Update: We have hired a postdoctoral fellow. More details will follow in an updated post.
We are hiring! A postdoctoral position is available immediately at the University of Alaska Anchorage Biological Sciences Department in the laboratory of Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre. We are interested in someone who has strengths in microbiology and/or immunology, and who is interested in using threespine stickleback fish as a model to study host-microbe interactions. You will study the contribution of the host genetic background on the interactions between the host and the microbiota, with a focus on the ability of the host to resist developmental delays due to the disruption of the microbiota and/or immune system.
- PhD in Biological Sciences, with an emphasis in microbiology, immunology or evolution preferred
- Enthusiasm to learn new techniques; good organizational skills; detailed oriented record keeping; ability to work well with others
- Willingness to move to Anchorage, Alaska
- Grant-writing experience
- Mentor undergraduate/graduate students
- Outreach opportunities throughout the year
- Teaching opportunities available, but not required
- Experiment with freezing and recovering fish sperm and eggs
- Play with (I mean experiment with) microbes in our collection
- Learn lab management skills through duties shared among lab members (fish husbandry, microbe stock maintenance, ordering supplies, etc)
Funding for position through Dec 2018, possibly through Dec 2019
How to apply:
Equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply.
Please send Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre (kat.mm at alaska dot edu) your cover letter, CV, three references, a statement of research interests and career goals (not restricted to academia), and favorite winter activity.