Ph.D. Assistantships in Environmental Engineering (Environmental Chemistry for Water Treatment and Reuse)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Ph.D. Student
Job Institution: 
University of Southern California
Job Description: 

The Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California invites applicants for two Ph.D. assistantships in environmental engineering, with a particular emphasis on environmental chemistry in water treatment and reuse. The research assistantships will focus on identifying sources of chronic health risk from recycled wastewater consumption, and improving water reuse practices to protect public health. Applicants should have a B.S. in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or equivalent. Applicants with an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, or Organic Chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The Astani CEE department is home to a rapidly expanding environmental engineering program, with six new faculty hired since 2012, and recently renovated water research laboratory. The laboratory will soon be home to extensive analytical equipment, including a triple quadrupole GC/MS and high resolution LC/MS.

USC is located near downtown Los Angeles, a major metropolis (pop. 4M) with easy access to Southern California’s many beaches, mountains, and deserts, and an agreeable year-round climate.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Daniel McCurry ( and include a statement of research interests and a resume/CV. The application deadline to be considered for full support is December 15th. Successful applicants will be provided with a full tuition waiver, benefits, and a competitive stipend. Women, underrepresented minorities, students with disabilities, and military veterans are all encouraged to apply. More information regarding applying to the USC Graduate School can be found here: