Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Ecology, Pennsylvania

Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
commensurate with experience and qualifications
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in microbial ecology with expertise in comprehensive molecular techniques including but not limited to high throughput sequencing, qPCR, metagenomics, etc. The ideal candidate should (1) have core competencies in molecular microbial ecology; (2) have a strong basic and theoretical understanding of microbial ecology and be able to integrate bio-, geo-, and chemical sciences; (3) possess a strong publication record; (4) have a proven ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team; (5) be flexible about field/lab work, data processing, and writing beyond routine work hours; and (6) be knowledgeable about the emerging technologies within the discipline. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants with approved work permits in the USA will be given priority. To apply, please scroll to the application form below and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and contact details for three professional references as a SINGLE ATTACHMENT. The name of the attached file should start with the applicant’s last name (e.g., LASTNAME_RESUME.PDF). Finalists will be interviewed in person or by video conference. SALARY AND BENEFITS The Stroud Center will provide a competitive salary based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position including a comprehensive employee benefit plan. Funding for this position is secured for at least two years and extension is contingent on additional grant support.
The successful candidate will participate in multiple projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Work will include some experimental design and field and laboratory work, but the primary focus will be on the analysis of existing data sets and preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication. As an integral part of the Stroud Center’s postdoc mentor/development plan, the postdoctoral associate is also expected to participate and assist in grant proposals for additional funding. Experience with bacterial monitoring, anaerobic culture, soil health, or bioinformatics is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with other Stroud Center senior scientists, postdocs, technical staff, graduate students, as well as with external partners and colleagues (e.g., University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania). This is a full-time, salaried position that requires daily in-person activity on the Stroud Center campus. Some weekends and early/late working conditions may occasionally be required, including the potential for overnight travel.
Contact Person
Dr. Jinjun Kan
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