Post Doctoral Researcher

Position Information

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Post Doctoral Researcher
Working Title Post Doctoral Researcher
Department Microbiology Admin
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 433664
Summary of Duties

This postdoctoral position will be supported by a recently awarded, 5-year early career grant from the Department of Energy to identify the biogeochemical and genomic determinants impacting microbial methane production in sediments and soils. Design and execute independent research developing and applying methods to assign microbial metabolic functional capabilities; participates in field sampling campaigns; manages scientific collaborations with colleagues from engineering and the Department of Energy; manages soil genome database; writes research manuscripts and reviews independently; participates in fellowship and grant writing; maintains knowledge of appropriate scientific literature; Provides practical supervision of laboratory staff and students; works closely with laboratory bioinformatician to perform some server system administration work; attends scientific meetings and presents data.

Additional Information for Applicants:
Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, or computational sciences and a track record that demonstrates experience applying computational methods to analyze biological datasets; knowledge of operating systems and programming languages including Unix/Linux.

Desired Qualifications
Target Salary $47,500.00 - $49,000.00 Annually
Job Category Research
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Term
Posting Start Date 11/11/2017
Posting End Date 11/19/2017
Dept Contact Name Wrighton,Kelly Catherine
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-2301
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Referred by OSU recruiter
    • Job/Career Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Columbus Dispatch
    • Professional organization
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local newspapers
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, or computational sciences?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least one year of experience applying computational methods to analyze biological datasets?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least one year of experience in bioinformatic tools to perform comparative genomics, 16S rRNA sequence data processing, and metagenomics assembly and meta-transcriptomics analyses?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other