A Postdoctoral Research Opportunity is available with the Food Safety Enteric Pathogens Research Unit (FSEPRU) at the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa.
We are looking for an outstanding scientist who is proactive, independent and motivated to use advanced computational software to solve complex biological problems.
A team of microbiologists and immunologists are conducting research to monitor the activities of mucosal and immunological tissues in the swine and avian intestinal tract. The appointee will be responsible for conducting bioinformatics analyses of this data as part of the project goals. Methods include but are not limited to host and bacterial transcriptomics, genomics, and microbial community analyses. Current research focuses on: reducing colonization of foodborne pathogens (notably Salmonella and Campylobacter); exploiting interactions among the host, its commensal bacteria, and foodborne pathogens; understanding environmental stressors (e.g. heat) on intestinal tissue functions and foodborne pathogen colonization; and establishing links between microbial membership and metabolic function in the gut.