Uranium remediation, hydraulic fracturing, wastewater reuse, or wildfires and infrastructure

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
M.S. and Ph.D. positions
Job Institution: 
University of New Mexico
Job Description: 

At least 4 research assistants in environmental engineering and water resources at the MS or PhD levels are sought by the University of New Mexico Center for Water and the Environment. Areas of interest include:

- Investigation of physical, biological, and chemical processes for restoration of aquifers contaminated by uranium mining (contact Dr. Jose Cerrato, jcerrato@unm.edu)

- Study movement of fluids associated with hydraulic fracturing to assess contamination potential  (contact Dr. John Stormont, jcstorm@unm.edu)

- Integrated modeling for quantifying wildfire impacts on water infrastructure (contact Dr. Vanessa Valentin, vv@unm.edu)

- Integrated modeling of water reuse systems (contact Dr. Andrew Schuler, schuler@unm.edu)

Funding will be through a CREST grant from the National Science Foundation. Applicants should be U.S. citizens, have a B.S. and/or M.S. in environmental, civil, or chemical engineering; biology; computer science; or related fields; and strong language skills.

UNM is the flagship research university for the state of New Mexico, with easy access to excellent cultural and recreational resources, as well as collaborative opportunities with nearby Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories.

Interested applicants may contact Dr. Andrew Schuler (schuler@unm.edu) or the project leads listed above.

Applications: https://grad.unm.edu/prospective-students/apply-now.html.

UNM Center for Water and Environment: http://cwe.unm.edu 

University of New Mexico: http://www.unm.edu