Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Phototrophic Biofilms.
Carbon dioxide mitigation using thermotolerant phototrophs.
The Ohio University, Oakridge National Laboratory and Montana State
University, Department of Microbiology have been awarded funds by the
Department of Energy to design, build and set operating parameters for a
small pilot plant to reduce the carbon dioxide levels in coal-fired power
plant emissions. The position is in the Department of Microbiology at
Montana State University, Bozeman , MT. The part of the project to be
carried out at MSU is to isolate thermotolerant phototrophs from thermal
areas in Montana and neighboring states and characterize them
physiologically [especially in their ability to form stable biofilms]. The
organisms will be supplied to the engineers in Ohio who will utilize them
in an existing fixed film bio-reactor. The applicant should have a Ph.D.
in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related field, be
acquainted with isolation techniques for phototrophs, and be conversant
with molecular technology related to taxonomy and biodiversity. The
successful candidate will be able to collaborate with
non-biologically-educated colleagues and able to work with minimal
supervision. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be housed in the
Department of Microbiology and affiliated with the NASA - supported Thermal
Biology Institute at MSU. The position is available immediately. The
project is renewable for two years. Respond to Keith E. Cooksey,
Research Professor, Department of Microbiology, MSU-Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
59717, 994 6136, umbkc at montana.edu Screening of applications will
begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is
hired. ADA/EO/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer.
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