Post Doc Fellow- Microbiome Center

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research Req ID: 42161

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

A position is available immediately for a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Kyle Bittinger at the CHOP Microbiome Center.

The project focuses on developing computational approaches to study the influence of the human microbiome on inflammatory bowel disease. The CHOP Microbiome Center collaborates with a number of researchers in this area, and must develop new analysis methods to take advantage of data from shotgun metagenomic DNA sequencing and untargeted metabolomics. We envision that this project will be devoted to both computational methods development and application of new methods in collaborative research projects.

The candidate should have experience with analysis of metagenomic DNA sequencing data, and should also be familiar with bioinformatic and statistical approaches relevant to the human microbiome. Furthermore, the candidate should be able to develop reliable and maintainable software with standard approaches such as unit testing, version control, and continuous integration.

The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the PennCHOP Microbiome Program (https://pennchopmicrobiome.chop.edu/). Salary will be commensurate with experience and follow NIH salary guidelines. A minimum of a two year commitment is requested.

Job Responsibilities
  1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
  2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
  3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
  4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
  5. Supervise junior lab members
  6. Assist with other research projects
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Additional Technical Requirements

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