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Post Doc Fellow, Microbial Physiology and Genetics

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Job Overview

The Rowe lab at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the area of microbial physiology and genetics, with a special focus on non-model systems.

Essential Functions

  • Primarily focus on a funded project aimed at characterizing the genetic basis of electron uptake in Shewanella, and uncovering physiologic basis of this process using coupled electrochemistry, microscopy and molecular biology approaches.
  • Opportunities to work on developing new systems biology tools for Shewanella, performing self-directed projects in microbial electrophysiology, and investigating new microbe-electrode technologies with novel microbial electrochemical systems.

Minimum Requirements

  • Recent PhD in biochemistry/biophysics, environmental microbiology/microbial ecology, microbial genetics, environmental/biological engineering or related field.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Required Experience

  • Proficiency with microbial genetic techniques.
  • Proficiency with basic bioinformatics and microbial genomics.
  • Ability to work with a team and act as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts in microbiology, microbial physiology and microbial ecology.
  • Knowledge in geochemistry of metals and metal cycling.
  • Experience working with microbial cultivation: pure culture and/or microbial communities.
  • Experience with kinetic, biokinetic, or building physiologic models.

 

 

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

 

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Post Doc Fellow, Microbial Physiology and Genetics

Date:  Apr 24, 2022
Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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