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The Bullman and Johnston Laboratories are an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of clinical and synthetic microbiologists, biochemists and cancer researchers. The core mission of these labs relates to improving the diagnosis and treatment of human cancers and ultimately extend the lives of patients, with a focus on bacterial pathogens and the microbiome’s role in cancer.
Using cutting edge technologies and methodologies, we endeavor to move smoothly between human and microbial data sets, and in vivo and in vitro model systems, to gain a deeper functional understanding of the tumor microbiota in cancer and the impact of host-associated bacteria in human disease.
The laboratory of Dr. Susan Bullman and the laboratory Dr. Christopher Johnston are establishing a research program that utilizes state-of-the-art DNA sequencing technologies to study microbial epigenetics and the microbiome of human cancers and other diseases. These labs seek to jointly recruit a highly motivated research technician II with expertise in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies (library preparation) and computational analyses of multi-omics data (running bioinformatic tools on raw NGS data).
This individual will work with the PI’s and post-doctoral fellows using state-of-the-art sequencing technologies, such as 10X Chromium for single cell transcriptome sequencing and PacBio SMRTseq for methylome analyses. This position will provide ample opportunities for professional development and the acquisition of cutting-edge skills in NGS and resulting data processing and analyses. Responsibilities will include: computational analyses of single cell transcriptome data, bulk eukaryotic and prokaryotic RNAseq data, metagenomic analyses, long-read microbial Pac-Bio SMRTseq, development and analyses of computational approaches for assessing microbial epigenetics along with running in-house workflows on NGS data. Specific duties may include:
Please include a cover letter with your application, detailing your interest and suitability for this position.