Postdoctoral or Staff Scientist Computational Biology/Bioinformatics position in the A.E. Allen Lab in San Diego

Got this by email and am posting here:   The A.E. Allen Lab conducts research at the intersection biological and microbial oceanography and functional genomics. We are a joint lab group between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego and the Environmental and Microbial Genomics department at the J. Craig Venter Institute …

How important is hand-washing outside of a hospital environment?

I recently spent a weekend visiting a friend out of state and quickly came to realize that he rarely washed his hands. Before eating? No. After the gym? No. Even after going to the bathroom…and not just urination. No washing! I was disgusted and could not convince him of the same. How could an educated …

Assistant Professor in Soil Microbiomics

Assistant Professor Position in Soil  Microbiomics with a 75% research, 25% teaching appointment. The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management seeks candidates interested in conducting research to understand the distribution, composition, diversity, and functional impact of microbial communities in soil-plant habitats. We seek individuals with diverse interests in soil microbiomes and in teaching related courses. …

Postdoc position in plant microbe interactions at DOE-JGI

Posting this email I received from Ester Singer: ———————- Exciting and unique postdoctoral opportunity at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Plant Microbiome Research Project features: Develop a state-of-the-art growth chamber(“EcoPod”) to study plant-microbiome-ecosystem dynamics under conditions relevant to the real world: https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/ecopods/ Work with a multi-disciplinary team ofengineers, plant biologists, microbial ecologists and soil scientists at …

Post-Doc/Microbial Genomics in Lebanon

(This post was written by, and posted on behalf of, Sima Tokajian at LAU) The Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University invites applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship position in the field of Microbial Genomics within a Microbial Pathogenomics team. The department is seeking a highly …

New Release! Infectious Diseases in the Urban Built Environment Proceedings of a Workshop

On June 8, the National Academies Press released a proceedings of a workshop on Urbanization and Slums: Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment, available for free download here. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the sessions presented by the National Academies’ Forum on Microbial Threats, in collaboration with the Board …

Fuzzy zeros in percentile normalization method to correct for batch effects

We recently published a method to normalize data that corrects for batch effects and allows for pooling of raw data across studies. In this post, I want to discuss more about the important (but potentially confusing) aspect of our method, where we add noise to the zeros before performing the normalization. I’ve gotten a few …

Microbiome Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Scientist, Colorado State University

The Metcalf lab at Colorado State University is seeking a microbiome bioinformatics postdoctoral scientist. The scientist will analyze multi-omics data sets, including but not limited to: amplicon sequencing data, shotgun metagenomics data, and metabolomics data. Min. reqs. include: Ph.D. in bioinformatics, ecology, microbiology or similar field. Proficient in coding languages (Python preferred). Demonstrated knowledge of …

4th Annual MetaSUB Conference (Aug. 14-15) and Call for Abstracts

We are excited to announce the MetaSUB International Consortium’s 4th Annual Conference on urban metagenomics to be held at the Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte Bahia in Brazil, from August 14-15, 2018. The conference is co-hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine and the AC Camargo Cancer Center. You can register for the meeting here: http://metasub.org/metasub-2018-conference-registration-form/ If you’d …