PostDoc position in the field of Fluidized bed microbial anodes for wastewater treatment
PostDoc position in the field of Microbial electrodes for cathodic electrosynthesis
Starting from April 2019, the Department of Environmental Process Engineering at the University of Bremen (Germany) seeks candidates for a 2-year PostDoc position in the field of microbial electrodes for cathodic electrosynthesis. Candidates should hold a PhD in
Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology
(or related fields)
In close collaboration with project partners from chemistry, microbiology, and industry you will be performing research on novel microbial electrodes for cathodic electrosynthesis. Initially, You will study the influence of electrode characteristics (suface chemistry, nano- and microstructure, …) on microbe-electrode interaction and overall productivity. Later on, these electrodes will be characterized and optimized for application in lab-scale microbial
electrolysis cells operating on real industrial effluents. While your research will be focussed on the microbial electrosynthesis of methane and poly-hydroxybutyrate, also further processes could be studied.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent scientific record. Successful candidates must be good experimentators and possess strong communication skills. Ideally, the candidates are adept to scientific publication and have previous experience in microbiology and bioelectrochemistry.
What we offer
The University of Bremen and its Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology offer an excellent scientific environment for interdisciplinary research. The full-time position is affiliated to the Department of Environmental Process Engineering. Our interdisciplinary research is focused on fundamentals, materials, and processes for sustainable environmental engineering and biotechnology.
For further inquiries and applications please contact:
Prof. Dr.-Ing Sven Kerzenmacher