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Undergraduate Researcher Summer 2018

Research on antibiotic discovery, genomics/bioinformatics, environmental microbiology, biodegradation
UROP available on some projects.

For more information contact Professor Larry Wackett

Clinical Microbiologist position at Spero Therapeutics




Spero Therapeutics is looking for a bench focused microbiologist to join their Clinical Operations team. Their research labs are located in Watertown, MA.

As a member of the Clinical Operations team, the Clinical Microbiologist will be responsible for providing clinical microbiology expertise during clinical trial development and end of study data analysis, developing a global antimicrobial susceptibility testing strategy for multiple drug products, contributing to global regulatory filings and reporting on surveillance programs.

  • Manage clinical microbiology data for clinical trials including review of clinical trial protocols, eCRFs, lab management plans, and clinical microbiology manuals
  • Oversee microbiology data from CRO’s including ongoing review of data and auditing of CRO operations
  • Manage external vendors, KOL’s and represent the company at CLSI, EUCAST or USCAST in support of breakpoint determination
  • Contribute to regulatory filings
  • Manage reference laboratory activities and global surveillance programs including US/EU and country specific surveillance programs including review of data and of resulting publications.
  • Manage external microbiology studies including scientific review of study proposals, contracting, procurement, drug shipment and review of final study reports and resulting publications.
  • Manage automated susceptibility testing systems including contracting, drug shipment and data analysis and review.
  • B.S. degree in Microbiology/Clinical Science/Medical technology or related field (advanced degree preferred) and 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with the various automated susceptibility testing platforms including development of new agents on these systems and support of 510k filings are a plus
  • Understanding of antibiotic resistance rates and surveillance data to highlight differentiating features of commercially available antibiotics
  • Experience managing vendors
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

Please forward your CV/resume to

Spero Therapeutics, Inc.
675 Massachusetts Avenue
14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Workforce Recruitment Program




The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) offers tremendous opportunities for students and recent graduates with disabilities to connect with paid summer internships as well as permanent jobs. Their resumes are included in a searchable database available to hiring managers nationwide in all branches of government and in numerous outside organizations.

WRP is very highly regarded because all applicants are screened for eligibility and are interviewed first – with the interview results viewable in the WRP database along with their resumes. You can learn more at


To be eligible for the WRP a candidate must:

  • have a disability AND
  • be a U.S. citizen AND
  • be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an accredited postsecondary institution on a substantially full-time basis OR have graduated from such an institution in April 2016 or more recently.

Registration and applications are due by October 17th.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professors in Computational Biology

University of South Florida




$98,000 - negotiable


The University of South Florida is seeking to hire 6 new computational biology faculty for an interdisciplinary campus-wide genomics program, building on currently active, extramurally-funded genomics research programs. All successful applicants will join an active and well-funded collaborative group of researchers in Public Health, Integrative Biology, Marine Science, Nursing, Medicine, Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Administratively housed in the USF College of Public Health Department of Global Health on the USF Tampa campus, the new faculty will be expected to develop independently-funded research projects and to interface with existing investigators from several colleges and departments across campus. Research directions may include computational biology, human genomics, viral genomics, epigenetics, and the microbiome.

Three positions will be tenure-track at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with a generous start-up packet. Three positions will be research-track at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The positions will include space in the Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB), which houses 10,000 square foot BSL-2 space, 4,000 square foot BSL-3 space, and 4,000 square foot ACL-2 insectary.

USF is one of the 10 largest academic institutions in the United States and offers unique opportunities for collaboration with research institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Faculty in the Department of Global Health are part of the USF Health community in Tampa Florida, which offers comprehensive programs in public health, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, allied health sciences. The USF College of Public Health was founded in 1986 and is ranked in the top 20 of USA colleges of public health. The COPH consists of five departments and numerous federally funded research centers. The Department of Global Health was established in 2004 with the mission of providing educational opportunities for those interested in emerging diseases worldwide and in the implementation of global health programs with a transnational impact. The Tampa Bay area is a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of almost three million residents that offers a wide range of cultural, artistic, athletic, and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico beaches and an affordable cost of living.

More information can be found at


All applicants must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD from an accredited institution with research training and experience in computational biology. Candidates at the Full or Associate Professor level are expected to have an established research program with a strong record in peer-reviewed publications in genomics research, a strong track record of mentorship and/or evidence of teaching, and preferably experience in obtaining competitive extramural grants. Successful applicants for the research-track Assistant Professor positions are expected to have a strong record in peer-reviewed publications in genomics research and a desire to engage full-time in interdisciplinary, competitively-funded genomics research.


Candidates must complete an online application to be considered for this position.

