Project Scientist – Earth & Planetary Science and IGI Institute at UC Berkeley

Job posting of possible interest Source: Recruitment Details – UC Berkeley AP Recruit DESCRIPTION Bioinformatics and Biochemist Scientist, IGI Institute – University of California, Berkeley. The IGI Institute and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California seek applications for a full time (100%) Associate Project Scientist, Step I – III, …

WTH is ILR?

WTH is ILR? by Alex Washburne & Jamie Morton Jamie and I have penned a popularization of the isometric log-ratio transform with the intention to allow non-mathematicians to understand the intuition behind what it is, why we use it, and how different methods use the same tool in different ways. The full write-up is available …

Some funding opportunities and calls for proposals- HHMI, CIFAR, SciencePrize

Some announcements of possible interest – via the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative Dear colleagues, The Marine Microbiology Initiative team would like to share several exciting opportunities in the life sciences that may be of interest to you. Please feel free to share these with other colleagues who may be interested. Science …

Postdoc in modeling virus-microbe dynamics at Georgia Tech

The Weitz group at Georgia Tech has an open postdoctoral position available in modeling virus-microbe interactions and dynamics.  Applications are encouraged from physicists, applied mathematicians, mathematical biologists, bioengineers, theoretical ecologists and computational biologists. The postdoc position is supported by a multi-institution grant from the Simons Foundation.  The postdoc will lead efforts to develop models of virus and microbial dynamics in the …

NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) opportunity at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Metagenomics approach for genetic inventory of microbes to identify, quantify, document, and archive broadest spectrum of potential terrestrial contaminants during the spacecraft assembly process. The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides early-career and more senior scientists the opportunity to share in NASA’s mission, to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we …

Reasonably cautious but optimistic editorial on “The human microbiome: an emerging tool in forensics” 

I have personally been interested in microbial forensics of various kinds for quite a while (I worked at TIGR for many years and was peripherally involved in some of the anthrax DNA sequencing and analysis there).  I have even served on various working groups from the US Government discussing the potential for microbes to be …

#microBEnet News: @kylejbibby receives @NSF CAREER award to study viruses in water

Just found out via Twitter about a cool new grant that was awarded: Congrats to Kyle Bibby @kylejbibby on this NSF grant!#microbenet @SloanFoundation https://t.co/x1slHgygdT — Paula Olsiewski (@polsiewski) March 1, 2017   Through a five-year, $500,000 CAREEER Award from the National Science Foundation, a civil and environmental engineering research group at the University of Pittsburgh’s …