Environmental Biotechnology

Friday, November 2, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
PhD position
Job Institution: 
Syracuse University
Job Description: 

The Environmental Biotechnology lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University is looking for a qualified PhD student to conduct research in the area of microbial electrochemical technologies. Our group is highly multidisciplinary, with a primary focus on understanding microbe-electrode interactions and their application in energy and nutrient recovery from abundant, low-cost feedstocks, such as wastewater. This position will provide candidates an opportunity to work in a cutting-edge area of Environmental Engineering, with access to recently renovated, high-quality lab space.

Desired qualifications for this position are:
- MS degree in Environmental Engineering, Microbiology (environmental), or a related field
- Prior understanding of basic methods in microbiology, in particular anaerobic techniques
- Excellent analytical, experimental, and communication skills
- Previous experience with bioelectrochemical systems is a plus

Interested applications should send (in a single pdf) a cover letter describing the candidate’s research interests, CV, and a list of at least three references to Dr. Douglas Call (dfcall@syr.edu). The preferred starting date is January 2013, although admission for the fall 2013 semester is also possible. Interested applicants should visit http://dougcall.lcs.syr.edu for more info.