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Postdoctoral Scientist Position in microbial extracellular electron transfer

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Title Postdoctoral Scientist Position in microbial extracellular electron transfer
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Position Description

The Girguis lab at Harvard University invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research position in microbial ecological physiology. The primary research focus is on fundamentally understanding the evolution, ecology and metabolic activity of microbes capable of extracellular electron transfer.

Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise and hands-on experience in high-throughput metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses including microbial community and functional profiling, proficient in a programming language (Perl, Python and/or R) and familiar with high performance computing. Experience with molecular biological methods such as DNA & RNA purification, PCR and sequencing library preparation is highly desirable. A robust publication record that demonstrate the applicant’s capacities is also highly desirable. A PhD in a related field is required at the time of appointment.

Additional Qualifications

The successful candidate will work closely with research groups in the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (home department) as well as colleagues at the University of Minnesota and The University of Southern California. Some travel may be required, though the frequency and duration are negotiable.

Special Instructions

Applicants should send application materials (resume, publication list, statement of research interests) and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Peter Girguis ( or Stephanie Hillsgrove ( This position is available immediately and will remain open until May 1st, 2017.

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Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
Optional Documents
  1. Other