Bioengineering, Microbial Ecology

Job Type
Job Rank
Graduate Student
Job Institution
University of Wyoming
Job Description

The Wawrousek laboratory in the Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Dept. at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a graduate position (PhD or MS) in the areas of 1) microbial communities in extreme environments and 2) biofuel production. The successful applicant will engage in laboratory experiments and data analysis. The start date is September 2023.

The funding for this position, a Women in Graduate Education Graduate Assistantship, is limited to use for a U.S. woman graduate student. The University of Wyoming Women in Graduate Education Graduate Assistantships (WGE) are competitive awards intended to increase access and opportunities for U.S. domestic women in graduate degree programs where they are underrepresented. The WGE awards are funded through a partnership of the Office of Graduate Education and the faculty mentor(s) of the prospective student.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a list of three references (including contact phone and email), unofficial university transcripts, and a cover letter summarizing qualifications and research interests to Dr. Karen Wawrousek ( Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until the position is filled. Only individuals who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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