Come join us in Ottawa!

The Environmental Biogeochemistry and Biotechnology lab is looking for undergraduate and graduate students to lead research examining how microbes control the fate of contaminants in the environment. We believe the best science occurs when people from varied backgrounds come together to solve problems. This means we want a diverse team built from different lived experiences and identities—including yours!

Undergraduates can join the lab through the Chemistry or Biochemistry Honours program, the NSERC USRA program, or internships supported through I-CUREUS at Carleton. Graduate students interested in joining the lab must be accepted into the Chemistry M.Sc. or Ph.D. programs at Carleton, with the option to specialize in Biochemistry or Chemical and Environmental Toxicology.

Open positions

Microbial metal cycling in e-waste

We are looking for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students to lead research projects on microbial iron and cobalt cycling in habitats contaminated with e-waste starting January 2023. Please see the detailed postings and instructions on how to apply here: Undergraduate and graduate student opportunities.

Evaluating the fate of microbial consortia in the environment

We are recruiting a M.Sc. student to lead a research collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada starting September 2022 or January 2023. This research will contribute directly to policies on the safe use of microbial consortia in the environment. Please see the full posting and instructions to apply here: ECCC Graduate Opportunity.