Environmental Biotechnology

Friday, July 26, 2013
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Job Rank: 
PhD students
Job Institution: 
Virginia Tech
Job Description: 

The Environmental Biotechnology & Bioenergy Laboratory (EBBL) at Virginia Tech is looking for two PhD students starting in spring or fall 2014. The students will work on the federal- or foundation-funded projects to develop bioelectrochemical systems for energy-efficient wastewater treatment. The ideal candidate will possess a M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related fields, though exceptional B.S.-level candidates may also be considered. The past research experience in bioelectrochemistry (e.g., microbial fuel cells or microbial desalination cells), biological wastewater treatment, forward osmosis, and/or membrane bioreactors is preferred. The applicants must meet the admision requirement of Virginia Tech (http://www.cee.vt.edu/prospective_students/graduate_programs/prospective_graduate_students.html).

The selected candidate will receive a stipend, full tuition, and benefits. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their curriculum vitae (including GRE and TOEFL scores as applicable) as a single PDF file to Dr. Zhen (Jason) He (zhenhe@vt.edu). Additional information about the EBBL is available at the following website: http://www.ebbl.cee.vt.edu/.