Job Post: Senior Chemist – Healthy Home at Bissell Corporation

The Senior Chemist – Healthy Home is responsible for development of next-generation technologies for the creation and management of a healthy home environment and microbiome, leveraging BISSELL’s unique position as a developer of both cleaning devices and chemical/natural based formulations. They assist in building department and product strategies, as well as being a liaison to …

Microbial genome bioinformatics postdoc at UC Berkeley – IGI and Banfield Lab

Source: Banfield-lab bioinformatics postdoc announcement – Google Docs   Postdoctoral Scholar:  Microbial genome bioinformatics – Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley The Banfield Lab (https://nanogeoscience.berkeley.edu/) and Innovative Genomics Institute (https://innovativegenomics.org/) at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in the field of genome-resolved metagenomics. Our group specializes in generating novel insights …

Job Posting: Postdoc at Virginia Tech “Microbial Biodiversity in Trans-Atlantic Dust Plumes”

Thanks to Linsey Marr for passing this along.  Job description below: Postdoctoral Associate Position Microbial Biodiversity in Trans-Atlantic Dust Plumes Position Description: We invite applications for a three-year NASA funded postdoctoral research position in a multi-institutional and highly interdisciplinary research project. The project goal is to integrate multiplatform satellite and ground observations, as well as …

Job posting: Senior Scientist in Microbiome Sciences at PNNL

Got this job posting for a Senior Scientist in Microbiome Sciences at PNNL.   Job Description The Biological Systems Science Group within the Biological Sciences Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a senior scientist who will bring an established and vigorous independent research program in microbiome sciences (broadly defined) to the highly …

We can model microbial growth in carpet dust after short bursts of elevated moisture

We are pleased to announce the publication of our manuscript titled “Modeling microbial growth in carpet dust exposed to diurnal variations in relative humidity using the “Time-of-Wetness” framework”  in the journal Indoor Air. This work is a culmination of research investigating how changes in relative humidity impact microbial growth in carpet dust. Our related study …

Journal Club: “Crewmember microbiome may influence microbial composition of ISS habitable surfaces”

(h/t to Mark Martin for posting about this on Twitter) A break from COVID-19… Microbes in Spaaaaaaaaaace.  (it never gets old).  This article entitled “Crewmember microbiome may influence microbial composition of ISS habitable surfaces” is a much needed addition to the literature on the ISS microbiome.  Work from our lab an others has examined the …

Job Posting: Postdoc in extremophile community eco-evolution (NASA-funded project)

Got the following job posting over e-mail that might be of interest to folks: Postdoc in extremophile community eco-evolution   A postdoctoral research position in microbial eco-evolution is available in Dr. Mark Urban’s laboratory at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.  The postdoc will join a NASA-funded astrobiology project to explore how immigration, rapid …

Registration open for the 2020 MoBE GRC!

Registration is now open for the 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Microbiology of the Built Environment, to be held June 7 – 12, 2020 at Proctor Academy, Andover, NH (USA). Conference schedule and registration information is available on the conference website (https://www.grc.org/microbiology-of-the-built-environment-conference/2020/) with updates through the conference twitter handle (@MoBEGRC). We also have funds to …

How does flooring type impact your indoor chemistry and indoor microbiology?

Carpets are a favored flooring type. They can be soft, cozy, and warm – and help with keeping noise levels down. Carpet can even help prevent injury. While these attributes are well recognized, what is less known is how carpet compares with other flooring types in affecting your indoor environmental exposures. To help address this …

Job posting: Metagenomics analysis of spacecraft at JPL (Postdoctoral Fellow)

I’m a sucker for space microbiome research, I admit.   Here’s a great sounding postdoc opportunity with our collaborator Parag Vaishampayan at JPL. Job Details Job ID: 11208 We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. And, with great opportunities come great responsibilities! In the Biotechnology and Planetary Protection group at JPL, we …