Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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University of Washington
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Title of Position: Microbial ecology, Process engineering, bioinformatics

Description: The University of Washington invites applications for one postdoctoral scholar positions to study how climate change stressors (sea-level rise and drought events) impact the greenhouse gas emissions of microbial wetland communities.  The project will require experience in working with anaerobic and aerobic cultures and to study the microbial physiology and ecology and their meta-genomic capacities. Therefore, we are looking for candidates with knowledge in culture-based techniques and with familiarity with recent advances in genetic and metabolite analyses.

Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Analyze datasets generated on the project 
  • Analyze metagenomic data sets
  • Run a reactor
  • Anaerobic and aerobic culturing
  • Measure chemical and biological samples with machines like HPLC, qPCR
  • Help organize, conduct and participate in training events as needed 
  • Present at Seminar series
  • Regularly attend weekly postdoc + graduate student meetings
  • Take on organizational responsibilities in the lab

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in environmental engineering or related field
  • Computer programming skills 
  • Strong Bioinformatic skillsets
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-honed organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines 
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a way that enhances collaboration and team building

Desired Qualifications:

  • Process engineering
  • Bioreactor technology

Application Instructions:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover letter briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  • Contact information for 3 references that include, 1) Name 2) Email 3) Institution 4) Phone number 
  • At least one research paper

Please send these 4 documents in one combined pdf to and