PhD in Environmental Engineering with focus on Resource Recovery

Job Type
Graduate
Job Rank
PhD
Job Institution
Johns Hopkins University
Job Description

The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE) at Johns Hopkins University invites application for a fully funded Ph.D. position starting in August 2023. The successful student will work with Dr. Shilva Shrestha on projects focused on anaerobic fermentation technology for recovering bioenergy and biochemicals from organic waste streams to achieve a circular carbon economy. The projects will integrate laboratory experiments and computational work where the student will be working actively at the intersection of environmental and chemical engineering, microbiome engineering, and modeling. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with local stakeholders, industry, and other academics as well as attend and present at national/international conferences.

Qualifications:
• B.S. or M.S. degree in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, biotechnology, microbiology, or other closely related field.
• Previous research experience in molecular biology, bioinformatics, environmental microbiology, wastewater engineering, and/or analytical chemistry is desired.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Shrestha at shilva@umich.edu with “EHE-JHU PhD Application” in the subject line. Please include a single pdf file that contains your: 1) CV, 2) a cover letter (one page) briefly describing your research experience and interests, 3) the names and contact information of at least three references, and 4) unofficial transcript(s). Application review will continue until the position is filled.

Please check here for publications from Dr. Shrestha:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=y9mYHIIAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
More information about the EHE department can be found here:
https://publichealth.jhu.edu/departments/environmental-health-and-engin…