Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Fellowship

I am very happy to say that for the next 5 years (beginning January 2018), a large part of our work will be generously funded by a Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship Award.

As part of the grant, I have an open postdoctoral position for a microbiologist or an entomologist who is interested in host-microbial interactions and would like to work at the interface of experimental and computational analyses. To apply, please write to me with your CV, a brief statement of your research interests, a summary of any one of the published papers from our lab, and a note about how you see yourself fitting within our group.

Open postdoctoral position

I am recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to analyze bacterial communities associated with flour beetles. The postdoctoral fellow will work with a team of researchers towards the following goals:

  • Quantify the repeatability of ecological and evolutionary changes in the gut microbiome of an insect adapting to a new diet
  • Determine the metabolic and genetic basis of the microbiome changes
  • Test the importance of inter-species associations in driving microbiome changes

The position is fully funded through a grant from the Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance, and will begin from January 2018 for a maximum of 5 years.

  • A background in evolutionary biology, ecology, or microbiology is essential
  • Experience with handling anaerobic microbes would be beneficial
  • Experience with coding or mathematical modeling would be beneficial
  • The ability and motivation to think and work independently is important

To apply, please write to me with the following details:

  • Your CV
  • A short paragraph (~300 words) summarizing your research interests and career goals
  • Contact information for 2 people who can write a letter of recommendation for you
  • A 1-page summary of any paper from our lab. Include your criticisms and any questions that arise from the work

CSIR Research grant

I’m pleased to say that part of our work on tRNA evolution will be funded by a two-year research grant from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).