Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Engineering and Bioinformatics

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

A post-doctoral research associate position is available in the area of environmental bioinformatics, environmental microbiology, and prokaryotic genomics in Dr. Ramesh Goel’s research group at the University of Utah. The successful applicant will be engaged in convergent research in harmful algal blooms in inland waters, engineered bioreactors, metabolic engineering, and phage biology. In this collaborative project, the applicant will be expected to interact with several other researchers from multiple institutes at the national and international levels. The applicant is expected to supervise graduate students in Dr. Goel’s research group and interact with collaborators and stakeholders. A robust mentoring plan has been developed for the successful applicant to prepare the applicant for future job possibilities in academia and industry. The research requires field sampling from lakes, rivers, and laboratory-scale bioreactors, molecular analysis, metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics. Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, computer bioinformatics, or a related field. Salary will be commensurate with experience level.
Applicants should submit a resume, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Ramesh Goel at ram.goel@utah.edu as a single pdf file. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is anywhere between July 15th, 2023, and January 15th, 2024. The initial appointment is expected to be for two-year, with a possibility of further extension based on the applicant’s performance and the availability of funds.
The University of Utah is an urban research university near the Wasatch Mountains. World-known Ski resorts and mountain trails for hiking are a few minute’s drive from the main campus. Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a research one University, U of U, Salt Lake City, is fully committed to the diversity, discovery, dissemination, synthesis, and application of knowledge.