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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Multimodal Microbiome Measurements


Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

opportunity location
50.64.63.C0154 Charleston, SC

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
W. Clay Davis 843.460.9878
Tracey B Schock 843.460.9944


Microbiomes play critical and often undescribed roles in a myriad of environments including the skin and gut of humans, soils and sediments, and water columns. These diverse assemblies of microorganisms are capable of affecting human, organismal and plant health as well as key biogeochemical cycles. This project seeks to facilitate modern bioanalytical measurements to characterize these complex communities by developing sample preparation techniques that are compatible with NMR and mass spectrometry-based techniques. This will allow parallel multimodal analysis including proteomic, metabolomic and lipidomic approaches. These methods will be foundational to studies of microbiome dynamics and functions. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this project we are seeking applicants with experience in microbiology, mass spectrometry based proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics, NMR based metabolomics, and/or bioinformatics.

key words
Microbiome; Lipidomics; Bioinformatics; Proteomics; Mass spectrometry; Metabolomics; NMR


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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