I’m Moving and Hiring

Starting June 1, 2015, my lab is moving to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and I’m very excited about this. I’ll be joining a growing cohort of researchers as part of a presidential “big data” hire the university has started a year ago. The research environment is superb, and there are some great bioinformaticians and genomics people there already (I’m not naming names, because there are too many, I’ll forget someone, and get people upset at me), as well as an excellent bioinformatics graduate program. I’ll be setting up shop as an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine. This means I’ll still get to be in an experimental microbiology department, which I like, and work with experimentalists and computational people all around campus. I’m honored that I was chosen for this position! Everyone at the university has been very helpful setting us up, and we’re not even physically there yet.

So if you are looking for a postdoc or graduate studies in computational biology, and you and are interested in bacterial genome evolution, document mining, protein function prediction, animal, human or soil microbiome, (among other things), I’m hiring.  Ames, Iowa has been ranked as of the best places to live in the US: what are you waiting for? Graduate students: please apply through the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Program, and/or contact me directly at Friedberg.lab.jobs at gmail ‘dot’ com.  Postdocs: see ad below.


The Friedberg Lab is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to several newly funded projects. The lab is relocating to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa as part of a university-wide Big Data initiative. Iowa State is a large research university with world-leading computational resources, and a strong highly collaborative community of bioengineering, bioinformaticians, and life science researchers.

The successful candidates will be joining the lab at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Microbiology. Areas of interest include: bacterial genome evolution, gene and protein function prediction, microbial genome mining, animal and human microbiome, and biological database analysis.

These are bioinformatics postdoc positions, and the successful applicants would be required to perform research employing computational biology skills.

Requirements: A PhD in microbiology, bioinformatics, or a related field. A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Strong programming skills; strong oral and written communication skills in English; Strong domain knowledge of molecular biology. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The Friedberg lab is a computational biology lab equipped with high-end cluster computers and bioinformatics support.

Ames, Iowa is constantly ranked as one of the best places to live in the US, and has received numerous awards for being a progressive, innovative and exciting community with high affordability and high quality of life.

Candidates should send a C.V. and statement of interest as one PDF document, and have three letters of reference sent independently by their authors to Dr. Iddo Friedberg at Friedberg.Lab.Jobs “at” gmail dot com. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The positions are expected to start on or after June 2015.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612

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