Environmental Engineering/Microbiology/Wastewater Treatment/Antibiotic Resistance

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Ph.D. Research Assistant
Job Institution: 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is seeking a Ph.D. student to work under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Gerrity on a funded project evaluating the effects of wastewater treatment processes on the proliferation/mitigation of antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. This project incorporates elements of environmental engineering and microbiology. The student will be expected to simulate wastewater treatment processes at laboratory-scale and employ appropriate cultural and molecular microbiological techniques to quantify antibiotic resistance. The ideal candidate will possess a M.S. in Civil Engineering, 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 microbiology is preferred.

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. 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. Gerrity (daniel.gerrity@unlv.edu). Additional information is available at the following website: http://faculty.unlv.edu/wpmu/dgerrity/.