PhD Position – Aquatic microbiome and micropollutants

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY, USA

The You Lab in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering at the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (SUNY ESF) is recruiting a new PhD student to start as early as January 2022. Research in the You Lab ( probes interdisciplinary subjects related to the environmental microbiome in both natural and engineered systems.

This PhD position will focuses on interactions between microbiomes and emerging contaminants in aquatic systems. The ideal candidate should 1) have a BS/MS degree in Environmental Engineering or Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or Biotechnology, Environmental Science, or related field, 2) have prior experience in molecular microbiology (e.g. qPCR, metagenomics) or programming (e.g. R, Python), and 3) be self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively. The student will receive a full tuition scholarship and a 12-month stipend.

About the campus and the region:

SUNY ESF, located in Syracuse, NY, is the premier college in the U.S. focused on the science, design, engineering and management of natural resources and the environment. The college shares a longstanding partnership with neighboring Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University, through which ESF students can avail themselves of a variety of academic options, research facilities, and extracurricular activities. The You lab is located in the Baker Laboratory building (133,500 sq. ft.) that houses the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering, the Analytical & Technical Services, and other research facilities. The Syracuse area offers plentiful cultural and civic opportunities, low cost of living, and the great outdoors (e.g., Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, the Thousand Islands, the Adirondack Mountains, the Niagara Falls).

How to apply: Candidates will be considered for PhD admission through either Ecological Engineering or Environmental Science. Interested applicants should contact Dr. You (yyou [AT] esf [DOT] edu) with email subject as “2022Spring PhD Application” and include: 1) A statement of research interests and experience, 2) CV/Resume, 3) contact information for 3 professional references, and 4) unofficial transcripts & standardized test reports.






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