The Department of Microbiology values the quality of life of all its members, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and to supporting the intercultural goals of the University. The Department of Microbiology is a dynamic and collaborative group of 18 faculty and ~50 graduate students that maintains close ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Lab. Knoxville is an exciting city that has undergone a vibrant civic revitalization over the past several years and is being recognized as one of the most up-and-coming regions in the country. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers a broad spectrum of educational, recreational and cultural opportunities.
The Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to study the viruses that infect the microbiome of Sphagnum bog systems. This is a full-time, grant-funded position with 2 years of support within the Department of Microbiology. The candidate will use bioinformatics to study viruses infecting bacteria, protists and fungi in these systems. The post-doctoral research associate will work in a collaborative team that includes ORNL and Duke researchers, the associated will perform experiments designed to determine how changes in climate alter the viral component of food webs and biogeochemical cycles. The associate will further communicate with other investigators, write reports and manuscripts and assist in advising and training of graduate and undergraduate research students.
Internal Number: 182986
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