Environmental Microbiome Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Fellow
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JG-Joint Genome Institute
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89556 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Joint Genome Institute Division has an opening for an Environmental Microbiome Postdoctoral Scholar. You will work as part of the Microbial Systems Group investigating mechanisms of greenhouse gas production in sediment microbial communities using various omics methods. Your work may also include planning and executing fieldwork and molecular biology tasks. 

 

What You Will Do:

  • Work with JGI staff and collaborators to obtain microbial community data including shotgun metagenome sequence data, NMR-based metabolite data, and biogeochemical data.

  • Employ internal and external software and web-based analysis tools for processing and analyzing collected data.

  • Perform follow-up experiments to confirm findings, which may include field sampling, metadata collection, greenhouse gas measurements, nucleic acid extraction, and biogeochemical analyses.

  • Store and organize results for presentation and viewing by JGI collaborators and the wider scientific community.

  • Interact with internal and external collaborators to ensure efficient communication and completion of analysis projects.

  • Document group analysis procedures and methods for reference.

  • Write results up and present data in figures for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Present research at both internal and external forums.

 

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Attend and present technical status reports at group meetings.

 

What Is Required:

  • Ph.D. in life sciences or a related field with some relevant research experience in both molecular biology and bioinformatics.

  • Strong background in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and genomics.

  • Experience with the use of computational methods, databases of genomic information, and methods of analysis of biological sequence data especially next-generation sequence data; in particular, familiarity with the Integrated Microbial Genomes database, the R software suite, and QIIME amplicon analysis software are valuable.

  • Experience using PC, Mac and/or UNIX operating systems.

  • Experience with basic laboratory techniques, such as nucleic acid isolation, library prep, protocol optimization, bacterial growth assays, and sterile technique.

  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills to record experiment results and analyze data. 

  • Effective oral and written communication skills to present findings at group meetings and conferences, and to publish results.

  • Ability to interact with a variety of technical and scientific personnel including Research Associates, Scientists, and Software Engineers.

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Background in wetland ecology or soil science.

  • Experience with greenhouse gas flux measurements.

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

 

Notes: 

  • This is a full time, 2 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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They say it’s all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class multidisciplinary science within a diverse and respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90 years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) addresses the most pressing energy and environmental challenges using integrative genome science approaches. JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of our next ground-breaking discoveries?


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