The Brito Lab at Cornell University (www.britolab.org) is seeking a computational biologist or bioinformatician to examine host-microbiome interactions. We are working with large -omics level data and online databases to better understand protein-protein interactions between human cells and bacterial proteins.
The Brito Lab is a highly collaborative lab with wet-lab and dry-lab opportunities. We work with anaerobic cell culture, tissue culture, patient samples from Weill Cornell Medicine and through other collaborations. We develop novel sequencing and methodological approaches to learn about the influence of the microbiome on host health.
Cornell University is a great environment to work in. We have an active microbiome community that meets regularly.
Although not required, Fellowship opportunities are available at Cornell through CIHMID. Please inquire!
PhD in related field (Computational Biology, Biological Engineering, Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics etc.)
Any/all of the following:
Experience working with genomic data (metagenomic data, SNP-level information, bacterial or mammalian genomics)
Experience in machine learning and statistics would be great
Experience with proteins a plus! (interaction networks, structural modeling, proteomics anlaysis)
Friendly attitude and ability to work with others
Interest in any/all of the following: microbiome, immunology, gut-brain axis, microbial ecology and evolution, human diseases (lupus, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colorectal cancer, multiple sclerosis, among others)
Please send me a cover letter and your CV. You may be asked to supply references or letters of reference.