Environmental Engineering

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
PhD Student
Job Institution: 
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Job Description: 

The John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is seeking applications for a highly motivated PhD student to conduct research in the area of interaction between biological and inorganic systems in natural and engineer systems to: (1) investigate the effect of contaminants to natural biogeochemical cycles in order to predict, avoid and/or remediate current and future detrimental effects to the environment; (2) engineer high-efficient and sustainable resource-recovery technologies from agricultural, industrial and mining waste; or, (3) design state-of-the-art wastewater treatment systems to remove persistent contaminants in the environment using ubiquitous and low-value materials.  The position will start either in the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.

Applicants are expected to have a strong foundation in environmental chemistry and/or solid phase characterization. Candidates with experience working with mixed or pure cultured in batch or continuous bioreactors and molecular ecology techniques are preferred. Excellent communication and written skills are required along with demonstrated success in previous academic research.  Additionally, the selected candidate will be expected to oversee students, write reports and publish peer-reviewed journal articles. Preference will be given to students who hold or will soon receive an MS degree. Additional admission requirements are described in the following link: http://www6.njit.edu/admissions/graduate/howtoapply/criteria/phd-programs.php

Interested students should send an email to Dr. Lucia Rodriguez-Freire (lucia.rodriguez.freire@gmail.com), including: (1) CV; (2) 1 page summary of research interests and career goals, and, (3) contact information for three references. The review process will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Lucia Rodriguez-Freire, PhD
Assistant Professor
John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering