Postdoctoral Fellow (Microbial Program) - 80135
The Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute - DOE JGI (a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) has an exciting opportunity available for a postdoctoral fellow. Under general supervision, this position will work on single-cell projects and be responsible for the establishment of methodologies that will enable the selective isolation, whole genome amplification and sequencing of single environmental microbial cells in a high throughput manner. Research will focus on cells involved in the degradation of plant biomass, such as cellulose, xylan, xyloglucan. You will perform phylogenetic and functional diversity studies and comparative sequence analysis. This role will report to the Microbial Genomics Program Lead.
• Create, design, and execute experiments that will enable the selective isolation and shotgun sequencing of microbial cells of interest, mostly based on desired activity.
• Develop fluorescent labeling methods for targeted single-cell isolations by micromanipulation and/or FACS.
• Work with isolates involved in cellulose degradation to benchmark and test new methods.
• Analyze genomic shotgun metagenomic sequence data, as well as single-cell data: build phylogenetic trees, analyze annotated genomes, and perform comparative genome analyzes and focus on plant biomass degradation pathways.
• May keep an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook.
• May summarize experiment results in reports and papers submitted for publication and present analysis results at scientific meetings.
• May attend and present data at group meetings.