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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Fungal and Molecular Biology


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering

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64.15.09.B8510 Washington, DC 203755321


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Zheng Wang 202-404-1007


The successful candidate will be responsible for developing fungal strains adaptive to environmental stimuli in laboratory and identifying specific biomarkers with genetic, epigenetic, and omic (transcriptomic and metabolomics) methods. The candidate will have two-three years of financial support, access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and an opportunity for permanent employment based on performance and funding.

The candidate must have acquired a PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, or a related field within the past five years and have demonstrated experience with fungal/yeast genetics, cell development, and molecular biology techniques. Previous experience with adaptive laboratory evolution, bioinformatics, and omics is desirable but not required. The candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.



Robertson KL, et al: Adaptation of the black yeast Wangiella dermatitidis to ionizing radiation: molecular and cellular mechanisms. PLoS One 7(11): e48674, 2012

Chen Z, et al: Comparative Genomic and Transcriptomic Analysis of Wangiella dermatitidis, a Major Cause of Phaeohyphomycosis and a Model Black Yeast Human Pathogen. G3 (Bethesda) 4(4): 561-578, 2014


Fungi/yeast; Molecular biology; Genetics; -Omics; Epigenetics; Adaptive laboratory evolution; Synthetic biology;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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