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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Microbial Genomics

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School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Natural Sciences
Campus: Beirut/Byblos

Deadline for Applying:  Open till filled

The Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University invites applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship position in the field of Microbial Genomics within a Microbial Pathogenomics team. The department is seeking a highly qualified and motivated researcher with extensive expertise in the field of Microbial Genomics and host-microbial interactions with an interest in developing and leading independent projects and a proven track record of publications and successful grant applications. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.  Competitive applicants should have a Ph.D in microbiology, immunology or a related discipline. Proficiency in command-line tools for bioinformatics (Perl, Python, or R/Bioconductor), and experience in NGS data analysis including: quality control, genome assembly and mapping, variant calling and phylogenetic tree reconstruction, functional annotation and pathway analysis, and shotgun bacterial metagenomics.




The Department:

The Department of Natural Sciences ( is one of the seven departments of the School of Arts and Sciences ( at LAU. It offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, a B.S. in Chemistry, a B.S. in Nutrition, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Molecular Biology.

The University:

LAU has two campuses, one in Beirut and the other in Byblos, about 35 kilometers north of Beirut. LAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York, and is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE–NEASC). There are currently over 8,000 enrolled students at LAU.

Application requirements:

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of intent and an updated CV. The CV should include the names, emails and phone numbers of two references. The application should be sent by email to referring to positions AS-18-22.