Please visit to access the “Faculty” section and search for Job ID 14166 (Assistant/Associate/Full Professors, tenure track) or Job ID 14176 (Assistant Professors, research track). Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae that includes the applicant’s research funding history, scholarly activity and teaching experience including brief course descriptions. Also provide a cover letter discussing qualifications and research program and reasons for interest in the position. Please include a list of five references knowledgeable about the applicant research and/or teaching programs. Screening will begin by September 1, 2017 and positions will remain open until filled.

Assistant Professor- Microbial Chemical Ecologist

Requisition #502333



The Soil and Water Sciences Department at the University of Florida is offering a 12-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level for a microbial ecologist specializing in chemical ecology, including interactions between prokaryotes and between prokaryotes and eukaryots. The incumbent's research and education program will focus on microbial chemical interactions within soil and water systems. The successful candidate will establish a strong well-funded collaborative researcha dn education program at the intersection of analytical chemistry, microbiology, genomics and bioinformatics within soil-water-plant systems.

Examples of research questions and approaches that may include: identification of the cues exchanged by eukaryotic hosts and microorganisms; mechanistic understanding of the factors that drive prokaryote-eukaryote interactions in soil; chemical ecology of the interactions between microorganisms in microbial communities of environmental or agricultural significance; characterization of the impact of antibiotics on soil, water, and rhizosphere microorganisms (including propagation of antibiotic resistance determinants, chemical aspects of elicitation of viable but nonculturable bacteria, and environmental signals that impact the function and activities of microorganisms). The position carries a 30/70 teaching/research split, and the incumbent is expected to teach on-campus and distance education graduate and undergraduate courses in soil and water microbial ecology and/or related topics. An earned doctorate in soil and water sciences or a related discipline is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

More information can be found at


To apply, send CV, contact information for four references, and a statement of research and teaching goals to Dr. Andrew Ogram, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Soil and Water Sciences Department

P.O. Box 110290
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611


Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017

Post Doctoral and Research Scientist




Research positions are available immediately for studies on enzymatic transformations of agricultural chemicals in soils. Experience in the following areas is desirable: analytical chemistry, isolation and characterization of bacteria from soil, enzyme assays, DNA metagenomic sequencing, and bioinformatics.


To inquire, or apply, please send a CV and contact information for references to:

Professor Larry Wackett
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
BioTechnology Institute

Research Associate II





The University of Miami, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is seeking a full-time bioinformatician to conduct analysis of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic Next-Generation-Sequencing data from marine ecosystems. The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami invites applications for a Research Associate II position in Bioinformatics to work closely with scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory’s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (AOML/OCED), located at 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149. (

This bioinformatics research works with large-scale microbial omics datasets to study the biodiversity and interactions of microbes in marine ecosystems across organizational scales and their roles in ecosystem function and in diseases of marine organisms and communities. This bioinformatics research also works with large-scale eukaryotic omics datasets, especially of coral communities, investigating genomic aspects of coral reef health, resiliency, and adaptation to environmental changes such as sea level rise, climate change, ocean acidification, and exposure to pollutants. The primary tasks of the bioinformatician will include data analysis, such as metagenomic assembly, binning, annotation, mapping and comparisons of metatranscriptomes; development and maintenance of bioinformatics pipelines; development and maintenance of databases for microbiome and coral omics data. Responsibilities will also include the training of postdoctoral researchers, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in high-performance computing, programming, and bioinformatics applications. The successful candidate for this position will conduct a wide range of bioinformatic analysis of community DNA and RNA sequence data collected from corals (holobiont - tissue, zooxanthella, and microbiome) and environmental (e.g., seawater) samples. The appointee will distill and compare large sequence data sets to provide comparative metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis for both microbiome and eukaryotic (coral) sequences, including assessments relative to environmental metadata.

Salary is $53,900 per year (including benefits) for two years. Position may be extended longer than 2 years depending on the availability of additional funding and demonstrated good performance of the appointee.


Qualified candidates must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, data science, computer science, biology, or a related field with a required 2-3 years of relevant experience in bioinformatics analysis of environmental next-generation-sequencing data. Experience with Linux command line, scripting languages (Perl, Python, R, Bash, etc.), expertise with bioinformatics portals and software, web development languages and proper bioinformatic/software documentation is needed. Preference will be given towards candidates with a doctoral degree in relevant discipline and demonstrated relevant expertise in next-generation-sequencing bioinformatics analysis. Proficiency and prior experience with bioinformatics of environmental metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, and coral holobiont community sequence datasets is highly desired.


Apply online at:, Postion #: position P100014223. A statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for 2 persons who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

For further information candidates should contact Dr. Christopher Sinigalliano (