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Postdoc at UC Davis in metagenomics bioinformatics

Job posting from here at UC Davis:

The laboratories of Danielle Lemay (USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center) and David Mills (UC Davis Food Science) seek a motivated postdoctoral scholar for a one year project. The goal of the project is to determine how dietary intake influences antimicrobial resistance in fecal metagenomes of healthy adults. The postdoc’s primary duties will be to implement a bioinformatics pipeline for shotgun metagenomes,  analyze data, and write a manuscript.



PhD in a relevant field (such as microbiology, nutrition/food science, bioinformatics/computational biology, genetics, or molecular biology)

Experience with unix/linux command line and shell scripting (e.g. bash or tsch), implementation of bioinformatics toolsExperience with R for visualizations and statistics

Ability to conduct thorough literature reviews and write scientific manuscripts


Additional preferences:

Knowledge of a scripting language, such as Python or Perl

Experience with high performance computing environments

Experience with DNA sequence analysis

Experience using software revision control systems (e.g. GIT)

Knowledge of microbial genetics


Lemay Lab: https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/davis-ca/whnrc/idp/docs/lemay-lab/

Mills Lab:  https://mills.ucdavis.edu/


Please send CV or questions to Danielle.Lemay@ars.usda.gov and/or damills@ucdavis.edu


David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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