Postdoctoral Fellow - Institute for Genome Sciences - (160001LX)
A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW position is currently open in Dr. Claire Fraser's laboratory at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS). The IGS at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine (UMSOM) is an interdisciplinary, multi-departmental team of collaborative investigators with a broad research program related to the genomics of infectious disease agents, human microbial metagenomics, human genomics, and bioinformatics. The impact of the members of IGS on the field of genomics has been substantial, with more than 500 publications during the past 15 years that have been cited more than 30,000 times.
We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow to participate in a project to study the impact of exposure to HIV at birth on the gut microbiota in a cohort of infants from Nigeria. In sub-Saharan Africa, the scale-up of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission has dramatically reduced the number of infants becoming infected, with a resulting increase n the number of HIV-exposed, uninfected (HIV-EU) children being born. Under appreciated is a growing body of data that these HIV- EU are at risk for early life development abnormalities including growth faltering, higher morbidities, and increased risk for infant diarrhea during the first two years of life compared to children born to HIV-uninfected mothers (HIV-unexposed, HIV-UU). The post-doctoral fellow on this project will characterize the structure and function of the gut microbiota in HIV-EU and HIV-UU infants and determine the associations between clinical outcomes and microbiota.
The successful candidate will benefit from a community of interactive research labs, bioinformatics programmers, and a variety of sequencing, and computational resources available at the Institute for Genome Sciences as well as a wide range of basic and translational research within the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.
To apply, please send a CV, detailing your list of publications, a cover letter describing your experience and statement of research interests (1-2 pages), and contact information for two references to
Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will be accepted through April 15, 2017. Anticipated start date for the positions is summer 2017.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a PhD in the life sciences, demonstrated experience in genomics or bioinformatics, excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and enthusiasm for scientific collaborations.
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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: Dec 20, 2016