The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California is seeking one postdoctoral scholar in the area of environmental biotechnology. The researcher will work on funded projects under the direction of Dr. Adam Smith researching (1) antibiotic resistance in reuse waters generated by anaerobic treatment systems and (2) energy recovery from food waste using anaerobic membrane bioreactors. The Smith Research Group (www.smithresearchusc.com) studies environmental biotechnologies for resource recovery from waste streams with an emphasis on understanding the underlying microbial processes using advanced molecular biology tools (e.g., high-throughput sequencing and qPCR). Our work also includes reactor design and operation of bench/pilot-scale systems and the use of sustainability assessment tools (e.g., life cycle assessment). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering. Applicants with a background in process engineering, molecular biology, and/or sustainability assessment are especially encouraged to apply. The available position includes a competitive stipend and benefits. Interested applicants should email Dr. Adam Smith (email@example.com) and include a cover letter and CV.
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.