Biological Processes Research Activities at NEWRI's Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre (AEBC)

Saturday, November 3, 2012
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PhD Students (3 opportunities)
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NTU-NEWRI (Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute)
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PhD Students (B): For Biological Processes Research Activities at AEBC The applicants will have a good basic degree in Environmental/Biochemical Engineering, or Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology, or possibly Analytical Chemistry, and will integrate into AEBC’s R&D thrusts on biological processes. The three projects will be on: (i) the effect of nutrient deficiency on anaerobic processes during transient loading; (ii) the effect of toxins on anaerobic processes and their monitoring using specially developed sensors; and, (iii) the effect of hydraulic/organic loads on anaerobic membrane reactors. Requirements: • A good recognized UG degree in Environmental/Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Microbiology or Environmental Biotechnology, or possibly Analytical Chemistry. • Some research experience in biological processes if possible. • Good planning and management skills. • Ability to integrate well into a team of researchers with different backgrounds and the ability to learn new techniques. • Good writing and communication skills. Suitably qualified PhD students will have their Fees paid and receive a stipend for other expenses. Suitably qualified applicants are invited to send their biodata electronically to ExecDir-NEWRI@ntu.edu.sg on the prescribed form obtainable from https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe/owa/pga%24rsh_main.menu together with copies of relevant supporting documents. NOTE: • Deadline for all applications: 31st August 2012. • Please indicate clearly the position applied for when submitting an application. • Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview. • Should you have any questions, you may send an email to d.stuckey@imperial.ac.uk or wjsteele@ntu.edu.sg. For more information, visit http://www.ntu.edu.sg/NEWRI