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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - The Hartmann Laboratory Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Hartmann lab is seeking independent, resourceful postdoctoral researchers experienced in molecular biology who are broadly interested in microbial ecology and infectious disease.  Potential projects include development of ecologically inspired molecular therapeutics for infection and detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens on aircraft cabin air filters.  Candidates are also encouraged to propose research topics of their own related to environmental chemistry and microbiomes. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in molecular biology, microbiology, bacteriophages, and culture and genetic manipulation of bacteria and yeast
  • Have a combination of the following skills: design and use of CRISPR/Cas; DNA manipulation and analysis; PCR and plate-reader assay development
  • Practical experience with genome analytics of whole genome sequence data
  • Have a familiarity designing and hands on experience using gene editing technologies
  • Proficient in molecular biology techniques, including design and construction of genetic constructs using enzymatic (e.g. Gibson assembly) or yeast-based approaches
  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize experimental protocols
  • Strong writing skills

For more information: Please visit the lab's website.

To apply: Provide a cover letter describing your previous research and your interest in the lab, and a CV with names and contact information for references to

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.