Two postdoctoral fellowships are available at the University of Idaho in the group of Dr. Benjamin Ridenhour. Both positions are focused on the analysis and modeling of microbiome data. One position is focused on developing and analyzing novel models for the evolution and ecology of microbial dynamics. The other position is focused on the bioinformatic analyses of gut microbiome data. A solid foundation in working with the analyses of complex systems is needed for either position, as well as a working knowledge of the R programming language. For the fellowship working with microbial dynamics, experience with eco-evolutionary models and a strong mathematical/quantitative skillset are desired. For the fellowship working on the gut microbiome data, experience performing bioinformatic analyses of microbiome data and a strong statistical background are desired.
The Palouse region offers a vibrant research community that includes world-class researchers who focus on microbiomes. Dr. Ridenhour is part of the Department of Mathematics, but UI has numerous interdisciplinary programs such as Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB), the Center for Modeling Complex Interactions (CMCI), and the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST). Additionally, Washington State University is located only 7 miles from UI (connected by a bike path) and has numerous similar programs. The Palouse is a stunning landscape that offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing, skiing, climbing, and whitewater all within 2-3 hours drive.
To apply for either position, visit the UI's HR website (https://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/jobs) and fill out the necessary forms; see position numbers http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/22986 (microbial dynamics) and https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/23138 (bioinformatics). A cover letter, a current CV, and a list of references are required to apply. Review of applications will begin 9 December; the positions will remain open until filled.
For questions or more information regarding the positions and their requirements, or about the Moscow and the Palouse area, contact Ben Ridenhour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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