The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Wyoming is seeking an energetic and self-motivated doctoral student to work on developing next generation treatment technologies for oil and gas produced waters. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2017 (fall semester). The position is a fully funded research assistantship covering tuition/fees, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. The research focus for this position involves the development and evaluation of a novel magnetic water treatment process with a focus on disinfection and organics removal. The student will evaluate the process at both fundamental and applied levels. A previous degree (BS or MS) in chemistry or chemical, environmental, or civil engineering is highly desired. Desired qualifications include experience with microbiology or molecular biology, as well as working knowledge of HPLC and GCMS. Candidates with previous experience in water treatment are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a strong academic record and excellent English communication skills.
The University of Wyoming offers a world-class education in Laramie, WY (population ~ 30,000), which is located approximately 2 hrs north of Denver, CO. Founded in 1886, the university each year welcomes more than 14,000 students from all 50 states and 90 countries. Minimum admission requirements to the University of Wyoming Department of Chemical Engineering graduate program are a GRE score of 305 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Karen Wawrousek via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 307.766.5409. Applicants must provide a copy of their CV, summary of relevant research experiences, and a 1-page statement summarizing their reasons for pursuing a PhD and their career goals.