The Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory at the Kansas State University (https://kstate-ebl.weebly.com/) is seeking a motivated PhD student to join our research team. Our overarching research goal is to promote the development of sustainable biotechnologies for Water-Energy-Food-Climate nexus, by examining diverse catabolic activities of microbes, and by harnessing their activities for engineering applications. In this vein, our primary research areas include a) investigating biotransformation pathways of emerging contaminants, b) developing biotechnologies for control, reduction, and utilization of greenhouse gases (CH4 , N2O, and fluorinated gases), and c) deciphering plant-microbe interactions using plant cell cultures for environmental engineering applications. The desired start date is September, 2018.
The ideal candidate will have a MSc degree in a relevant engineering or science field, and excellent verbal and writing communication skills. Research experience in environmental biotechnology/microbiology is desired. Skills in bioinformatics will be a plus.
Interested candidates can apply by sending the following materials to Dr. Jeongdae Im (jeongdaei[at]ksu.edu):
1) a cover letter stating research experience and career goals;
2) a CV or resume;
3) contact information for three references.