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Environmental Engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Date Posted 06/22/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information

Position Title Environmental Engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow
College/Unit College of Science and Engineering
Home Department School of Engineering and Technology
Employee Group Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Position Classification Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Begin Date 08/01/2021
Position End Date 07/31/2022
Position Summary

A postdoctoral position in molecular microbial ecology and environmental engineering is available immediately in the Williams Laboratory in the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Michigan University. The successful candidate will work on research projects related to developing molecular tools and assays for detection of microbial pathogens and functional genes in water and soil, sampling and genomic analysis for wastewater surveillance of microbial and viral targets, and assessment of clinically relevant functional genes (including antimicrobial resistance genes) and their dissemination in the environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the preparation of manuscripts for publication of research efforts and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in environmental engineering, environmental sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, or a related field (within the last six years).

Expertise with one or more environmental genomics approaches (qPCR, metagenomics, bioinformatics, etc.) to characterize microbial functional genes in environmental samples.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Experience with environmental biotechnology and/or antimicrobial resistance research is strongly desired.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications
Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position.

This position has an initial one-year appointment with the possibility of an extension.

Please submit a cover letter to the attention of the “Hiring Committee”, a resume/CV, and a list of three references.

About the Department

The School of Engineering and Technology currently offers five ABET accredited engineering programs in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, industrial engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology, and has recently started the environmental engineering program. The School of Engineering and Technology presently has 26 full-time faculty members and also offers an undergraduate major in product design engineering technology. The School also has an MS in Engineering program. Courses are taught in an attractive 70,000 square foot engineering & technology building which houses more than twenty laboratories and support spaces. Additional information about the department may be found on the department website .

Posting Begins 06/03/2021
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled No
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie ).

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:
Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
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