We are currently recruiting postdocs for two funded positions. Our research strives to understand how archaea maintain homeostasis in the face of extreme environmental conditions. In particular, we study the transcriptional regulatory network of the hypersaline-adapted archaeon, Halobacterium salinarum, as a model to understand how extremophiles respond dynamically to their environment. We use a combination of microbiology, molecular biology, genomics and systems biology approaches. The successful candidates should have a background in experimental molecular biology, computational biology, or both. Specifically, for experimental biologists, excellent training in genetics, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry is preferred. For computational biologists, a background in bioinformatics, statistics, and modeling of gene regulatory networks is preferred. Clear evidence of past research productivity is required for both positions. For more information about the work, see our recent publications in this area (Schmid et al., 2010, Nucleic Acids Res., PMID: 21109526; Schmid et al., 2009, Mol Syst Biol. 2009;5:282). More information about the available projects can be found on here on our website.
The Schmid lab is currently recruiting students through the Duke Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG), Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB) and Biology programs. Please contact Amy Schmid for information about rotation projects.
Undergraduate Student Positions Available
The Schmid lab is currently recruiting undergraduate students for work study and independent study positions. We are looking for highly motivated, computationally oriented students to assist with computational modeling of gene regulatory networks. The position will also include some website maintenance, wiki construction, data storage and architecture. Fluency in coding language(s) required. 10-15 hr/wk.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Amy Schmid (firstname.lastname@example.org).