Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Uptown Campus
Open Date:
Jan 9, 2023

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, The Sandoval Group at Tulane University

The Sandoval group at Tulane University is seeking applications for a post-doctoral research associate to work on a fast-paced, applied research project funded by the Dept. of Energy’s ARPAE ECOSYNBIO program aimed at bioenergy production through consumption of carbon dioxide. A description of the project can be found here. The postdoctoral researcher working in the Sandoval lab will conduct and coordinate experiments, serve as mentor to graduate students and undergraduate students involved in the project, attend regularly scheduled meetings, aid in the preparation of quarterly reports, and aid in the maintenance of essential laboratory equipment. The position is for 1 year, starting 1/23/23 with the potential for renewal dependent on performance and funding.


Candidates for this position are expected to hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or closely related fields. Excellent organization, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Applicants should be able to independently perform experimentation with mesophilic Clostridium including the ability to acquire, analyze, and interpret data using a range of analytical tools. Applicants should be able to communicate findings in written reports, journal articles, and oral presentations. Experience with Clostridium cell culturing, next generation sequencing preparation and data interpretation, cloning, liquid chromatography, and standard molecular biology techniques are strongly encouraged.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should esubmit the following information.

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • List of 3 references & contact information for individuals who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications beyond information available in the CV

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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