Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology

Job Type
Job Rank
Graduate Students
Job Institution
University of Kentucky
Job Description

Three Fully Funded Graduate Student Positions in Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology at the University of Kentucky

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky has three fully funded positions (two for master's and one for Ph.D.) in Environmental Engineering for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Fall 2024. The successful candidates will work on various research projects, including but not limited to wastewater treatments, the bioremediation of disinfectants, the assessment of microbial risks in floodwaters with NGS techniques, the microbial metabolisms of rare sugars, and the investigation of molecular mechanisms for microbial-derived soil mineral associated organic matter formation.

We welcome applications from candidates with an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, biological engineering, chemical engineering, microbiology, or related fields. A master's degree is preferred for Ph.D. applicants. The ideal candidates will be self-motivated and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. While not required, candidates with knowledge of environmental biotechnology/microbiology, wet-laboratory skills, and computing skills such as Python, R, and UNIX are preferred.

Successful applicants will receive full support, including tuition, stipend, and health insurance.

To apply, please send a single PDF file to Dr. Minjae Kim (minjaekimornl@gmail.com) with the subject line "Graduate Student Application + Your Name". The PDF file should include a 1) cover letter or personal statement, 2) a CV, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts, 4) TOEFL/IELTS score (for international students), 5) GRE score (not required for students who graduated from an ABET-accredited program), and 6) contact information for three references.

Refer to https://gradschool.uky.edu/application-process for general admission requirements.

To learn more about the graduate program in the Department of Civil Engineering, please visit this page: https://www.uky.edu/academics/masters-doctoral/college-engineering/civi…

The review process will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.