The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-1) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich performs research in the field of molecular and applied microbiology. The successful candidate will work on an ERC funded project and will be part a Helmholtz research group located at the IBG-1. Current projects of the group focus on phage-host regulatory interaction and the integration of prophage elements in host networks. Applications from experimentalists wanting to switch to data analysis are welcome.
University of Warwick, Quadram Institute, Warwick, UK
Dr. Eleanor Jameson, Prof. Orkun Soyer, Prof. Arjan Narbad
The gut microbiome consists of viruses, bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes. To date research efforts have focused on bacteria, however the gut virome remains underexplored, even though the viral (bacteriophages) interactions are intrinsically linked to the dynamics of the gut microbiome. The project will seek to understand overall changes to the gut microbiome with increased phage loads.
We are looking for a postdoc with strong quantitative skills as well as expertise in bioinformatics and computational genomics. The general aim of the project is to explore the diversity and specificity of interactions between bacteriophages and opportunistic bacterial pathogens in the family of Enterobacteriaceae, with primary emphasis on Klebsiella pneumoniae.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has an opening for a Research Technician to join the laboratory of Dr. Michael Laub in the Biology Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Principal research interests of the Laub laboratory include toxin-antitoxin systems, phage biology, and chromosome organization.
CARB-X, a Boston University Global Partnership, has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our core team at Boston University in the role of Director of Research & Development. CARB-X is a new organization located at the BU School of Law, focused on accelerating the pre-clinical development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to address antibiotic resistance. The Director of R&D will take responsibility for the planning, review, awarding and monitoring of novel R&D projects addressing the antimicrobial resistance issue on a global basis. *Note: CARB-X is one of the current funding possibilities for phage research and development, so we are posting this here!
The Novick lab at the NYU School of Medicine is seeking a post-doctoral trainee. The project involves studying conversion of highly mobile, phage-related staphylococcal pathogenicity islands into antibacterial agents. Work involves gene cloning, preparation and purification of phage-like particles, followed by testing for function in vitro and for treatment of experimental infections in mice. The project is described in the following article.
The Novick lab at the NYU School of Medicine is seeking a research technician to perform laboratory experiments such as bacterial cultures, strain isolation, genetic tests, experiments with mice; manage lab - order supplies, maintain inventory, maintain equipment. Lab project: Conversion of highly mobile phage related staphylococcal pathogenicity islands into antibacterial agents. The project is described in the following article.
Studying the infection mechanisms of archaeal viruses can provide insight into the evolutionary history of viruses and help to understand adaptation to extreme environments. In the framework of a recently awarded Emmy Noether grant, we offer an excellent opportunity to engage into an exciting PhD project that combines microbiology, genetics, microscopy and biochemical tools in the context of a dynamic and enthusiastic work environment, with state-of-the-art equipment and various chances for national and international scientific collaborations.
Studying the infection mechanisms of archaeal viruses can provide insight into the evolutionary history of viruses and help to understand adaptation to extreme environments. In the framework of a recently awarded Emmy Noether grant, we offer an excellent opportunity to engage into an exciting post-doc project that combines microbiology, genetics, microscopy and biochemical tools in the context of a dynamic and enthusiastic work environment, with state-of-the-art equipment and various chances for national and international scientific collaborations.
The Dementia Research Centre within the Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a proven track record in peptide phage display technology to provide research support for the NHMRC funded project “Self-assembled hydrogels for neurodegeneration”.
The Center for Phage Technology is looking for a Programmer I, which will, under direction, perform specialized software development and support functions such as troubleshooting, debugging, problem-solving, analysis, and research in a viral bioinformatics field.
Looking for motivated postdoc who wants to explore virus diversity (in insects). This is part of an EU project, ViroplantH2020, and is a 2-year position. Experience in viral metagenomics and bionformatics required. Position available now in Montpellier, France. Contact @MOgliastro for details.
Dr. Jennifer Brum is seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate viral ecology and viral effects on biogeochemical cycling in seven globally-distributed marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs).
The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology is seeking a Research Technologist to perform a primary role in developing biological control cocktails that could be used to suppress bacterial blotch of mushroom in organic production systems. Specific projects will include enriching, isolating, and characterizing bacteriophage that specifically target blotch inciting pathogens, as well as screening mushroom colonizing non-pathogenic bacteria for the ability to antagonize mushroom pathogens.
The successful applicant will conduct research related to bacterial genomics, pathogenesis and molecular biology. The project entails dissecting the contribution of a novel bacteriophage in modulating cold-shock adaptation and animal model colonization using molecular cloning and gene knock-out/complementation techniques in Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a marine pathogen of human and ecological relevance.
Dr. Hany Anany is looking for a PhD student to join his growing research group starting from May 2019. The candidate will be working on investigating phage (free and immobilized) intervention during poultry carcass processing and packaging to control Campylobacter and Salmonella contamination. The project will include phage genome analysis, studying phage host interaction (transcriptome analysis) and metagenomics analysis of various environmental samples.
The Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH) at the University of California, San Diego is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the effects of phages in altering the human microbiome and in combating pathogens.
The Institute of Virology is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for the newly funded ERC project, with a particular emphasis on bacteriophage communities. The successful applicant will be involved in the development and the use of new methods and tools for illustrating bacteriophages infecting antibiotic resistance bacteria, including handling, analyzing and interpreting metagenomic and meta-transcriptomic (RNA-seq), proteomic data, as well as further development and/or application of multivariate analysis methods for comparative omics.
The Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Biological Sciences.
