Post-doctoral associate in microbial dechlorination of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (dioxins)

Job Type
Job Rank
Post-Doctoral Associate
Job Institution
Rutgers University
Job Description

The Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, the oldest academic environmental sciences department in the U.S., is seeking one post-doctoral associate to investigate the microbial dechlorination of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (dioxins).

The candidate should have experience in microbiology, molecular methods for microbiology, bioinformatic analyses and chemical analyses including gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Experience with anaerobic microbial culture, stable isotope probing and other chemical analyses including ion chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography is desired. The candidate will be responsible for an externally funded research project and serve as a key member of a large multi-institutional project. The position has an initial duration of 1 year with possibility of extension over multiple years based on availability of funding.

Minimum Education and Experience The position has a minimum requirement of a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, microbiology, environmental science, or related science and engineering disciplines). Candidates should have experience in general laboratory procedures, data analyses, and scientific writing.

Desired skills:
A working knowledge of microbial culturing, chemical analyses, molecular microbiology and bioinformatics is necessary. Background in anaerobic microbiology, organohalide respiring bacteria and stable isotope probing is strongly preferred. Ability to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory is required.

Applications can be submitted online at:

Complete applications, including a CV with a list of publications, a statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages including references), and contact information of 3 references can be submitted at:

Please direct inquiries by email to:

Prof. Donna Fennell

The Department of Environmental Sciences strives to be a diverse department and strongly encourages applications from under-represented groups.