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Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection (CMDI) Postdoc Opportunities

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection (CMDI) is looking to hire talented postdocs from across the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and math.

CMDI is a highly interdisciplinary center, with the mission to transform the study and sustainable control of microbial dynamics in contexts of human and environmental health. CMDI brings together 12 labs from multiple schools at GT, and an expanding trainee population (currently 50 graduate students and 25 postdocs). Our researchers span broad areas of expertise - from coral reef ecosystems to the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria and the development of new therapies to treat infectious diseases. Specific research topics include:

-Bacterial social behaviors (cooperation, communication) and multi-cellularity - Bacterial and viral community dynamics and structure - The bio-physics of bacterial collective structures (biofilms) - Microbe - environment feedbacks and environmental change - Microbiome dynamics and community / ecosystem services - Evolution of antibiotic resistance and virulence - Dynamics and control of emerging, chronic, and hard to treat infections - Novel treatments that slow or reverse the evolution of drug resistance.

The Center provides an excellent training environment, including a careers mentorship program, a trainee-organized weekly seminar series, a 'research envoys' program to coordinate trainee visits to local undergraduate-serving institutions, and engagement in frequent campus microbiology events. CMDI also employs a senior scientist whose dedicated goal is to work with trainees to write and win their own extramural grants and fellowships. Georgia Tech is in the center of the vibrant and multicultural city of Atlanta, and has an Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office that houses multiple programs and initiatives to support and engage every member of the GT community.

How to apply: We welcome researchers with diverse backgrounds and identities to join our community. If you are interested in postdoc opportunities at CMDI, please reach out with an informal inquiry (including your CV) to any of our 12 labs where you see potential areas of mutual interest, please visit the website and click on the lab that interests you for more information. And for general inquiries, please contact Center Director Sam Brown.

Participating Institution(s):
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Georgia Institute of Technology (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Environmental Sciences
STEM Fields

Microbial Biology
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Oceanography
Microbial Physiology

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