Graduate research assistant - PFAS related research

Sunday, June 6, 2021
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Job Rank: 
Graduate research assistant
Job Institution: 
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Job Description: 

Several positions for research students at the Graduate level are available in the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, located in Sede Boqer campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel at Dr. Ronen's research group.

This is for a large EU-funded research related to PFAS detection and analysis in soil, water, and sludge. The research includes mainly lab work but also some sampling from local WWTPs. The research starts in October. 

Applicants interested  are encouraged to email their application in one pdf file that contains a CV, a brief statement of research interests and career goals (1-2 pages), and the names/contact information of 3 references to Dr. Avner Ronen (

Desired qualifications include:

1. A bachelor's or master's degree in relevant science and engineering fields. i.e., environmental engineering/science, chemical engineering, civil engineering, or other related fields.

2. Previous experience in wastewater quality analysis, membrane systems, and electrochemical analysis is a plus. 

3. Good communication skills, team spirit, motivation, and experience in publishing peer-reviewed papers.

Applicants must also meet admission requirements of the Kreitman School of Advanced Studies (for Ph.D.) or the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies (for MSc). For consideration, Ph.D. candidates will need to submit complete applications through the Kreitman School website (, while MSc candidates need to apply through the Albert Katz International School website (

In addition, a competitive stipend, full tuition waiver, and subsidized housing at Sede Boqer Campus, scenically located in the heart of the Negev desert, will be provided.