The Silverman research group at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering is searching for a post-doctoral scholar to join our NSF-sponsored project evaluating and modeling the degradation of antibiotic resistance genes in surface waters. The post-doctoral scholar will be responsible for developing and implementing a novel DNA sequencing-based assay to characterize DNA degradation due to environmental stressors. The post-doctoral scholar will be based at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, NY.
Funding is available for 18 months, with extension after the first year depending on satisfactory performance. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date is January 2020, but can be negotiated for the right candidate.
Applicants should have a PhD in environmental engineering, applied or public health microbiology, genomics or bioinformatics, or related fields. Experience with the following skills is required:
- Expertise in DNA sequencing (including library prep, and analysis of sequencing data)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Quantitative analytical skills
- Demonstrated ability to design experiments and conduct independent research
- Strong track record of first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals
To apply, please include:
(1) a cover letter describing your experience related to the position
(2) curriculum vitae
(3) one journal article representative of your work
(4) a list of three references
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