Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoc in Anaerobic Microbiology

Job Number: 75751

Location: Stillwater, US

Job Description

The Kirchberger Lab ( is hiring a post-doctoral fellow to work on the isolation and characterization of elusive single-stranded DNA phages infecting anaerobic gut bacteria. This work is part of the NIH-funded Oklahoma Center for Microbiome Research project Engineering host-determinants of novel gut microviruses. This position is initially for one year, with a starting salary of $56,484. Extensions and renewal for a maximum of three years are based on availability of funds and annual performance evaluations.

Oklahoma State University is a Carnegie R1 doctoral-granting university with $195,041,000 annual research expenditures in 2022. The city of Stillwater is a vibrant university town with a cost of living well below the national average. Stillwater is consistently ranked among the nation’s top small cities for quality of life, low crime rate, and excellent school system.

Applicants must have a PhD with experience in working and maintaining anaerobic hoods for the growth of gut microbes such as Bacteroides and Prevotella. While not a strict requirement, ideal applicants also have experience in the genetic manipulation of these bacteria, advanced molecular cloning skills and knowledge of metagenomic sequence analysis.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter explaining their qualifications for the position, their research interests, their career goals, contact information for three references, plus a complete CV. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. For additional inquiries please contact Dr. Paul Kirchberger ([Please click the Apply button for the link or email]).

Application Deadline: 2024-09-11


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