Job Type
Job Rank
Graduate Student Researcher
Job Institution
West Virginia University
Job Description

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.

Highly qualified and motivated students are encouraged to apply. We especially seek applications from qualified women and members of underrepresented groups. The successful applicant will have a BS or MS degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering (or equivalent), have an excellent academic record, and work well in a collaborative research environment. The successful applicant will have excellent scientific writing skills and the ability to organize and analyze data and clearly disseminate your findings. Preferred qualifications include previous experience in GIS, life cycle assessment, and life cycle cost analysis. Interested students should email their CV and a brief statement of interest to Dr. Orner ( and apply at Applicant review will begin immediately and conclude October 1, 2022.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity have a population of about 137,000 residents and are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at and

The funded PhD student would start January 1, 2023. The selected candidate will receive competitive monthly stipend along with full tuition waiver and health insurance. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Orner (