- Research Assistant
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a prospective doctoral student to study in the area of environmental biotechnology and environmental microbiology. The student will conduct research in investigating the emergence and persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in the soil-plant ecosystem. Graduate research and teaching assistantships are available for the position. The student selected for the position is expected to start in Spring or Fall 2019. Applicants should have a degree in environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, or related fields; strong academic records; excellent English communication skills; and high self-motivations. Experiences with microbiology and molecular biology techniques (e.g., culture-based methods, quantitative PCR, and metagenomics) are desirable, but not required. Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Xu Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their C.V. and submit their applications online (https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/programs/CivilEngineering#apply).
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a public university chartered in 1869, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research Extensive university. UNL locates in the city of Lincoln, a friendly midsize city with a population 280,000 in the Midwestern United States. Lincoln is one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwestern US and provides great employment opportunities.