*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

USFS Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station located in Olympia, Washington. 

PhD in Environmental Biotechnology

The environmental biotechnology research group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has a fully-funded Ph.D. position available starting in Spring 2023. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Wang on projects related to municipal wastewater treatment, resource recovery, and contaminant removal. 

Water Quality and Treatment

Positions: Postdoctoral Scholar and PhD Student in Wildfire and Drinking Water Treatment

Location: Montana State University- Bozeman, Montana

Job Description: The Department of Civil Engineering at Montana State University has funded positions available for a Postdoctoral Scholar (24-month commitment) and a PhD Student to begin January 2023, or as soon as suitable candidates are found.

Graduate Student positions on PFAS risks related to Treated Wastewater Irrigation at the Clemson University, South Carolina, US

Graduate student, research assistant, and post-doctoral positions are available immediately at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, in Georgetown, South Carolina for the risks of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) caused by treated wastewater irrigation in agricultural soils. This position will be supported by a recently funded USDA-AFRI project entitled “Identifying effective farming practices to reduce risks of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food crop productions”.

Environmental Electrochemistry

Electrochemical processes can play a crucial role in reducing the output of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impact of climate changes. My group seeks to fill important knowledge gaps in the water-energy-food nexus and develop sustainable processes for the production of clean water, fertilizers, and energy. Focus areas include but are not limited to 1) (bio)electrochemical processes for hydrogen and ammonia production and 2) electro-assisted removal of chemicals and decarbonization of impaired water sources.


A fully-funded PhD position is available with Dr. Kevin Orner ( at West Virginia University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The student will work on a $1 million dollar project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on “Sustainable Nutrient Removal Opportunities for Small Communities with Lagoon Wastewater Systems.” We seek a highly motivated student for a project that involves GIS, water quality analysis, life cycle assessment, and life cycle cost analysis.


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