Environmental Biotechnology for Nutrient Recovery

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Institution: 
Marquette University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral research position in environmental biotechnology.  The position begins in July 2016, with funding for 1.5 years through an award from the National Science Foundation CAREER program.  The researcher’s primary focus will be design of bioengineered systems using phosphate binding proteins to recover phosphorus from water and wastewater systems.  The post-doc will have the opportunity to participate in all facets of the project, including designing and conducting laboratory experiments, mentoring student researchers, and disseminating results via papers and presentations.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Environmental Engineering, or a related field, and have prior experience with genetic engineering and protein expression.  Interested applicants should send a one page cover letter describing their research interests, CV, names and contact information of three references, and one published manuscript to Dr. Brooke Mayer (Brooke.Mayer@marquette.edu).  Salary and benefits will be per Marquette University standards, and the position may be renewable contingent upon performance and funding availability.