Environmental Biotechnology - PFAS & bioproducts

Job Type
Job Rank
Ph.D. student
Job Institution
Texas A&M University
Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University at College Station, https://www.tamu.edu/index.html, is seeking two Ph.D. students to join Dr. Chu’s biotechnology laboratory starting Fall 2024 and/or Spring 2025. The projects will focus on biodegradation/degradation of PFAS and emerging contaminants, or production of biofuel and/or valued products.

The ideal candidate must have a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering or environmental microbiology (or related field) with specific expertise in laboratory methods for microbiology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, or bioinformatics or modeling. Successful applicants will also demonstrate excellent writing and oral communication skill, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Applicants should send the following materials as a single pdf file containing: (1) a cover letter stating your interest in the project topics and summary of your qualifications; (2) a resume (with GRE, GPA, and TOFEL scores and laboratory skills); (3) a sample peer-reviewed publication (if any); (4) a list of names and contact information of two references. The PDF file should send to Dr. Kung-Hui (Bella) Chu (kchu@civil.tamu.edu) with the subject line “Chu lab_PhD application_name”.

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

Interested applicants can find more information about Dr. Chu lab at https://chulab.engr.tamu.edu/.