Opportunities

NIEHS Training Postdoctoral Training Grant in the Sharpton Lab

The Sharpton lab invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Postdoctoral Scholar to participate in research and training activities as part of an NIEHS training grant. The applicant will contribute to research centered on defining how the gut microbiome interfaces with environmental pollutants to impact neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to (1) conducting experiments using conventionally reared and germ-free zebrafish, (2) coordinating, generating, and bioinformatically analyzing deep sequencing data sets, and (3) leading the development of scientific manuscripts. Research may additionally include opportunities to work with diverse animal models and clinical populations.

Required qualifications include a PhD in Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, (Bio)Statistics, Molecular Biology, Toxicology, or a related discipline. Applicants must have experience with analyzing 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequence data sets. Preferred qualifications include experience in (1) deriving and managing germ-free zebrafish, (2) generating microbiome sequence data, especially 16S rRNA and shotgun metagenomic data, (3) statistical regression modeling, (4) generating and analyzing metabolomic data, and (5) manuscript preparation. 

To apply, please send a cover letter and a CV, which should include contact information for at least two references, to Dr. Sharpton (thomas.sharpton@oregonstate.edu). The application will remain open until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries about this position to Dr. Sharpton.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.