Postdoctoral Position in Host-Microbe Interactions
University of Alaska Anchorage
A postdoc position is available in the Duddleston lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage
(https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/biological-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 6 – 12 additional months of support. Additionally, the position is flexible and the opportunity exists to extend and expand the project through applications for fellowships and research grants. For more information, contact Khrys Duddleston at knduddleston [-at-] alaska.edu. To apply, send CV, statement of research experience and interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to knduddleston [-at-] alaska.edu.
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Posted: February 12, 2017.
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