Postdoctoral position available on the gut microbiome of Drosophila

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate how gut microorganisms, including transient probiotic taxa, protect the animal host against hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia. The project will determine the impacts of microbial fermentation compounds, including products of polymicrobial metabolism, on host energy storage, with particular emphasis on the mobilization of lipid; and explore the metabolic effects of probiotic Lactobacillus in the context of different microbial communities. For this position, previous experience of metabolism and basic molecular biology is essential.

For informal inquiries, please contact Angela Douglas at

To apply, please write to, providing your CV, including details of two referees. The covering letter should include an explanation of how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for the position. This position is available to applicants with a PhD in a biological discipline with a proven track record of effective research output. Competitive salaries commensurate with experience and skills will be offered, as well as generous benefits.

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