant lab including graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research, and mentorship of undergraduates is encouraged. Additionally, many of the postdoctoral scientists in the department participate in a diversity of professional development and community service activities through the UAA Postdoctoral Association. Eighteen months of funding are guaranteed, with the possibility of extension. Additionally, the opportunity exists to extend and expand the project through applications for fellowships and grants. For more information, contact Khrys Duddleston at alaska.edu">knduddleston(at)alaska.edu. To apply, send CV, statement of research experience and interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to alaska.edu">knduddleston(at)alaska.edu.

Job Title Postdoc in Host Microbe Interactions
Post Details
Email knduddleston(at)alaska.edu
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Microbiology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Anchorage, AK
Key Words postdoc, host-microbe interactions, gut microbiota, microbiome, arctic ground squirrels
Start Date ASAP