Chistoserdov’s laboratory is currently seeking a Ph.D. level student (Research Assistant) to work on the NASA funded project “Production of Fuels and Other Life Support Products Using Wastewaters as a Feed into a Space-Based Biochemical Conversion System (BIOSYS)”. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Chemical Engineering. The student is expected to isolate and/or genetically engineer anaerobic microorganisms or consortia capable of increased production of molecular hydrogen and methane, which will be used by astronauts on Mars as a fuel. Applicants are encouraged to apply to the Biology Department Ph.D. program for the January 2019 admission deadline, however, later applications will also be considered. The NASA grant covers both tuition and stipend.