Environmental Biotechnology

Friday, August 4, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Job Institution: 
University of Alberta
Job Description: 

One postdoctoral fellow position with a strong focus on environmental engineering is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. The candidate will work with Dr. Mohamed Gamal El-Din on multidisciplinary research projects related to fundamental understanding of biological water treatment processes.

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research in the area of natural and engineered biological processes for municipal and industrial wastewater (such as process water) in conjunction with other treatment processes such as advanced oxidation/ozonation and adsorption. The candidate is expected to carry out his/her research using microbiology and molecular biology tools including PCR/cloning, pyrosequencing, FISH and quantitative-PCR. The postdoctoral fellow will also use toxicological and biotechnological tools to study the effectiveness of the biological treatments. It is expected that the candidate will be able to disseminate the research results through journal publications and conference presentations. The candidate will be also expected to assist in the training and mentoring of graduate students, writing research proposals and assisting in the writing of research papers. Teaching experience can be arranged if desired.

The ideal candidate should meet the following qualifications: (i) a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering or related areas with a solid background in wastewater treatment, biological treatment and molecular biological techniques; (ii) a strong track record of refereed journal publications; (iii) ability to work independently; (iv) strong written and oral communication skills and; (v) solid knowledge of advanced statistical approaches for analyzing complex molecular datasets is highly desirable.

The application should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, 1-2 reprint(s) of your most significant contributions to research (max 15 pages), and the contact information of three references. Applications will be accepted and considered immediately. Interested candidates should send their application to: Dr. Mohamed Gamal El-Din (mgamalel-din@ualberta.ca).

The review process will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.