Post Doctoral Fellow

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Post Doctoral Fellow


Biology & Biotechnology - NFR JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

A position is available immediately for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join Reeta Rao's lab in the Department of Biology & Biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).


The long-term goal of our group is to understand and manage fungal diseases. We are currently funded by the NIH to study the effects of beneficial microbes on the gut microbiome. The postdoc will use a combination of genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, phenotypic profiling, and biochemistry to investigate microbial interactions in the context of a live host.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, an excellent work ethic, and a strong background in molecular biology. A solid publication record and experience in microbiology, bioinformatics, and/or biochemistry are also desirable.

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter describing your research experience and professional goals, and contact information for at least three professional references. Questions may be directed to Dr. Rao at [email protected].

WPI is a selective private university dedicated to science and engineering. The Rao lab is located in WPI's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, a modern state-of-the-art research facility conducive to collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Worcester is located in central Massachusetts within an hour of Boston, Providence, and the Pioneer Valley. Our location facilitates collaboration with other research groups in the greater Boston area, conference attendance, and enjoyment of outdoor and cultural activities.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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Posted: 3/2/2021
Application Due: 3/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time