Opportunities

Recruiting Postdoctoral Scientist: Long-read Sequencing for Foodborne Pathogen Detection

A postdoctoral scientist position (2+ years of USDA funding) is available in Prof. Benjamin Callahan’s at North Carolina State University. The postdoc will lead the development of new long-read amplicon sequencing methods for the rapid detection and tracing of foodborne pathogens, and the implementation of those methods as tools accessible to the wider community. Applicants are expected to have obtained a PhD in a field related to either half of “quantitative biology” (eg. computer science, statistics, physics, …; ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology, …), to have strong computational and communication skills, and to be interested in collaborative and translational research. Position to start on or after July 1, 2019, preferably before the end of the year. This position includes a $50k starting salary, benefits, and a travel budget. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please email Benjamin Callahan (bcallah@ncsu.edu) with a curriculum vitae (CV) and a description of your research interests.

 

Recruiting Postdoctoral Scientist: Quantitative Metagenomics

A postdoctoral scientist position (2+ years of NIH funding) is available in Prof. Benjamin Callahan’s at North Carolina State University. The postdoc will lead the development of new mathematical and computational methods for measuring, correcting, and bypassing the biases inherent to metagenomic sequencing methods, with the goal of achieving truly quantitative metagenomics that can be precisely reproduced and compared between experiments and across laboratories. There will be additional opportunities to pursue novel research directions related to improving the precision and accuracy of metagenomics or other ‘omics measurement techniques, and/or their use in various applied scientific problems. Applicants are expected to have obtained a PhD in a field related to either half of “quantitative biology” (eg. computer science, statistics, physics, …; ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology, …), to have strong computational and communication skills, and to be interested in collaborative research. Position to start on or after July 1, 2019, preferably before the end of the year. This position includes a $50k starting salary, benefits, and a travel budget. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please email Benjamin Callahan (bcallah@ncsu.edu) with a curriculum vitae (CV) and a description of your research interests.

 

Graduate Students

We are looking for graduate students from any discipline within the realm of “quantitative biology” (broadly defined) who are interested in the bioinformatics, analysis, evolution or ecology of complex microbial communities. Please contact Prof. Callahan if interested. Rotation students are welcome.

Postdocs

If you are interested in a postdoc in the Callahan group and are self-funded or plan to write a fellowship, please contact Prof. Callahan.