Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rice University

United States

 

Position Summary

A collaborative team at Rice University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position under the joint supervision of Profs. Lauren Stadler, Caroline Masiello, and Joff Silberg. The postdoctoral researcher will work on an NSF-funded project focused on environmental applications of synthetic biology.

The specific goals of the project are to understand: 
(1) what conditions promote genetic mobilization of antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater communities? 
(2) which community members are critical to the transfer of antibiotic resistance genes to pathogens?

The research project will involve the development of biosensors for measuring horizontal gene transfer of antibiotic resistance genes in situ and the deployment of the sensors in bioreactor experiments.

Education Required

PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Major/Discipline

Synthetic biology, bioengineering, environmental engineering, cell biology, biosciences, or related field.

Experience Required

No experience required

Skills Required

Knowledge in molecular biology, cloning, genetic engineering.

Physical Demands

Must be able to complete laboratory work. May require minor lifting (10lbs).

Working Conditions

May be required to work extended hours to meet research project requirements.

Security Sensitive

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Upload two relevant publications under Writing Sample and Writing Sample 2.

Quick Link for Posting

 http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/19290

Job Duty Name

- Research Work

- Laboratory / Meetings

Description of Job Duty

- Plans and executes original research projects
- Development of biosensors for measuring horizontal gene transfer of antibiotic resistance genes in situ
- Deployment of the sensors in bioreactor experiments

- Meets project deadlines and reporting requirements
- Attends and participates in laboratory meetings
- Meets with larger collaborative group
- Meets individually with Dr. Lauren Stadler and other members of the research team
- Facilitates collaborations with the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional project team

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Writing Sample 2
  5. References/Recommendation Request
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in synthetic biology, bioengineering, environmental engineering, cell biology, biosciences, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will have by Spring/Summer 2019


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