Environmental geochemistry and microbiology

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral researcher positions in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The two postdocs will conduct research related to the characterization and resource recovery from biological wastes, funded by the National Science Foundation Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) program.

Metal/Nano and Biological Interactions

We are seeking a post-doc with a PhD in environmental engineering/chemistry/ geology/biochemistry or closely related field to investigate elemental cycling of nanoscale metals and the resulting impacts on the function of aquatic organisms (bacteria, fish) and/or human health.  While all living organisms are exposed to natural, incidental or engineered metallic nanoparticles in diets (oral), workplace or natural environments (inhalation), biomedical drug delivery (intravenous) or through the use of consumer products such as sunscreens (dermal) where they can translocate throughout our bodies

Biogeochemistry, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Engineering

The Subsurface Biogeochemistry Group at Korea University, Seoul invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher. The projects will focus on biogeochemical and mineralogical processes controlling release, transport and attenuation of dissolved metals, metalloids, nutrients, and radionuclides at contaminated subsurface environments. The research includes detailed field investigations, laboratory studies, and development of mathematical models to predict the complex geochemical behavior of these systems.

Environmental microbiology

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the group of Prof. April Gu at the Cornell University. The postdoctoral associate will investigate combining nitrite-shunt/anammox processes with EBPR process for simultaneous and sustainable nitrogen and phosphorus removal or, the role of polyphosphate accumulating organisms in phosphorus cycling. This research will use advanced analytical techniques such as Raman microspectroscopy, flow cytometry, and metagenomics analysis.

Environmental engineering

Bioretention cells are urban stormwater control systems used to collect, infiltrate, and treat stormwater runoff. Their efficiency for the removal of trace organic contaminants is poorly understood. In this research, the successful candidate will conduct field and laboratory studies to better characterize the fate of selected trace organic contaminants. For that, a field tracer injection experiment will be conducted at a bioretention site in Ontario. Mesocosms will be set up to investigate the degradation potential and stable carbon isotope fractionation of selected chemicals. 


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore invites applications for postdoctoral/research fellow positions in the Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory focusing on research in zero liquid discharge.

Environmental Engineer

Postdoctoral Researcher Position Open at UNC for Modeling PM2.5 from the Multiphase Chemistry of Biogenic VOC-derived Oxidation Products

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) is one of the eight academic departments located in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The department’s primary focus is on research and graduate education at the interface of the environment and human health, with an increasing emphasis on undergraduate education.

Environmental Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is seeking a Research Scientist II in Civil & Environmental Engineering with a strong genome editing background and skills in bioelectrochemistry experiments. The BuG ReMeDEE (Building genome-to-phenome infrastructure for regulating methane in deep and extreme Environments) researcher will use microbial and molecular techniques to develop genome-to-phenome approaches for investigating extracellular electron transfer mechanisms of previously unexplored wild-type and recombinant methanotrophs.

Environmental Chemistry

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in a collaborative project of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (CHEE) and the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science (SWES). The project will be led by Jim A Field (CHEE) in collaboration with Reyes Sierra-Alvarez (CHEE) and Jon Chorover (SWES). The selected candidate will conduct research on the chemical and photolytic degradation of organic compounds commonly used in semiconductor manufacturing.


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