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Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Tulane University
Uptown Campus
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:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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