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Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Kirchberger Laboratory

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK


The Kirchberger lab ( is hiring a post-doctoral fellow to work on the isolation and characterization of elusive single-stranded DNA phages infecting anaerobic gut bacteria. This work is part of the NIH-funded Oklahoma Center for Microbiome Research project Engineering host-determinants of novel gut microviruses. This position is initially for one year, with a starting salary of $56,484. Extensions and renewal for a maximum of three years are based on availability of funds and annual performance evaluations.

Applicants must have a PhD with experience in working and maintaining anaerobic hoods for the growth of gut microbes such as Bacteroides and Prevotella. While not a strict requirement, ideal applicants also have experience in the genetic manipulation of these bacteria, advanced molecular cloning skills and knowledge of metagenomic sequence analysis.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter explaining their qualifications for the position, their research interests, and their career goals, plus a complete CV to Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. For additional inquiries please contact Dr. Paul Kirchberger (

Oklahoma State University is a Carnegie R1 doctoral-granting university with $195,041,000 annual research expenditures in 2022. The city of Stillwater is a vibrant university town with a cost of living well below the national average. Stillwater is consistently ranked among the nation’s top small cities for quality of life, low crime rate, and excellent school system.


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Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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