Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
Gut Pathogens-Microbiome Laboratory ( GPML ) at the Auburn
University Department of Pathobiology has an open position for a
Post-doctoral Research Associate. The focus areas of GPML include
pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of human and animal C.
infection, effects of gut dysbiosis-associated
metabolites on gut-brain axis with special emphasis on
neurodevelopmental diseases, and microbiota-based therapeutic
strategies for various human and animal diseases. The selected
candidate will be primarily involved in designing, managing and
executing various ongoing, upcoming, and future research projects.
The personnel hired for this position will also be in charge of
planning, managing, and executing ongoing and future research
projects, analyzing research results, supervising and training
graduate and undergraduate students, and working with the principal
investigator (Dr. Shaan Mooyottu) for publishing manuscripts, and
preparing and submitting independent and collaborative research
· A PhD in microbiology, biomedical science, animal science, or
related fields at time of employment.
· Expertise and extensive experience in any one of the following
two at time of employment:
· Advanced genomic/metagenomic analysis of human and animal
microbiota with experience in the tissue and cell-based molecular
· Advanced neurobiology or neurotoxicology techniques with
expertise in tissue and cell-based molecular techniques on the
mouse brain, and/or experience in rodent behavior experiments
Combination of at least any three of the following:
· Extensive experience in planning and executing rodent
· Experience in experimental neuroscience or neurobiology with
mouse brain tissue processing
· Experience in rodent behavioral trial
· Expertise in genomic/metagenomic analysis
· Knowledge of genomics and/or statistical applications such as R,
QIIME -II, Geneious, etc
· Knowledge of basic or advanced molecular techniques, including
Western Blot, spatial genomics, single-cell transcriptomics,
Immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, etc.
· Experience assisting in surgical or medical procedures.
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Review of applications will begin July 25, 2023 and continue until
a candidate is recommended for appointment. Applicants should
submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact
information including e-mail addresses for three references. The
successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in
the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin
and continue working legally for the term of employment.
Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family
needs of faculty, including dual-career couples http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/
For additional information, please contact the search committee
chair: Dr. Shaan Mooyottu, Department of Pathobiology, College of
Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL 36849-5519. Telephone:
334-844-2716. Email: email@example.com.
Starting salary and appointment will be commensurate with
professional and academic credentials and experience.
The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms that diversity, equity
and inclusion are core values of our college and serve to enhance
excellence in education, service, research and outreach. The
College of Veterinary Medicine will foster an environment that is
culturally sensitive, respectful, welcoming and inclusive in its
interactions with its communities. The College of Veterinary
Medicine affirms its commitment to the recruitment, admissions,
hiring, promotion, retention and education of talented students,
faculty and staff members whose backgrounds reflect rich ethnic and
The college is committed to cultivating a
climate that celebrates and supports diversity, equity and
inclusion not just in writing, but in the everyday actions and the
policies that are implemented and maintained at the college.
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EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment
opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,
religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or any other classification protected by applicable
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