Drinking Water Quality/Microbial Risk Assessment

Friday, March 17, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Graduate Research Assistant
Job Institution: 
Michigan Sate University
Job Description: 

The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department at Michigan State University is seeking PhD applicants to work under the guidance of Dr. Jade Mitchell on risk assessment projects related to drinking water quality impacted by low flows and water conservation. The research will involve environmental microbiology, fate and transport modeling within distribution and premise plumbing networks and statistical modeling.

Ideal candidates possess an M.S. degree in biological and/or agricultural engineering, civil and/or environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or related fields. Post-baccalaureate candidates who can demonstrate significant achievements in undergraduate research may also be considered. Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team are required. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with backgrounds in risk modeling and with programming experience.

The position will start by the Fall 2017 semester and applications will be accepted until it is filled. The selected candidate will receive a competitive stipend, tuition remission and benefits. Application and admission to the doctoral program in BAE is required. Interested students should send the following information to Dr. Jade Mitchell (jade@msu.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).

More information:

Mitchell Research Group: https://www.egr.msu.edu/bae/profiles/jade-mitchell

Graduate School: https://admissions.msu.edu/apply/graduate-students/default.aspx

BAE Department: https://www.egr.msu.edu/bae/.