Post Doc Fellow- Genetics and Physiology of Electrotrophic bacteria

Post Doctoral Fellow position at the University of Cincinnati in the Rowe Lab (

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati is accepting applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow position studying Physiology Genetics of Electrochemically Active Microbes.  This position is assigned to the Rowe Lab ( as a researcher in the area of microbial genetics and genomics, with a special focus on non-model systems. Position will primarily focus on a funded project aimed at utilizing high throughput genetics to uncovering novel mechanisms of electron uptake in marine sediment bacteria. These microbes are capable of chemolithoautotrophy from solid mineral phases and/or poised potential electrodes, making them valuable for biotechnology applications. This position will also include opportunities to work on and develop projects on new electron transfer interactions in communities, and perform self-directed projects in microbial electrophysiology.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Recent PhD in environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, microbial genetics, environmental engineering or related field
  • Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills


Applicants should also possess these desired skills:

  • Proficiency with microbial genetic techniques
  • Proficiency with basic bioinformatics and microbial genomics
  • Ability to work with a team and act as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts in microbiology, microbial physiology and microbial ecology
  • Knowledge in geochemistry of metals and metal cycling
  • Experience working with microbial cultivation: pure culture and/or microbial communities

Application Process:

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application at (Search Requisition #34549). In addition to the online application you must attach a current copy of your resume or CV.  In addition to these items, you must also include a cover letter, not to exceed two pages, detailing your interest and qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to respond to a question describing your experience with, and commitment to diversity. We will begin reviewing applications as they are received and continue to accept and review applications until the position has been filled.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 34549 


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati 
Job Segment: Genetics, Geology, Microbiology, Biotech, Chemistry, Engineering, Science

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Open until filled
Location: Cincinnati