Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Postdoc
  • Mechanistic dissection of the virome and its role in human health
  • Applications have closed
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SuezLab Baltimore, MD, USA


The Suez lab is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on several exciting projects related to the virome and its importance in human health. Naturally occurring eukaryotic viruses and phages are a part of the complex human microbiome. We combine computational and experimental approaches to understand the mechanisms through which they affect human health.
Our systems microbiology group is part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (ranked #1 in the US). Members of our team have access to and are trained with state-of-the-art resources required for microbiome research, including a gnotobiotic mouse facility, anaerobic culturing systems, metabolomics and genomics cores.

The position is fully-funded for 5 years.


- Independently lead a research project on the human virome. Additional projects will be discussed during the fellowship period - we can help you develop your own ideas.

- Mentor graduate, rotation, and undergraduate students.

- Present your work in group meetings, departmental seminars, and scientific conferences.

- Write research manuscripts and reviews.

- Participate in grant writing and peer-reviewing.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

A PhD and/or MD with research experience in basic microbiology / immunology, including molecular biology techniques, cell culture, as well as in vivo murine models. Previous microbiome research or bioinformatic skills are preferred but not mandatory - we will train you!
We are looking for collegial individuals who will contribute to forming a collaborative and inclusive research environment. As a mentor, I am committed to promoting equity and fostering an inclusive, safe and collaborative environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Featured Publications:

1. Montassier E, Valdés-Mas R, Batard E, Zmora N, Dori-Bachash M, Suez J, Elinav E. Probiotics impact the antibiotic resistance gene reservoir along the human GI tract in a person-specific and antibiotic-dependent manner. Nat Microbiol. 2021 Aug;6(8):1043-1054. doi: 10.1038/s41564-021-00920-0. Epub 2021 Jul 5. PubMed PMID: 34226711; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8318886.
2. Suez J, Zmora N, Zilberman-Schapira G, Mor U, Dori-Bachash M, Bashiardes S, Zur M, Regev-Lehavi D, Ben-Zeev Brik R, Federici S, Horn M, Cohen Y, Moor AE, Zeevi D, Korem T, Kotler E, Harmelin A, Itzkovitz S, Maharshak N, Shibolet O, Pevsner-Fischer M, Shapiro H, Sharon I, Halpern Z, Segal E, Elinav E. Post-Antibiotic Gut Mucosal Microbiome Reconstitution Is Impaired by Probiotics and Improved by Autologous FMT. Cell. 2018 Sep 6;174(6):1406-1423.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.08.047. PubMed PMID: 30193113.
3. Suez J, Korem T, Zeevi D, Zilberman-Schapira G, Thaiss CA, Maza O, Israeli D, Zmora N, Gilad S, Weinberger A, Kuperman Y, Harmelin A, Kolodkin-Gal I, Shapiro H, Halpern Z, Segal E, Elinav E. Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota. Nature. 2014 Oct 9;514(7521):181-6. doi: 10.1038/nature13793.

Something about the PI: Science is a serious matter, where ethics, rigor, and quality of research are critical. At the same time, I believe science can, and should be, fun!
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