PhD Position Biofilm Microbial Ecology: USA

PhD assistantship in biofilm microbial ecology at the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN, USA).

I am looking to recruit one PhD student to start Spring 2021 (January) to join the Brown Lab ( in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis.

This is a funded PhD research assistantship (2 years funding) with financial support for additional years to be provided by the candidate acting as a teaching assistant (11-month support). Because of this, F1 visa applicants are required to have sufficient TOEFL or IETLS scores.

This NSF funded research examines biological and chemical interactions on biofilm heavy metal adsorption and release. Candidate will be investigating biofilm community dynamics and gene expression as related to heavy metal contamination. Preference will be given to students who have a strong background in next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, are interested in machine learning, and who possess and a strong sense of scientific curiosity. A MS degree is not required but preferred.

If interested, please contact me (Shawn Brown) at with “Memphis PhD position” in the subject line. Include in the email (in PDF format) a short description of your interests, experience, and career goals that includes undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) transcripts (unofficial). Also include a CV/resume. The GRE is not required for admission at the University of Memphis. Applicants will be screened as interest is expressed.

This is an equal opportunity position and I welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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