The Michigan Society of Fellows offers a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows that provides three years of academic support. Fellows are funded to initiate a research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the University.
The University of Washington, Seattle invites applications for four postdoctoral scholar positions in two interdisciplinary projects in environmental science and engineering. One project will involve the development of a novel biotechnology for water treatment, building on knowledge of natural microbial communities to construct synthetic assemblages of anaerobic and aerobic ammonia oxidizers for nitrogen removal. We are seeking candidates in a) reactor technology/process engineering b) mathematical modelling of biological systems and c) microbial ecology/physiology.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has an opening for an ASM Journals Fellow. The purpose of the fellowship is to conduct research and analysis in peer-reviewed scientific publishing. Specific research areas that have been initially identified include:
The Hatzenpichler Lab at Montana State University, Bozeman, is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to study the spatial organization of microbial activity in marine sediments. Specifically, we seek to analyze the identity, three-dimensional distribution, and cell-cell interactions of metabolically active microbes in salt marsh and deep-sea sediments.
Postdoctoral position available in David Wang’s laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position. The successful candidate will to contribute to and oversee an ongoing research project related to mainstream application of anammox bioprocesses for resource efficient nitrogen removal and resource recovery from municipal wastewater. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to a new related project on characterization of mechanical/ material properties of mixed-culture biofilms.
The laboratory of Patrick D. Schloss at the University of Michigan is recruiting individuals interested in postdoctoral training in the field of microbiome research. Our research group has openings for postdoctoral trainees interested in understanding how gut microbiota affect the progression of diseases including Clostridium difficile infections and the severity of colorectal cancer. We primarily use culture-independent tools combined with computational methods to answer biological questions in a community context.
Collaborators at Emory University are performing on-going investigations of the microbiome (including 16S rRNA gene sequencing and metagenomics sequencing) of pregnant women and their offspring, and the role the microbiome plays in birth outcomes and infant growth and development. The investigative team is multi-disciplinary and involves faculty across Emory’s Health Sciences Schools, including the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health.
The University of Michigan is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Engineering to join a team of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and drinking water practitioners to research the ozone-biofiltration drinking water treatment plant in Ann Arbor, MI with a focus on optimizing filter operation while reducing selection for opportunistic pathogens. The research will be supervised by Lutgarde Raskin and Terese Olson (University of Michigan) and Brian Steglitz and Larry Sanford (City of Ann Arbor).
A list of recent career opportunities (at all levels) posted on the American Society of Microbiology's Career Connections website.