Postdoctoral Researcher for Systems Biology of Energy-Limited Bacterial Cells: USA

You’ll be the lead researcher in the Carini Lab at the University of Arizona on our new project investigating the systems biology of energy limited bacteria isolated from million-year-old deep-sea sediments as part of our new funding from the Simons Foundation. Your work will provide a systems-level understanding of slow bacterial growth in laboratory conditions designed to mimic those found in deep sea sediments. You’ll work both independently and alongside engineers to continue development of a novel application of chemostat-like cultivation devices that enable continuous energy-limitation. You’ll apply various ‘omic tools to characterize the systems biology of microbes experiencing perpetual energy limitation in these cultivation devices. You’ll lead the project and will have significant creative input on the project direction as you apply some combination of Systems Biology tools that might include metabolomics, mRNA decay measurements, ribosome footprinting (Ribo-Seq), transposon insertion sequencing (TnSeq), proteomics, or other approaches you think are appropriate. The tools and analyses used will depend on your expertise, but the overarching vision for the project is to integrate data from several approaches to distinguish the systems biology of energy-limitation from energy-replete growth. This position is initially funded for 1 year with the possibility to extend up to 3 years, based on project progress and your continued scientific growth.

This is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with an annual salary matching your level of experience, $53,760 – $65,292, as outlined by National Research Service Award Stipends.

UArizona postdoctoral benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; childcare cost reimbursement, sick and emergency childcare, parental leave; qualified tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members, among other benefits.

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