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Postdoctoral Fellow - Chemical Engineering

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Science
  • Pittsburgh
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AI generated summary

  • You need a Ph.D. in Microbiology or Bioengineering, microbiome expertise, microfluidics skills, data analysis experience, strong communication, publication history, teamwork abilities, plus single-cell analysis, programming, systems biology, and mentoring experience.
  • You will design experiments for studying microbial communities, develop microfluidic devices, analyze complex data, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, mentor students, and contribute to research publications and grant proposals.


  • Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. in Microbiology, or Bioengineering, and related field.
  • Extensive experience in microbiome research, including DNA sequencing, metagenomics, and bioinformatics.
  • Proficiency in designing and fabricating microfluidic devices.
  • Strong background in experimental design and data analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven track record of publishing in high-impact scientific journals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with single-cell analysis and microbial culturing techniques.
  • Familiarity with Machine-Learning and computational tools and programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB.
  • Knowledge of systems biology and integrative approaches to studying microbial communities.
  • Experience in mentoring and teaching.


  • Designing and conducting experiments to study microbial communities using microfluidic platforms.
  • Developing and optimizing microfluidic devices for high-throughput microbiome analysis.
  • Analyzing complex datasets derived from microbiome studies and microfluidic experiments.
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, including microbiologists, engineers, and computational biologists.
  • Publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at scientific conferences.
  • Mentoring and supervise graduate and undergraduate students in related projects.
  • Contributing to the preparation of grant proposals and progress reports.

Application Process

  • Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
  • A cover letter outlining research interests and relevant experience. A detailed curriculum vitae (CV). Contact information for three professional references. List or three relevant publications.

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