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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Computational Microbiology/Metagenomics/Human Gut Microbiome

Harvard Center for Systems Biology

A position is available for a post-doctoral fellow in an interdisciplinary research group that is developing and applying new metagenomic methods for analyzing the community structure, gene content, and transcriptional activity of the human gut microbiome. A major focus is on understanding how the microbiota and microbiome participate in the metabolism of various xenobiotics, including orally ingested drugs, and the impact of these activities on health, disease risk and therapeutic efficacy. Ideally, the candidate should have a PhD and research interests in comparative genomics, microbiology, computational biology, statistics, and/or biological chemistry/pharmacology.

Applicants should send their CV, a 2-page statement of research experience and interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD
pturnbaugh at fas dot harvard dot edu
Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology
Northwest Lab Building
52 Oxford Street, 435.40
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.