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