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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.