Dr. Zuyi (Jacky) Huang in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Villanova University has an Ph.D. position available at the beginning of the coming January (i.e., Jan of 2018). The PhD candidate should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in chemical engineering or biology-related disciplines. Potential projects are related to, but not limited to, experimental and modeling research for antimicrobial compound discovery and immune-systems modeling. The on-going projects in Dr. Huang’s Systems Biology group include: 1) studying the metabolism of biofilm-associated pathogens; 2) modeling the signal transduction pathways of acute phase response; 3) scaling up bioreactors (e.g., microbial fuel cells and Ambr 15) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approaches. Preference will be given to the candidates with M.S. degree and microbial experiment experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to email their CVs to Dr. Huang ([log in to unmask]) for more detail. Villanova University is ranked #46 among the nation’s best colleges and universities by US News & World Report in its 2018 “Best Colleges” rankings. The university is located 12 miles from Philadelphia along the historic Main Line. From its founding in 1842 to its position today as a leading Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, Villanova University has forged a path of academic excellence. The Department of Chemical Engineering at Villanova has a good connection with local pharmaceutical companies.