The Navarro Lab is recruiting graduate students and postdocs interested in studying microbial trophic associations and environmental microbiome manipulation approaches.
The laboratory is located at Northern Arizona University and is part of the Department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss-NAU).
Two main projects include:
- Host-microbe interactions and microbiome manipulation in bark beetles such as the coffee berry borer and pine beetles (graduate students).
- Analysis of microbial trophic associations in soil and the rhizosphere and their contributions to nutrient cycling (graduate students and postdocs).
Students and postdocs interested in applying multi-‘omics tools, traditional microbiology, and bioinformatics are especially encouraged to apply. Students and postdocs will participate in and assist with the current focus of the Navarro lab in the analysis of microbial trophic associations and the development and validation of tools for microbiome manipulation. They will also be encouraged to develop their own independent ideas for research.
Graduate students in the lab will be supported through a combination of Teaching Assistantships (during the school year) and Research assistantships (during the summer) and will be able to interact regularly with the active scientific communities of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) and the Department of Biological Sciences.
Interested applicants should contact Javier A. Ceja-Navarro (Javier.Ceja-Navarro@nau.edu). In the email, please include your CV, an overview of your research interests, any research experience, and any questions about the position or about NAU in general.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, sexes, gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, abilities, and citizenships in our community.