Environmental Engineering: Environmental Microbiology/Water Reuse

Monday, March 13, 2017
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
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Seeking: Ph.D. Student in Environmental Engineering

Topic: Environmental Microbiology/Water Reuse

Start Date: Fall 2017

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is seeking a Ph.D. student to work under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Gerrity on projects related to biodegradation of trace organic compounds and disinfection byproduct precursors. The work will incorporate elements of environmental microbiology and advanced wastewater treatment in the context of water reuse.

The ideal candidate will possess an M.S. in civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, microbiology, or related fields. Exceptional B.S.-level candidates may also be considered. Past laboratory experience in environmental microbiology and molecular methods, specifically real-time PCR, sequencing, and bioinformatics, is preferred. The candidate is also expected to have a strong academic record and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This position is available for the Fall 2017 semester, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The selected candidate will receive a competitive stipend, full tuition, and benefits. Interested applicants are requested to send the following (as a single PDF file) to Dr. Gerrity (daniel.gerrity@unlv.edu):

(1)  a cover letter describing your research interests and career objectives,

(2)  a curriculum vitae (including GRE and TOEFL scores as applicable),

(3)  the names of at least 3 references, and

(4)  a copy of one of your recent publications (if applicable).

Additional information is available at the following websites:

UNLV: http://www.unlv.edu/

Dr. Gerrity’s Research: http://faculty.unlv.edu/wpmu/dgerrity/