Environmental microbiology and microbiome

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral fellow
Job Institution: 
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Job Description: 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately at the Water Quality and Environmental Biotechnology laboratory at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The initial appointment is full-time for one year, with possible renewal in subsequent years pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. Research responsibilities include developing molecular methods and metagenomics and bioinformatic tools for the detection of microbial pathogens in the environment, and conducting field sampling efforts and laboratory analysis for wastewater surveillance of microbial infectious diseases and microbial risk quantification in stormwater runoff and impacted coastal waters.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in civil/environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or other related disciplines. Self-motivation and good written and oral communication skills are necessary. Knowledge and hands-on experiences with molecular biology, genome/metagenomic/bioinformatic tools, and microbiome studies are desirable.  Knowledge and experiences in chemical reaction kinetics and modeling, data sciences, and statistics are also beneficial. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants are encouraged to email Dr. Tao Yan (taoyan@hawaii.edu) with a short description of research interest, a current CV, and contact information of two referees (in a single pdf file) for consideration. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information on the university and the research group can be found at http://www.hawaii.edu and http://www2.hawaii.edu/~taoyan/.