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Post Doc Fellow, Physiology & Genetics

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Job Overview

The Rowe lab (http://electromicrobiology.org) at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the area of microbial genetics and genomics, with a special focus on non-model systems. This position will 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. This will also include opportunities to work on developing new systems biology tools for Shewanella, performing self-directed projects in microbial electrophysiology, and investigating new microbe-electrode technologies.

Required Education

Recent PhD in biochemistry/biophysics, environmental microbiology/microbial ecology, microbial genetics, environmental/biological engineering or related field

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • 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.
  • 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

Application Process

  • Qualified and interested applicants must complete our online application process at https://jobs.uc.edu. Search requisition #68941.
  • In addition to the application, candidates must submit a cover letter of no more than two pages describing their research to date, as well as future areas of interest.
  • All applicants will also complete a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of the application process.
  • Use the Additional Documents feature to attach the required items, as needed.


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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.


REQ: 68941 


Post Doc Fellow, Physiology & Genetics

Date:  Sep 26, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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