• Postdoctoral Position at the NIH
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position, Microbiology
Position Description: A post-doctoral scientist position is available offering an opportunity to conduct research on the impact of specific dietary interventions on the microbiome.
The human gut microbiome is complex and variation between individuals depends on genotype and environmental factors, such as diet. Dietary changes can induce significant changes in gut microbiota composition and specific diets have been associated with a reduction morbidity and mortality. Dietary interventions have been shown to increase microbial diversity and to prevent the onset of chronic non-communicable degenerative diseases. Furthermore, the complex interactions between the microbiome, bacterial metabolites, and host immunity are being uncovered. To better understand these correlations with dietary patterns, controlled intervention studies on the gut microbiota composition are needed.
Our group is located within the Department of Laboratory Medicine, NIH Clinical Center on the main Bethesda NIH campus.
- Ph.D. in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics, or related discipline.
- Prior experience in microbiology, microbiome studies, or immunology.
- Ability to conduct research independently and work collaboratively with other scientists required.
- Strong writing skills.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references by email to:
Karen M. Frank, M.D., Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Chief, Department of Laboratory Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Building 10, Room 2C-306
10 Center Drive MSC 1508
Bethesda, MD 20892-1508
Ph: (301) 402-9559
Pager (301) 828-7383
Fax: (301) 435-8878
Employer Name: Clinical Center, NIH
Position Location: Bethesda, MD
Application Deadline Date: no date specified, so ad will run for 90 days
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