Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Bioinformatics/Microbial Ecology
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Biology and Built Environment (BioBE) Center
Posting: 15074
Location: Eugene
Closes: Open Until Filled

Jessica Green ( is currently seeking a bioinformatics postdoctoral research scholar to explore fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution. Applicants must have a Ph.D. with extensive training using bioinformatics to understand the ecology and/or evolution of complex biological systems, and strong writing skills. The ideal candidate will have experience with statistical analysis, next-gen sequence data analysis,software development, and/or experience with combining and analyzing complex datasets from multiple sources and technologies. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to creatively and independently engage in research at the Biology and Built Environment (BioBE) Center (, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  The BioBE Center is training a new generation of innovators to study the built environment microbiome – the diversity of microorganisms interacting with each other and with the indoor environment. The vision of this national research center is to understand buildings as complex ecosystems and to explore how architectural design mediates urban microbial ecology and evolution.

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The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance. The start date is flexible. Please email questions regarding the position to Jessica Green (

To Apply

A complete application will consist of the following materials in a single attachment:

(1) a brief cover letter explaining your background and career interests

(2) CV (including publications),

(3) names and contact information for three references.

Submit materials to Subject: BioBE Posting 15074

To ensure consideration, please submit applications by April 2, 2015. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.