PFAS fate, transport, and biotransformation

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Texas A&M University
Job Description

Dr. Chu’s biotechnology laboratory in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station ( invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position beginning Fall 2024.

The successful applicant will be engaged in research on fate, transport, and removal and biodegradation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in different PFAS-impacted matrices (soils, biosolids, water, and plants). Additionally, the successful applicant will also have opportunities to participate with other exciting projects such as biofuel and bioproduct production.

Candidates with previous laboratory experiences in per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) biotransformation, molecular biology, synthetic biology, advanced chemical analysis (such as GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, HPLC), biosolid/sludge/biofilm, and bioinformatics are highly desirable.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, chemical engineering, or related fields. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skill, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

The position is a one-year term with the possibility of renewal, depending on research progress and funding availability. The salary is competitive and aligned with experience.

Applicants should send the following materials as a single pdf file containing: (1) a 1-page cover letter stating your interest in the project topics and summary of your qualifications; (2) a CV; (3) two sample peer-reviewed publications; (4) a list of names and contact information of three references. The PDF file should send to Dr. Kung-Hui (Bella) Chu ( with the subject line “Chu lab_postdoc app_your last name”.

Applicants fail to follow the instruction will not be reviewed. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled. Note that only qualified candidates will be contacted for a video conference interview.

Interested applicants can find more information about Dr. Chu’s biotechnology lab at