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Postdoctoral Researcher

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UC Davis
Davis, California, United States
15 days ago


Postdoctoral position available in molecular microbiology and microbial ecology of the fiber/gut microbe interface – Summer 2021

The Mills lab is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to examine the influence of specific fiber chemical structure on gut microbial ecology and strain consumption pattern.   The ideal candidate would have expertise and/or familiarity with anaerobic microbiology, microbiota analyses (metagenomics), bacterial genomics, genetics and physiology.  The work will involve characterization of microbial food glycan networks and/or individual strains that arise from consumption of compositionally diverse fiber inputs using a variety of approaches (anaerobic bioreactor arrays, single strain analyses, genomics, glycomics, metabolomics etc).

The Mills lab ( is housed in the Department of Food Science & Technology in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences at UC Davis. This position is part of a multi-PI, multi-disciplinary NIH-funded effort at UC Davis to characterize the interface between the diverse plant fiber glycome and the gut microbiome of weaning.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application):

Ph.D. in Microbiology, Food Science, Molecular Biology, Molecular Ecology or a related field.

Preferred qualifications:

Expertise and/or familiarity with anaerobic microbiology, microbiome analyses (metagenomics), bacterial genomics, genetics and physiology.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57227296
  • Location:
    Davis, California, United States
  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Company Name: UC Davis
  • Category: College/University
  • Job Function: Research
  • Scientific Topic: Microbiology
  • Persona: Researcher
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Short-term
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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