Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology

Monday, March 21, 2022
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Ph.D. students
Job Institution: 
Texas A&M University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University at College Station is seeking two Ph.D. students to join Dr. Chu’s biotechnology laboratory starting Summer or Fall 2022.   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/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 to Dr. Kung-Hui Chu (kchu@civil.tamu.edu) with the subject line “Chu lab_PhD application_name”: a cover letter stating interest in the project and summary of qualifications with names and contact information of two references, and a resume (with GRE, GPA, and TOFEL scores).  Initial review of applications will begin on April 1, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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