Our preference is for applications at the Assistant Professor level, but we will also consider applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level.
Phage researchers (especially postdocs) encouraged to apply!
Desired start date: Aug. 1, 2019.
Open until filled.
The Department seeks candidates who are focused on studies of viral infection, including (but not limited to): molecular mechanisms of virus infection and pathogenesis; cell biology of infection; virus structure; viral evolution/interactions of viruses with their hosts; and host responses to viral infection. Candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an innovative, externally funded research program. We offer competitive startup and ongoing support, highly competitive salaries, multi-tiered faculty mentoring, a centralized graduate program, and an exceptionally collaborative departmental and institutional culture with abundant opportunities for both basic and translational research.
Locus Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented applicant to join our research and development team as a full-time Research Technician. This individual will be responsible for inventory tracking, media preparation, and carrying out research goals.
Locus Biosciences is seeking highly motivated applicants to join our research and development team as a full-time Principal or Senior Scientist. This position is well suited for experienced scientists that have a desire to lead scientific efforts and pursue multiple avenues to complete research objectives.
Locus Biosciences is seeking highly motivated applicants to join our research and development team as a full-time Scientist. This position is well suited for innovative scientists that have a desire to lead their scientific efforts from the bench and a passion to develop and pursue multiple avenues to complete research objectives.
Locus Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial applicant to join our research and development team as a full-time Research Associate. This position is well suited for those that can accomplish defined work, as well as assist in approaching and solving complex scientific problems.
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Postdoctoral position: Bacterial genomics and computational biology
A post-doctoral fellowship is available in the University of Edinburgh with Professor J. Ross Fitzgerald and colleagues. The 3 year-funded project involves a grouping of microbiologists, bioinformaticians and veterinary and human medical clinicians in the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. We have demonstrated the capacity for Nanopore-based whole genome sequencing of clinical samples without the need for culture, to allow rapid diagnosis of bacterial infections and prediction of antibiotic sensitivity. The successful candidate will further develop the sequence-based technique which will be formally tested on veterinary patients with infections in a clinical setting.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Scientist to provide high level scientific and technical support to a new project on phages as a One Health approach for the replacement of antibiotics, and reduction of drug resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella, in poultry farms in Kenya.
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Research Assistant: Antimicrobial resistance / phage therapy
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to provide technical assistance to a team working on the use of phages as a One Health approach for the replacement of antibiotics, and reduction of drug resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella in poultry farms in Kenya.
A Research Fellow is required within the School of Life Sciences to support a new project in collaboration with partners in China entitled ‘Novel biocontrol to combat Clostridium perfringens in poultry flocks’. Ideally you will have a strong background in microbiology/molecular biology and some knowledge of bacteriophage technology.
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Postdoctoral position: Virus communication systems
Dr. Edze Westra of the University of Exeter has a postdoctoral position that will focus on virus communication systems. The project will involve collaboration with Rotem Sorek, Angus Buckling, Kai Papenfort and Sylvain Gandon.
Dr. Evelien Adriaenssens is looking for a phage enthusiast to join her group at the Quadram Institute Bioscience in Norwich (UK). The work will be focused on developing a protocol for isolation of novel gut bacteriophages, in combination with bioinformatic studies of gut viral communities.
Mike Barer and Martha Clokie of the University of Leicester are hiring a PhD student researcher to study the detection of pathogen-specific bacteriophages in face-mask samples to distinguish colonisation from infection in exacerbations of chronic lung disease.
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Postdoctoral position: Bioinformatics and (pro)phage genomics
We are looking to recruit a Postdoc Bioinformatics / (Pro-)phage genomics.
The successful candidate will work in an ERC funded project (ERC starting grant “Pro_Phage”) and will be part a Helmholtz research group located at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Biotechnology (IBG-1) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Current projects of the group focus on phage-host regulatory interaction and the integration of prophage elements in host networks.
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Postdoctoral positions (2): Staphylococcal mobile genetic elements (incl. phages)
The lab of Ignacio Mir-Sanchis at Umeå University in Sweden has two funded postdoctoral positions open. Both positions will focus on gene expression and replication of Staphylococcal mobile genetic elements (including phages!).
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Predoctoral position: Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Chris Kenyon’s group at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerpen, Belgium is seeking a pre-doctoral researcher to study antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This will involve developing phage cocktails against N. gonorrhoeae. Must speak Dutch and English.
To determine the risk posed to UK consumers by Salmonella which may enter the food chain via contaminated poultry and swine products from both the UK and Thailand, we will collect up to 300 Salmonella isolates from each country from swine and poultry. We will ensure that the Salmonella isolates are representative of the top 5 serovars from each country, from poultry and pigs, and if possible, have been isolated at different times. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) will be performed on all isolates, and phylogenetic reconstruction performed to examine Thai and UK lineages.
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PhD student position: Role of phages in the gut microbiome
The project will seek to understand overall changes to the gut microbiome with increased phage loads. This will involve analysis of the bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes and viruses and their metabolites in response to phage treatments in gut microbiome microcosms.
The research team within the Department of Food Science and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada is looking for a postdoctoral fellow. The project will focus on the development of concentration and detection methods of foodborne viruses (norovirus and hepatitis A virus) from food samples.
We are now seeking applications from highly committed, motivated and talented postdoctoral researchers to join the phage research team at Northumbria University for a fixed term, 24 months project in collaboration with clinicians at the Great Northern Children’s hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. This Action Medical Research funded project will characterise the intestinal virome of preterm, low-birthweight infants to determine bacteriophage groups that are present in the early gut flora in neonates.