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Microbiome; Microbial (Bacteria, Fungi, Virus) Genomics

National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

Our laboratory utilizes experimental and computational biology to explore human-associated microbiome (bacteria, fungi, virus) that contribute to health and disease. We generate shotgun metagenomics sequence from human clinical studies and analyze these large datasets with bioinformatics tools to generate hypotheses about microbial colonization or infection. Models are tested in vitro and in animal models. We have two integrated areas of focus, the skin microbiome and antimicrobial resistance. See papers from the laboratory including Proctor, Nature Medicine 2021; Saheb Kashaf Nature Microbiology 2022; and Huang Cell Host and Microbe 2021.

Postdoctoral fellows are fully-integrated into basic-translational research with a range of collaborators in infectious disease, clinical microbiology, hospital epidemiology and dermatology. NHGRI has excellent training opportunities to interact with other laboratories and core facilities, including NIH sequencing center, bioinformatics, mouse transgenesis. As well, we are actively engaged in natural history patient studies at the research-based NIH Clinical Center.

The Microbial Genomics Section (aka lab) is committed to scientific communities that recognize, integrate and champion equity, diversity and inclusion. We invest in institution-centered approaches that will change the culture of science to ensure that all individuals feel they belong in science and that institutions work toward their success.


Seeking applicant with interest in microbial genomics, models of infection, bacterial genetics, computational biology or bioinformatics. Background in genetic or genomic analysis, microbiology or statistics useful.

To Apply:

Motivated candidates who wish to join a group of enthusiastic scientists are requested to e-mail biosketch/CV, a brief statement of research interests and the names of three references to

Julie Segre, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Building 49, Room 4A26
Bethesda, MD 20892-4442


The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.