Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/d) for the Chair of Intestinal Microbiome

Technische Universität München

Germany

August 18, 2021

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Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/d) for the Chair of Intestinal Microbiome

19.07.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Lindsay Hall (Chair of Intestinal Microbiome) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

About us: The Hall group's research focus involves defining the complex interactions of the intestinal microbiota, particularly during the early life developmental window. The group is focused on how microbial communities and specific microbiota members (e.g. Bifidobacterium) interact with other microbes and the host including: (i) the impact of diet, (ii) how these microbes modulate critical infection resistance, and (iii) beneficially impact host responses, including immune regulation. We utilise multi-disciplinary approaches to answer these key questions including; microbiology (in vitro model-colon systems for complex culturing and molecular microbiology), metabolomics, next generation sequencing (both host and microbe), bioinformatics tools, in vivo models (germ-free and disease models) and human studies (infants and adults). This particular position aligns with a large 5-year Wellcome-funded grant entitled: Deciphering Bifidobacterium-diet-immune interactions in global infant populations. Building on our exciting preliminary data, and leveraging global maternal-infant cohort samples, this multi-disciplinary project seeks to characterise geographically distinct Bifidobacterium populations, and profile maternal breastmilk samples. The goal is to expand our fundamental knowledge by elucidating how Bifidobacterium species and genetic variants cooperate within an early-life diet (breastmilk) environment and define ‘signatures' across different geographical regions. A fundamental understanding of these features will allow selection of Bifidobacterium- communities for next-stage translational projects. Candidate profile: We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is motivated by big ideas in the field of microbiome research and is seeking to join an inclusive team. The skills/experience of the successful candidate represents a flexible framework that will align with different aspects of the Wellcome project. Particular skills and expertise we are looking for include; sequencing-based microbiome profiling, bioinformatics analysis (meta-genomics and/or microbial genomics and/or transcriptomics), and microbiology approaches (growth as-says, ecological/community studies, ideally with a focus on dietary components, and generation of bacterial mutants). We do not expect that the successful candidate will have all these skills, rather an individual may have high-level expertise in 1-2 specific areas, or a broader portfolio (with good experience in several areas). The post holder will also assist with training students and visitors to the laboratory, liaising with collaborators as appropriate, and in the supervision and delivery of teaching. Your qualifications: We are looking an individual that has a PhD degree in a microbiome-associated research field (e.g. microbiology, bioinformatics, ecology), and suitable expertise as highlighted above. We are keen to have someone who collaborates well in a team environment and can also drive research ideas/projects forward independently. The successful candidate will also have proficient written and oral communication skills and demonstratable outputs (e.g. publications). Our offer: We offer a full-time position as a postdoctoral research assistant and in the first instance the position will be limited to two years, with the possibility of a further extension. Payment will be based on the TV-L. TUM strives to raise the proportion of women in its workforce and explicitly encourages applications from qualified women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.

Your application: If you are interested in working in our team, please send your application as a single PDF via email to Prof. Dr. Lindsay Hall (Lindsay.Hall@tum.de) or by mail to the address mentioned below, including cover letter, CV, grades and names and contact information for 2-3 references no later than 18 August 2021. Contact Technical University of Munich Prof. Dr. Lindsay Hall Chair of Intestinal Microbiome Weihenstephaner Berg 3, 85354 Freising Phone: +49 8161 71 5951 E-mail: lindsay.hall@tum.de

Data protection information: As part of your application, you provide personal data to the Technical Uni-versity of Munich (TUM). Please view our privacy policy on collecting and processing personal data in the course of the application process pursuant to Art.13 of the General Data Protection Regulation of the Euro-pean Union (GDPR) at https: // portal.mytum.de/kompass/datenschutz/Bewerbung/. By submitting your appli-cation, you confirm to have read and understood the data protection information provided by TUM.

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Kontakt: lindsay.hall@tum.de

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https:// www. thehalllab.com

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