Graduate Assistantship in Environmental Engineering

Monday, August 30, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
PhD
Job Institution: 
University of Connecticut
Job Description: 

Graduate Assistantship in Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)

The Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut is inviting applications for graduate assistants starting January 2022. The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Nefeli Bompoti on physicochemical processes of emerging contaminants.

The student will receive a full fellowship for their graduate studies through research funds and teaching assistantships. The research will focus on understanding the fate and transport of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the subsurface and state-of-the-art modeling of physicochemical processes. The student will also receive training on science communication through a project funded by the CT Department of Public Health on providing outreach and communication in PFAS-impacted communities in the State of  Connecticut.

Qualifications

Applicants with B.S. or M.S. degrees in environmental, civil, or chemical engineering or environmental sciences are encouraged to apply. Strong communication skills are also preferred. Applicants from under-represented groups in the sciences will be preferred.

The selected candidate will receive full tuition, stipend, and benefits. Interested candidates are requested to provide their resume and 1-page personal statement describing their research interests and career objectives. Please send the materials to Dr. Nefeli Bompoti (nefeli.bompoti@uconn.edu). Screening of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.