Sorption of Ionogenic Organic Compounds

Friday, November 6, 2015
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
PhD Assistantship
Job Institution: 
Ohio State University
Job Description: 

Applications are being accepted for one PhD student to conduct research on the influence of organic compound structure on the sorption of ionogenic organic compounds to pure phase minerals and well-characterized soils.  Example compounds of interest include pharmaceuticals, surfactants and pesticides.  The candidate will undertake research tasks as part of an interdisciplinary, multi-institution team using experimental observations and computational tools to probe sorption interactions.  Primary research tasks will consist of laboratory studies using HPLC, UV-Vis spectroscopy and other common water quality analysis techniques.  Preferred applicant attributes include prior experience conducting research in a wet chemistry environmental or biogeochemistry lab, ability to conduct independent research, and prior graduate training.

Interested applicants should contact Prof. Allison MacKay at The Ohio State University by email ( or phone (614-247-7652).  Applicants may apply to the Civil Engineering (Environmental track) or Environmental Science Graduate Programs.  The target date for Autumn 2016 admission with consideration of full funding support is Dec. 13, 2015.  Additional information is available at the Graduate School website: