Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation

Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation

The CEDB pursues modern biological research addressing local and regional environmental issues with world-class science.

Overview Mission

The Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB), established in 1990, works in collaboration with affiliated academic departments and diverse external organizations to enrich the research, teaching, and service functions of the University of West Florida. The CEDB engages in basic and applied research pertinent to the assessment and improvement of environmental health; provides research and training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students: delivers several core courses and specialized elective courses in support of academic programs in life and environmental sciences; and contributes to public service, including activities to enrich science education at K-12 levels.

Research Opportunity

Graduate Research Assistant

Education: BS in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field.

Experience: Applicants should have background and interest in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or microbial ecology. Should be familiar with molecular techniques, instrumental analysis, and culturing microorganisms.

Duties: Conduct research on the discovery of metabolic diversity for biodegradation and biosynthesis of organic compounds. Biodegradation studies involve exploration of metabolic diversity among bacteria that degrade both synthetic and natural organic compounds. Biocatalysis involves discovery of new metabolic diversity for the synthesis of organic compounds.

Application is available at Lab Tech.  For additional information regarding this research opportunity contact Dr. Jim Spain, CEDB.


Charitable donations to support our work are welcome. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Checks can be made payable to "UWF Foundation", with "CEDB" in the memo line. Or, donate through the Office of Development's "Online Giving" website at Charitable Donations, and select CEDB as the designation.