Postdoctoral position

 

Topic: Bioinformatics - microbial genomics and evolution

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Louis-Marie Bobay in the department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

The postdoc will be part of a NIH-funded project aiming at characterizing the impact of homologous recombination on microbial evolution. Other components of this project include the characterization of adaptive versus neutral processes on the evolution of microbes and the evolution of prokaryotic pan genomes. This project has recently been funded by a R01 NIH grant for five years in collaboration with Dr. Dan Schrider at UNC Chapel Hill.

The lab focuses on microbial evolution and genomics using bioinformatic approaches. Our research topics currently include: 1) the evolution of recombination in bacteria and archaea 2) the processes of speciation in microbial populations and 3) the evolution of gene diversity in prokaryotes. To find out more details about our research, you can visit: https://louismariebobay.wixsite.com/bobaylab

The lab is primarily computational. The candidate must be proficient in programming, preferably in Python. Some of the desired skills and areas of expertise include bioinformatics, evolution, population genomics, microbiology, machine learning, and metagenomics.

To apply, email Louis-Marie Bobay at ljbobay@uncg.edu. Please include a CV, a short research statement and the name and email address of at least two referees.

Greensboro is a dynamic city of ~300,000 inhabitant (750,000 metro area) located near the Appalachians and the coast and near the Research Triangle. To find out more information about Greensboro, North Carolina you can visit: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/north-carolina/greensboro

Graduate position

The Bobay lab is looking to recruit a graduate student.

The lab focuses on microbial evolution and genomics. Our research topics
currently include: 1) the evolution of recombination in bacteria and
archaea 2) the processes of speciation in microbial populations and 3) the
evolution of gene diversity in prokaryotes.

We primarily use computational methods but an experimental component is
also possible. Students with experience in evolution, microbiology,
metagenomics, and/or bioinformatics are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information about the lab please visit:

https://biology.uncg.edu/people/louis-marie-bobay-2/

Prospective students are encouraged to email Louis-Marie Bobay at
ljbobay@uncg.edu by December 31st (later inquiries might also be
considered). Include in your email a statement including 1) the research
questions that you would like to pursue, 2) how these fit in with current
lab research, 3) a brief overview of your previous academic and research
experiences, 4) CV or resume, and 5) GRE scores (if you have them).

***Note: In order to apply for the program you must have taken the GRE, and
applicants with a first language other than English must submit scores on
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Students accepted into the Environmental Health Science (EHS) PhD program
will be provided a tuition waiver and a competitive stipend.

For information about the program please visit
https://biology.uncg.edu/graduate/phd-environmental-health-science/

To find out more information about Greensboro, North Carolina you can
visit: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/north-carolina/greensboro

Department of Biology, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Web sites: https://biology.uncg.edu/people/louis-marie-bobay-2/

and https://louismariebobay.wixsite.com/bobaylab