Our center is part of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, which supports a diversity of interdisciplinary research centers and is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. 

Candidates with documented experience in chemistry, applied microbiology, bioinformatics and risk analysis are encouraged to apply. To be considered, interested candidates should send a pdf of your CV, a brief statement of interest and unofficial transcripts to Erin Driver; [email protected]. For more general inquiries, address them to [email protected].

Current openings 

All open positions are posted on the Biodesign Institute website:

Postdoctoral fellowships

Funding mechanisms exist to support postdoctoral researchers who are citizens (or permanent residents) of the US or the EU. NIH F32 fellowships are available for US citizens or permanent residents to apply. 

Graduate research

Our laboratory group is accepting new doctoral students in the following degree programs.

Undergraduate Research Volunteer

Closes. Dec 1, 2022

The Halden lab within the Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering is seeking an undergraduate volunteer. The opportunity is to research areas including the analysis of human exposure to nano-/micro-plastics and the application of wastewater-based epidemiology to study population-level health, including but not limited to: substance use (licit/illicit), exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, communicable diseases, etc. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized, and able to work collaboratively as a member of a team. Initial projects will include the review and synthesis of existing literature, as well as wet lab work consistent with the applicant’s level of experience. This position involves interdisciplinary research and would be appropriate for students with an interest in chemistry, biochemistry, biological sciences and/or engineering, though students from other majors are welcome to apply.  This position involves 10+ hours/week of work. Applicants should send their CV as well as a letter describing their interest to Katie Henke ([email protected]).

Undergraduate research

The Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering welcomes undergraduate and Barrett, The Honors College students to work in our lab under the direction of a mentor from our faculty members, postdocs or graduate students.  This internship gives undergraduates the exciting opportunity to perform hands-on and cutting-edge research in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, proteomics, environmental engineering, public health, GIS and bioinformatics.

We do not require previous experience in a research lab, but students should have taken one or more biology/biochemistry or organic chemistry lab courses. Expect to spend at least 10-15 hours per week on your internship, preferably in several contiguous blocks of 3-4 hours. Upon completion of one successful semester, students are eligible to earn credit when continuing their internship.

To apply, send a CV, unofficial transcript and a brief statement of interest to [email protected].

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