The Bioprocess Engineering Research Group (BIOERG) at the Department of Environmental Engineering in Middle East Technical University invites applications for a qualified post-doctoral scholar. The successful candidate will oversee research related to the development of microbial/microbial electrochemical processes in relation to hydrogen and methane production. Current projects of the research group focus on hyperthermophilic hydrogen production in microbial electrolysis cells using pure culture of iron-reducing microorganisms, electromethanogenesis and its integration to conventional anaerobic digestion systems, low strenght wastewater treatment in anaerobic systems and nutrient recovery.

In addition, the candidate may supervise graduate and/or undergraduate students, prepare project reports and manuscripts, and contribute significantly to the preparation of competitively funded research proposals. The project may support exploratory research and laboratory method development to inform and strengthen research proposals. This position is likely to support more than one key project; high impact-high quality publications are expected.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Life Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and experience in experimental work in the areas of microbiology, molecular biology, or bioprocess engineering in academic or industrial settings;
  • Proven project management skills and experience;
  • Very good mastering of English;
  • Excellent organization skills, sufficient to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team with strong ability to interact efficiently in an international environment.
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem-solving ability.

  • Preferred specific skills:

  • Laboratory experience with strict anaerobic microorganism culturing;
  • Experience in conducting or supporting microbial community analysis;

  • To Apply:

    Please send your resume to dilsad@metu.edu.tr