[ES_JOBS_NET] Fwd: 2 Ph.D. positions, University of Pennsylvania, geomicrobiology and ecophysiology

Ileana Perez-Rodriguez perezrod at usc.edu
Sun Dec 11 19:47:38 MST 2016

*Two Graduate Research Assistant Positions*

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science and the Center for Energy
Research at the University of Pennsylvania seek graduate students
interested in any of the following research areas: geomicrobiology,
ecology, microbe-microbe and microbe-mineral interactions, biogeochemistry,
ecophysiology and bioenergetics. Potential projects include:

*i) Microbial remediation of asbestos- *This project provides the
opportunity to interrogate microbe-mineral interactions in human-disposed

*ii) Bioenergetic principles of energy metabolism- *This project will focus
on the ecophysiology of hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis and/or Fe(III)
reduction from marine geothermal environments.

*iii) Taxonomic classification- *Isolation and characterization of novel
chemosynthetic microorganisms from anoxic environments.

The prospective students will be expected to work at the interface between
geology, chemistry, and biology.

method) skills, preparation of chemical solutions, microbial culturing,
microscopy, molecular phylogenetics, aqueous/gas chemistry quantification,
experimental design skills, data-logging, broad scientific literacy and
cultural competence. The successful applicants will be awarded a Ph.D.
Fellowship package that includes: tuition, fees, health care and stipend
for living expenses. These packages are available starting Fall 2017.

For more information about the Department of Earth and Environmental
Science go to: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/earth/

APPLY HERE: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/earth/doctoral-programs/how-apply

If interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Ileana
Pérez- Rodríguez at: perezrod at usc.edu
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