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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 600757
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Kellogg Biological Station Nat. Sci. 10032500
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 48000.00-52000.00 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Hickory Corners
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the Litchman and Klausmeier labs at Michigan State University. The postdoc will participate in a NASA Exobiology funded project in collaboration with researchers from France and Germany on modeling the evolutionary emergence of diverse microbial metabolisms. We are looking for a quantitative modeler who uses cellular metabolic models such as Flux Balance Analysis, Elementary Flux Mode Analysis and others to interface them with the models of ecological interactions. Experience with eco-evolutionary modeling would be advantageous and the manuscript writing skills and previous publications in metabolic modeling are essential.

The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and continued funding. Earliest start date available August 16, 2020.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Systems Biology and/or Ecology

Minimum Requirements

Candidate must have a Ph.D. in a related field.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate would have experience in mathematical modeling, manuscript writing, and have previous publications in metabolic modeling.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter describing motivation, research interests and relevant experience


Names and contact information of 3 references

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