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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Metrology for Microbial Community Dynamics

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

RO# Location
50.64.41.B7369 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Forry, Samuel P. sam.forry@nist.gov 301.975.5246
Morrow, Jayne Billmayer jmorrow@nist.gov 301.975.6722

Description

Microbial communities impact all aspects of the world in which we live, and our relationships with surrounding microbial populations can have negative and positive impacts on the survival of both. The development of molecular biology techniques (PCR, metagenomics, biomarkers, and biosensors) has resulted in an explosion of new methods and strategies to generate quantitative insight into microbial community dynamics. This opportunity focuses on the development of new device technologies (microfluidic enclosures, environmental control, and imaging capabilities) to manipulate external cues and monitor the feedback mechanisms within complex microbial communities and between microbes and the environment or host organism in which they persist and thrive.

Keywords:
Microbial communities; Population dynamics; Microfluidics; Microenvironment; Biofilms;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Regular applicants
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