Postdoc or research associate
- The Ohio State University
- Location: Columbus, OH
- Job Number: 7062296
- Posting Date: Nov 12, 2019
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA postdoctoral or research associate position is available for a highly motivated individual to conduct microbiomics research in the Gut Microbiology laboratory of Dr. Zhongtang Yu in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. The successful candidate will conduct rumen/gut microbiomics research to further our understanding of the microbiological processes underpinning feed utilization and host health in farm animals (both ruminants and non-ruminants). The successful candidate will work on research projects funded by USDA and the private sectors. Specific duties include the planning, execution, and publication of high-quality research; assist with the preparation of extramural grant proposals; and assist with the supervision of junior laboratory personnel (undergraduate and graduate students). Additional responsibilities include participation in meetings for research planning and evaluation, professional interactions with collaborating partners including industry partners, other faculty, staff and students; and to present research findings to the scientific community and to the general public when appropriate.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology, Animal Sciences, or a related field and demonstrated technical expertise and research experience in metataxonomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, and bioinformatics. He or she shall also have excellent project management, analytical, and data analysis skill; ability and willingness to collaborate with graduate students to guide their research and professional development; excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation); and ability to generate new ideas, novel and unique concepts, models and solutions. Experience with the cultivation and single-cell genomics of rumen protozoa and R is highly desirable. Applications received before December 15, 2019, will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three referees with complete contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.