Pathogen detection

Monday, May 29, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
PhD student
Job Institution: 
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Job Description: 


One research assistant opening exists for a PhD-seeking student to work on a project to develop novel pathogen detection methodologies for water, wastewater, and other environmental samples. Knowledge and hands-on experiences in the following areas are preferred: water biological quality, environmental microbiology, molecular biology tools, and bioinformatics. The successful applicant is expected to have a strong academic record, excellent communication skills (written and spoken), and the ability to work within a team. Highly motivated candidates with a MS in environmental engineering, environmental science, microbiology, or other related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The appointment includes a stipend, full tuition, and benefits. Interested applicants are encouraged to send an e-mail including a CV, 1-2 page summary of research experience/interests and career goals, a writing sample, and contact information for three professional references, as a single PDF file to Dr. Tao Yan ( The preferred start date for this position is Jan. 2018. Additional information on the research group can be found at

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa ( is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a strong emphasis on research and graduate education. The University campus is located in the beautiful Manoa Valley on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, only three miles from downtown Honolulu and one mile from the Pacific Ocean. The City of Honolulu is a major harbor for diverse east-west and Pacific cultures, cuisine, and traditions.