PhD position in Environmental Microbiology with the School of Environmental Sciences
Dr. Kari Dunfield is seeking applicants for a PhD position in Environmental Microbiology at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. The project will focus on genetic-based characterization of toluene biodegradation at a local contaminated site. It will be part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-year study being conducted with industry partners on the efficacy of phytoremediation efforts. The project will involve the study of microbial communities in rock, soil, groundwater and plant material, and data will be linked to measures of bioremediation activity, such as contaminant concentrations. Applicants should have strong interest and research experience in microbial biology, as well as a desire to improve understanding of contaminant fate and biological remediation. Funding is available, though applicants are encouraged to apply for external awards. The position will be available beginning either spring or fall 2015.
The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph comprises a true integration of the life and physical sciences to address important environmental issues in forest, aquatic and agro- ecosystems. In addition to its unique research capabilities, the SES is committed to providing a learner- centred education to undergraduate and graduate students – one that is second to none in North America. The University of Guelph is a research-intensive, top comprehensive research institution. The city of Guelph offers an excellent quality of life and is top-rated among medium-sized cities in Canada.
For further information about this position, please contact: Dr. Kari Dunfield Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Environmental Microbiology of Agro-Ecosystems University of Guelph 519 824-4120 ext. 58088 firstname.lastname@example.org