Surface water quality

Monday, February 1, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
PhD Students
Job Institution: 
University of Utah
Job Description: 



The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City is seeking highly motivated Ph.D. students to work on a funded project related the effect of climate change and urbanization on surface water quality with Drs. Ramesh Goel ( and Michael Barber ( The project involves field scale monitoring of lake and river water, laboratory scale experiments to simulate field processes, data analysis, and report writing. Candidates will be expected to interact with water quality modeling and social science experts on the team. The candidates are expected to have a strong academic standing with excellent verbal and writing skills. Ideal candidates will possess an M.S. in environmental engineering, ecological engineering, or a related field although exceptional B.S.-level candidates will also be considered. Laboratory experience with nutrient and carbon analysis, reactor kinetics and stable isotope chemistry is a plus.

Selected candidates will receive competitive stipends, tuition and health benefits. Potential candidates are encouraged to submit their applications using the online system with their GRE and TOEFL scores. Positions are available beginning fall 2016.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City at the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area experiences the four seasons and is known for world-class outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, and biking.  The State of Utah is a frequent tourist destination for those seeking to visit the region’s many national parks and scenic areas. Recent growth in engineering, education, health, and business-professional job sectors have helped the state continue a period of prosperous economic growth.