Environmental Biotechnology

Job Type
Job Rank
Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Institution
University of Alberta
Job Description

Dhar Lab @UAlberta (http://brdhar.com) is seeking two postdoctoral researchers with expertise and interest in the field of anaerobic biotechnologies for wastewater and residual management. The positions are available immediately and will be for a two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year, subject to a performance assessment. Projects are supported by the NSERC and MITACS.

Required/Preferred Qualifications 

  • A Ph.D. in environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental biotechnology, microbiology, or a related field.
  • Previous research experience and good publication record in the area of anaerobic digestion, fermentation, and microbial electrochemical technologies are preferred.  
  • Hands-on experience in various molecular biology techniques is highly desirable.
  • Ability to be a team member and treat junior team members respectfully. 
  • Strong technical writing skills.  
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • A candidate must be eligible for the MITACS Accelerate program (PhD must have been granted no more than five years before the start date) (https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate#postdoc)

Responsibilities/Position Summary  

  • Design and execute experiments on the pilot and bench-scale anaerobic bioreactors. 
  • Data collection and analysis using various analytical techniques and software.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at conferences.
  • Collaborate with other members of the research team and external partners to develop and implement research projects.
  • Assist in the supervision and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.

Application Instructions

  • To apply, please submit a CV with a list of two professional references to bipro@ualberta.ca. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.