PostDoc position: Microbial electrodes for cathodic electrosynthesis


Starting from April 2019, the Department of Environmental Process Engineering at the University of Bremen (Germany) seeks candidates for a 2-year PostDoc position in the field of microbial electrodes for cathodic electrosynthesis. Candidates should hold a PhD in

Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology
(or related fields)

Your task
In close collaboration with project partners from chemistry, microbiology, and industry you will be performing research on novel microbial electrodes for cathodic electrosynthesis. Initially, You will study the influence of electrode characteristics (suface chemistry, nano- and microstructure, …) on microbe-electrode interaction and overall productivity. Later on, these electrodes will be characterized and optimized for application in lab-scale microbial electrolysis cells operating on real industrial effluents. While your research will be focussed on the microbial electrosynthesis of methane and poly-hydroxybutyrate, also further processes could be studied.

Your profile
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent scientific record. Successful candidates must be good experimentators and possess strong com-munication skills. Ideally, the candidates are adept to scientific publication and have previous experience in microbiology and bio-electrochemistry.

What we offer
The University of Bremen and its Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology offer an excellent scientific environment for interdisciplinary research. The full-time position is affiliated to the Department of Environmental Process Engineering. Our interdisciplinary research is focused on fundamentals, materials, and processes for sustainable environmental engineering and biotechnology.

Contact details: 
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sven Kerzenmacher
Contact email address:
Expiration date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019