Assistant Research Professor – microbiome bioinformatics

University of Oklahoma’s Laboratories for Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (LMAMR.ORG) is seeking an Assistant Research Professor. The position requires PhD Degree and five years of experience in bioinformatics and/or computational approaches, with experience working with metagenomic data. Experience with programming and shell scripting languages Perl, Python and/or R is ideal, with the addition of C or C++ preferred. The Research Professor’s primary effort will be working within currently funded projects that study human microbiome variation; there will be opportunities for independently lead research and teaching, if desired. LMAMR is a NIH and NSF funded leader in anthropologically focused microbiome research.

Start date: Position open until filled, initial application review on January 31st, 2017

Inquiries and applications (CV and three references) directed to Dr. Cecil M. Lewis (cmlewis AT with “Assistant Research Professor | Adjunct Lecturer” in the subject line.

OU is a Carnegie Very High Research institution that comprises three campuses. The University was established in 1890 and enrolls over 30,000 students and more than 2600 full time faculty. It ranks first among all universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled and has developed an award-winning Research Campus, contiguous to the Main Campus, that houses more than a dozen private companies, several Federal agencies, and numerous research programs in a unique synergistic ecosystem. More than a million square feet of new, fully-occupied space now exists on the Research Campus, with the latest additions including a Radar Innovations Laboratory, Life Sciences Complex, and an Innovation Hub that will open in about a year. Norman, with a population of 110,000 has a vibrant arts community with outstanding public schools and a variety of recreational resources. It was ranked #6 among the best places to live by CNN/Money Magazine on America’s best small cities.

Located in Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma’s Laboratories for Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (LMAMR.ORG) specializes in anthropological genomics and metagenomics. Current projects include characterizing the ancestral state of the human metagenomics using extraordinary biological samples from traditional indigenous communities, non-human primates, and archaeological “ancient” materials. Our labs are located in the SRTC (, a newer building with several research groups working in environmental genomics (e.g., Our building also houses part of OSCER, OU’s supercomputer ( This broad, multidisciplinary research and education consortium is well situated on OU’s award winning Research Campus (

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.