Position # 963

Position Details

School / Department:
School of Medicine / Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Classification:
Postdoctoral Associate
Funding source:
NIH Grant
Start Date:
2/1/2018
Description:
The Cooper and Bomberger laboratories seek a motivated colleague who shares our interest in defining evolutionary dynamics of bacterial populations during polymicrobial infections and advancing this emerging field. We are focused on dynamics within infections of the upper and lower airway of persons with cystic fibrosis (CF), where we are following patient cohorts to study how viral infections or antibiotic treatments influence Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus evolution. Opportunities also exist to study pathogen dynamics within pediatric, non-CF patients with chronic sinusitis. A representative NIH-sponsored project is described here: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9304418&icde=37479658&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=2&csb=
default&cs=ASC&pball=.



Responsibilities include: to analyze metagenomic data to identify patterns and processes of bacterial evolution during infections, define reproducible workflows for these studies, identify and implement state-of-the-art methods, developing algorithms, writing manuscripts and progress reports. Our goal is to provide excellent training to the postdoctoral fellow to establishing his/herself as an independent investigator or senior research staff.

Qualifications:
Ph.D in Computational Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, or Genetics/Genomics
Publications in these fields.

Highly desirable: Computational Biology, high-throughput genomic data analysis. Ability to write scripts and proficiency at the command line.

Candidates with a computer science background also can apply but basic knowledge of genetics is a requirement.

Send letter of interest and CV to vaughn.cooper@pitt.edu See also: http://micropopbio.org
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Contact Information

Faculty/PI Name:
Vaughn S Cooper
Mailing address:
c/o Vaughn S Cooper
Email address:
vaughn.cooper@pitt.edu
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