MS Research

Job Type
Job Rank
Graduate Research Assistant
Job Institution
Georgia Southern University
Job Description

MS Research Assistant Positions in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Southern University (Fall 2022)

The Environmental Engineering and Water Resources group in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction (CEC) at Georgia Southern University is seeking up to two MS students in the area of Environmental Engineering to begin in the Fall of 2022.  Selected candidates will work under the supervision of Dr. Francisco Cubas to characterize and understand the role of recalcitrant organic phosphorus forms on sustaining harmful algal blooms in freshwater systems. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Duties of the MS students will include integrating laboratory experimentation with field sampling and data analysis to achieve the research goals.

Required qualifications:

  • B.S. in environmental engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, or other relevant fields
  • Capacity to work in a collaborative environment.

Strong candidates may also possess the following:

  • Experience with water or wastewater experimental work, design, or simulation
  • Prior experience with environmental chemistry techniques, including chromatographic methods and/or mass spectrometry is preferred, but not required.

Prospective students should apply to the MS program on the department’s website ( as well as email Dr. Cubas the following materials with the subject line “MS Research Assistant Position”: curriculum vitae and names and contact info for two references.  Applications will be reviewed as received. The start date for the positions is Fall 2022. Admitted applicants will receive a competitive stipend and full tuition.

More information and details can be obtained by contacting Dr. Cubas ( Georgia Southern University is committed to provide equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment or admission, and participants in any of the University’s programs (