Environmental Biotechnology

Job Type
Job Rank
Master Student
Job Institution
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Job Description

Dr. Wonjae Chang’s Lab in the Department of Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (https://www.usask.ca/), is looking for highly motivated graduate students to conduct environmental remediation research for contaminated soils and groundwater.

Master Position in the hybrid remediation of sites impacted by natural resource extractions. This position requires strong background knowledge in culturing and preservation techniques for functionalized microbial consortia, microbial community analyses (metagenomics), and/or the characterization of mineral-microbe interactions for industrial or environmental remediation applications. Interested candidates are required to hold a bachelor’s degree for admission to the M.Sc. program (preferably in industrial biotechnology, environmental/industrial microbiology, geomicrobiology, environmental engineering with a focus on bioremediation, or other related fields). Assets include knowledge of mineral/material-microbe interactions or biomaterials, as well as hands-on experience in molecular biology, microbial culturing techniques and/or biomaterial characterization.

Other requirements: Applicants must also meet the English proficiency requirements (e.g., TOEFL) and minimum requirements of GPA for admission to the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Graduate Studies and Research: https://grad.usask.ca/admissions/admission-requirements.php#Minimumadmissionrequirements

How to apply: If you meet the admission and project requirements above, send your CV to Dr. Wonjae Chang (wonjae.chang@usask.ca), including non-expired English proficiency test results (if applicable). Only selected shortlist candidates will be contacted. Candidates will not receive a confirmation email upon submission of their application and CV, and applicants that did not make the shortlist will not be contacted.