The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington is seeking a PhD student to work under the guidance of Dr. Michael Dodd on a National Science Foundation funded project addressing the fate of bacterial antibiotic resistance genes during disinfection and antisepsis processes applied in water treatment and health care. This project is highly interdisciplinary in scope – integrating concepts from water quality engineering, aquatic chemistry, microbiology, and environmental health – and will provide the student with an opportunity to make substantial contributions to the advancement of disinfection practice for the protection of public health. The ideal candidate will possess a M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Public Health, or related fields, though exceptional B.S.-level candidates may also be considered. Past laboratory experience in environmental redox chemistry, environmental microbiology, and/or molecular microbiology methods is preferred, though not required.
This position is available immediately, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The selected candidate will receive a competitive stipend, full tuition, and benefits, in addition to annual travel support to attend professional conferences. Interested applicants are requested to provide a cover letter describing their research interests and career objectives, their curriculum vitae (including GRE and TOEFL scores as applicable), and the names of at least three references, as a single PDF file, to Dr. Dodd (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional details on the Dodd group and the UW CEE program can be found at: http://faculty.washington.edu/doddm/Personal/Main.html