The Mills lab is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to examine the influence of milk glycoconjugates with the intestinal bacteria of infants. The ideal candidate would have experience with anaerobic microbiology, bacterial genomics, genetics and physiology. Knowledge of microbiota analyses (metagenomics etc.) is a plus, but not required. The work will involve genetic, genomic and glycomic characterization of interactions between milk glycoconjugates and anaerobic bacteria common to the nursing and weaning infant.
The Mills lab is housed in the Department of Food Science & Technology in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences at UC Davis. This position is part of a multi-PI, multi-disciplinary effort at UC Davis to characterize the interface between the milk glycans and the gut microbiome of weaning infants.
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