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Mechanisms of Pollutant Influence on the Microbiome

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Division of Intramural Research is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The successful applicant will be part of a team focused on the mechanisms of how pollution influences the structure and function of the microbiome, with a focus on the skin.

The position will be within the Epithelial Therapeutics Unit, a Lasker Clinical Research Scholar and Distinguished Scholar program for high-risk, high-impact research in the NIH intramural Research Program in Bethesda, Maryland. The lab is dedicated to clinically meaningful translational research into the microbiome’s role in human health as well as the environmental impacts on the microbiome.

For more information about the research, visit the Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology and Epithelial Therapeutics Unit webpages.



  • Highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in immunology, metabolism, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field
  • Experience with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) +/- liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) workflows is essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • This position is subject to a background investigation.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, copy of their curriculum vitae (CV), summary of research interest, and the contact details of three referees to Ian Myles as

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