Postdoctoral Fellow in Host-Microbial Interactions

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
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Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Host-Microbial Interactions
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Human Evolutionary Biology
Position Description
The Nutritional & Microbial Ecology Lab is inviting applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. The ideal applicant will be interested in how diet or evolutionary history shapes host-microbial interactions in energy metabolism, and will have a strong foundation in physiology, microbial ecology, computational biology and/or biophysics. This full-time position is initially for one year but with the possibility of reappointment contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. The start date is flexible.
Responsibilities involve helping design, conduct, oversee, and publish research related to the adaptive significance of gut permeability. Research will involve in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo studies interrogating the molecular underpinnings of how environmental and behavioral factors influence gut permeability. Research will be performed in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology but may include collaborations with faculty in other departments at Harvard, including Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Basic Qualifications
A successful applicant would have:
• Ph.D. in a relevant field
• Solid track record of scientific publications and international conference presentations
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Commitment to teamwork
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
To apply, please upload the following into the portal:
1. Cover letter outlining your interests and suitability for the position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Up to three examples of published papers
4. Names and contact information of 3 references
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact Information
Rachel Carmody, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Contact Email
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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