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Postdoctoral Fellow - Microbial Interspecies Interactions, Antibiotic Resistance

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

About the position

Our lab studies the mechanisms underlying complex behaviors in bacteria using a combination of genetics, genomics, and systems biology tools. There are two main research areas in the lab:

1) Interspecies interactions, especially between bacterial species found in chronic respiratory infections (including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia). Current research focuses on identifying the molecules and pathways that lead to novel microbial interactions, and adaptation of bacteria to foreign molecules and species.

2) Evolution of antibiotic resistance. We are interested in understanding the genetic and environmental factors that govern evolutionary trajectories upon antibiotic exposure.

Additional information about our research can be found at:

All lab members are fully integrated into the broader microbiology community at the NIH, and regularly interact with PIs and trainees from several other laboratories. The NCI offers excellent opportunities for scientific training and professional development of postdoctoral fellows.

The position is fully funded for up to 5 years, and candidates will have the opportunity to either lead ongoing projects in the lab or develop a new research direction of mutual interest.

Apply for this vacancy

What you'll need to apply

Please email Dr. Khare directly with:

  1. A cover letter describing your research interest in our lab
  2. Your CV
  3. Email contacts for 3 references

Contact name

Dr. Anupama Khare

Contact email


Candidates should have a Ph.D. and experience in microbiology, genetics, systems biology, or a related field.

Additional Information

The NIH is an equal opportunity employer, and applicants from all backgrounds, including minorities and women, are strongly encouraged to apply.