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PostDoc at MBL – Molecular Capture of Microbial Symbioses

Posted by , on 4 August 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Position Summary:
The MBL is seeking a candidate for the position of Postdoctoral Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Blair Paul to investigate physical interactions among uncultivated microbial symbioses from aquatic environments. For more information about our lab’s work, see This project is funded by The Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation’s Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative and offers opportunities to collaborate with the labs of co-investigators at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara. The ideal candidate will apply existing skills in biochemistry and genetics to assist with development of a high-throughput workflow for cell isolation. This research will involve a synergistic combination of experimental biology and bioinformatics to examine the molecular interface between microbial symbionts and their hosts. We enthusiastically encourage individuals from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM fields to apply for this opportunity.

Additional information: The position is for two years with potential for extension, contingent on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information about MBL and living on Cape Cod, please visit:

Basic qualifications: A Ph.D. in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field is required.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in the following areas is desirable: protein biochemistry, microbial cultivation, and/or bacterial or archaeal genetics.

Instructions: Please apply on the MBL website and provide the following required documents: (1) a cover letter describing your interests, skills, and prior research experience, including any specific experience with the job responsibilities listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae/resume; and (3) the names and contact numbers of three persons who can be contacted for letters of reference, at least one of whom must have acted as your supervisor in a previous research position.

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