POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: BEHAVIOR AND MICROBIOME: We are looking for up to two highly motivated individuals to join our research team (Adam CN Wong’s lab) as postdoctoral fellows on a 5-year NIH-funded program.

The chosen individuals will lead cross-disciplinary research combining multi-omics, molecular genetics, and quantitative behavioral assay approaches to establish the mechanisms underlying microbial modulation of host behaviors using the Drosophila model. The selected candidates will actively engage with our collaborators from Harvard Medical School Genetics Department and USDA-ARS Chemistry Research Unit.

Key responsibilities include:

Develop and optimize various fly behavioral assays. Execute multi-omics experiments and analyses (including single-cell and bulk RNAseq, metabolomics, proteomics). Conduct fly genetic experiments (including GWAS and targeted gene manipulation). Conduct confocal microscopy and imaging of fly tissues.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genomics/Genetics, Microbiology, Neurobiology,
Entomology, or relevant field. A good command of statistics and English writing.

Preferred qualifications: Candidates with demonstrated experience in RNAseq, metabolomics, fly genetics, bacterial genetics, or neuroscience techniques are highly desired.

Salary: $48,000 to $55,000 (depending on skills and experience) plus fringe benefits.
Start date: Flexible
Duration: Two years, with possibility for renewal based on performance.

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter in pdf files to Dr. Adam CN Wong (
with the subject line “Postdoc application: behavior and microbiome”. Please include the contact information of at least two references familiar with your work.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and extension mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The Foundation for The Gator Nation; An Equal Opportunity Institution

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