The postdoc will participate in a project to investigate the evolution of early and acquired metabolism in T. ammonificans, a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium that we isolated in my laboratory from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. In this project we are leveraging different types of culture approaches (including batch and continuous culture techniques) with comparative genomic and proteomic analyses of T. ammonificans and related organisms. Experience with bioinformatics (and some microbiology background) is an essential requirement, as this project entails the analyses large sequence data. More info about the lab at: http://marine.rutgers.edu/deep-seamicrobiology/. The position is available immediately and potential candidates should contact group leader Constantino Vetriani directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.