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Job ID: 219413

Postdoctoral Fellow
Auburn University

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Fellow
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Pathobiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Pathology/Pathobiology
    Molecular Biosciences/Microbiology

Job Description Summary

Gut Pathogens-Microbiome Laboratory (GPML) at the Auburn University Department of Pathobiology has an open position for a Post-doctoral Research Associate. The focus areas of GPML include pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of human and animal C. difficile infection, effects of gut dysbiosis-associated metabolites on gut-brain axis with special emphasis on neurodevelopmental diseases, and microbiota-based therapeutic strategies for various human and animal diseases. The selected candidate will be primarily involved in designing, managing and executing various ongoing, upcoming, and future research projects. The personnel hired for this position will also be in charge of planning, managing, and executing ongoing and future research projects, analyzing research results, supervising and training graduate and undergraduate students, and working with the principal investigator (Dr. Shaan Mooyottu) for publishing manuscripts, and preparing and submitting independent and collaborative research proposals.

Minimum Qualifications

· A PhD in microbiology, biomedical science, animal science, or related fields at time of employment.
· Expertise and extensive experience in any one of the following two at time of employment:
· Advanced genomic/metagenomic analysis of human and animal microbiota with experience in the tissue and cell-based molecular techniques.
· Advanced neurobiology or neurotoxicology techniques with expertise in tissue and cell-based molecular techniques on the mouse brain, and/or experience in rodent behavior experiments

Desired Qualifications

Combination of at least any three of the following:
· Extensive experience in planning and executing rodent experiments.
· Experience in experimental neuroscience or neurobiology with mouse brain tissue processing
· Experience in rodent behavioral trial
· Expertise in genomic/metagenomic analysis
· Knowledge of genomics and/or statistical applications such as R, QIIME-II, Geneious, etc
· Knowledge of basic or advanced molecular techniques, including Western Blot, spatial genomics, single-cell transcriptomics, Immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, etc.
· Experience assisting in surgical or medical procedures.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Review of applications will begin July 25, 2023 and continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples
For additional information, please contact the search committee chair: Dr. Shaan Mooyottu, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL 36849-5519. Telephone: 334-844-2716. Email:

Starting salary and appointment will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.

The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms that diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of our college and serve to enhance excellence in education, service, research and outreach. The College of Veterinary Medicine will foster an environment that is culturally sensitive, respectful, welcoming and inclusive in its interactions with its communities. The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms its commitment to the recruitment, admissions, hiring, promotion, retention and education of talented students, faculty and staff members whose backgrounds reflect rich ethnic and cultural diversity. The college is committed to cultivating a climate that celebrates and supports diversity, equity and inclusion not just in writing, but in the everyday actions and the policies that are implemented and maintained at the college.

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