I am recruiting scientists for positions starting in or after January 2018! See this page to learn more about ongoing research in the lab. In brief, we develop and apply new methods (computational and experimental) to address fundamental questions about the human microbiome, with a focus on the strain and whole-genome levels.
If you are interested in joining the laboratory as a postdoc, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV, a copy of a first-author manuscript (or draft), and a brief idea of what you might want to work on in your postdoc. While no particular experience is required, candidates with expertise in microbial genetics, microbial genomics, microbial physiology, or synthetic biology, and/or computational experience are encouraged to apply.
I am currently taking graduate students. No relevant experience is required, just an interest in evolution, microbial communities, evolution, and/or clinically relevant microbiology. If you are already enrolled in a PhD program and potentially interested in rotating in the lab, please get in contact. I will be taking rotation students starting in January 2018; prospective rotation students are encouraged to contact me before then. If you are no currently enrolled in a PhD program, apply to one of the many relevant PhD programs at MIT, which include Computational and Systems Biology, Microbiology, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ecology and Evolution track), Health Sciences and Technology, Biological Engineering, and Biology.
Exceptional undergraduate candidates, especially those with strong computational skills or experience in microbiology, are encouraged to apply for UROP and SuperUROP positions. Please include your CV and transcript when getting in contact.
I am also interested in training clinical fellows in modern microbial genomics. Clinical fellows in the Boston area are encouraged to get in contact.