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Job ID: 205388

Post-doctoral Scientist
Drexel University

Date Posted Feb. 10, 2023
Title Post-doctoral Scientist
University Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Polymer Science
    Mechanical Engineering
    Food Process Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

Job Summary

The Sales Laboratory at Drexel University is seeking outstanding candidates for multiple open postdoctoral positions. Special consideration is taken for candidates with a multidisciplinary background, specifically in microbial sciences and nature-inspired materials engineering.

Essential Functions

  • Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in applied microbiology and genetic engineering of bacteria and/or fungi.
  • Focus is placed on candidates who have experience working in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary research group.
  • The successful candidates will work on engineering microbial systems for restoring aged and damaged concrete materials.
  • Specifically, the candidates will contribute to the development of bacterial-fungal processes for vascularization, crack-healing, and corrosion mitigation strategies in concrete.
  • The candidates will work with the Sales Laboratory and in strong collaboration with other professors and research groups at Drexel University, including the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Sciences (CAEE), Material Sciences and Engineering (MSE), and Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM), as well as at other academic institutions and government agencies involved in the project. More information about the Sales Laboratory can be found at:

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD of Doctorate in Microbiology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related field is required.
  • Research experience in applied microbiology and/or genetic engineering of bacteria/fungi is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research and/or academic background in microbial biochemistry, mycology, and bacteriology
  • Research experience in genetic engineering of bacteria and/or fungi
  • Highly motivated and interested in interdisciplinary research
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced interdisciplinary research environment

  • Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that welcomes individuals from diverse and neurodiverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our Policies page to view all University policies related to Human Resources and News and Announcements for workplace postings.

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Contact Information

  • Christopher Sales
    Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
    Drexel University
    3141 Chestnut St
    Curtis 251
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • 215-525-4332


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