Kostka Lab People

Meet our research team

Group photo showing the entire Kostka Lab group
Our lab is composed of an array of postdoctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduates, and other staff. Check out the links at the left to meet the members of our lab and learn a little about their research interests. We also collaborate with investigators from institutions elsewhere in the United States and around the world.

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Postdoctoral Associate/ Microbial Ecology/ Georgia Institute of Technology

Position available immediately in the School of Biology at Georgia Tech for participation in microbiological research centering on the ecology and biogeochemistry of sedimentary microorganisms. Our group is especially interested in the microbial mediation of the carbon, nitrogen, and metal cycles. Ongoing projects include the: 1) rates, pathways, and controls of nitrate respiration and N removal, 2) response of coastal ecosystems to oil hydrocarbons from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and 3) composition of decomposer microbial communities in response to climatic forcings that determine carbon storage and sequestration in northern peatlands. Duties will include field and laboratory research as part of an active, multidisciplinary group. Training and experience in microbiology is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and laboratory experience as well as those with experience in microbial community analysis using molecular biology techniques and/ or the cultivation of anaerobic prokaryotes. The salary is negotiable, will be commensurate with experience, and will include full benefits. Georgia Tech, located in the city center of Atlanta, is one of the top research universities in the United States. To apply for the position, send a cover letter detailing previous experience and a curriculum vitae to Dr. Joel Kostka, joel.kostka@biology.gatech.edu, School of Biology, Georgia Tech, 310 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0230. Applications will be accepted until a suitable individual is found.

For further information, see our lab website (http://www.joelkostka.net).


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Smiling members of the Kostka labWe currently seek motivated and advanced undergraduates seeking research experience in microbiology and environmental chemistry.



Contact Dr. Kostka by email at joel.kostka@biology.gatech.edu