Postdoctoral Scientist Position available to study microbial extracellular electron transfer


The Girguis lab at Harvard University invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research position in microbial ecological physiology. The primary research focus is on fundamentally understanding the evolution, ecology and metabolic activity of microbes capable of extracellular electron transfer. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise and hands-on experience in high-throughput metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses including microbial community and functional profiling, proficient in a programming language (Perl, Python and/or R) and familiar with high performance computing. Experience with molecular biological methods such as DNA & RNA purification, PCR and sequencing library preparation is highly desirable. A robust publication record that demonstrate the applicant’s capacities is also highly desirable.
The successful candidate will work closely with research groups in the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (home department) as well as collaborators at the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California. Some travel may be required, though the frequency and duration are negotiable.

Contact details: 
Applicants should send application materials (resume, publication list, statement of research interests) and the names and contact information for three references to Stephanie Hillsgrove ( and Prof. Peter Girguis ( A PhD in a related field is required at the time of appointment. This position is available immediately and will remain open until May 1st, 2017. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.
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Expiration date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017