Graduate Student in Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Graduate Student
Job Institution: 
Michigan State University
Job Description: 

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University ( is seeking a Ph.D. student to work under the guidance of Dr. Jade Mitchell ( beginning January 2022. Specific projects focus on quantitative microbial risk assessment in a number of multimedia environments (water, food, air, etc.) Candidate will join a highly collaborative team. Ongoing projects in the lab address modeling public health implications from wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2; evaluating risks associated with Listeria from food safety practices; WASH practices and others.

The ideal candidate will possess a B.S. Engineering and an M.S. in Biological Engineering or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health, Microbiology, or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience with statistical and computational methods, exposure and/or risk modeling.

The selected candidate will receive a competitive stipend, full tuition, and benefits. Interested applicants are requested to apply to the MSU graduate school:

Candidates with excellent writing skills are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mitchell at