We are looking for a highly motivated, productive, and multi-talented postdoctoral candidate to pursue research within a team of scientists working on novel bioinformatics solutions to next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis, with special emphasis in the field of metagenomics. This applicant would become part of the Division’s Genome Programs, which include both a core sequencing facility specializing in Illumina and PacBio (along with Ion) technologies, and a bioinformatic data analysis group adapting state-of-the-art methods and devising novel strategies and algorithms to better interpret genomic, metagenomic and transcriptomic NGS data. Our group comprises experimental and computational bioscientists working on projects that span a range of topics, including microbial ecology, bacterial/viral/genome evolution, host-microbe interactions (e.g. host-pathogen, fungal-bacterial symbioses, etc.), cancer biology, biosurveillance, pathogen diagnostics, algal genomics and bioenergy, and others. The position will initially explore novel methods in metagenomic and/or transcriptomic data analysis applied to one or more of these projects. Additional projects or topics of interest will also be explored.