Plant Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture

Job Type
Job Rank
Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Institution
Carnegie Mellon University
Job Description

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking two post-doctoral researchers in environmental chemistry/nanobiotechnology. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in scientific publication and experience conducting and managing laboratory experiments. The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience and knowledge in at least two of the following areas: nanomaterials and nanochemistry/colloid chemistry, (bio)polymer chemistry, and plant biology/physiology/pathology. The successful candidate is expected to design and conduct fundamental experiments related to precision delivery of micro- and macronutrients, pesticides/fungicides, and/or plasmid DNA to crop plants. Experience with imaging techniques including confocal fluorescence microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, and/or synchrotron X-ray fluorescence mapping are highly desirable. The ability to publish research in high quality journals and meet deadlines, and a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity are expected. Effective English language oral and written communication are required.

These USDA and NSF funded positions will include interaction with an interdisciplinary research team of faculty, post-docs, Ph.D. and M.S. students at Carnegie Mellon University and with industry collaborators. The initial appointment is for one year but is renewable for an additional one to two years depending on performance.

Interested applicants should submit their applications through Carnegie Mellon University’s online applications system using this link. Applicants should plan to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a brief DEI (diversity, equity, inclusivity) statement on commitment to creating a safe and equitable research environment, and the contact information for at least three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The target date for appointment is January 2023 or earlier. For more information, please contact Professor Greg Lowry at