PhD Position in Environmental Engineering (Disinfection and Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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Job Rank: 
PhD Student
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New York University
Job Description: 

The Silverman Laboratory (, at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering (Department of Civil and Urban Engineering), is inviting applications for PhD positions in Environmental Engineering, with particular focus on disinfection processes during wastewater treatment, and health-related water microbiology. Positions will begin during the 2017/2018 academic year.

Within the broad topics of water quality and wastewater treatment, the Silverman Laboratory conducts research on the detection and control of waterborne pathogens, the design of natural wastewater treatment systems (e.g., treatment ponds and constructed wetlands), and the safe reuse of human waste. Specific research areas that incoming PhD students will work on include natural sunlight disinfection of waterborne bacteria and viruses, and the fate of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment. Students will conduct work in an environmental microbiology laboratory at NYU, using both culture-based and molecular microbiological tools.

Applicants should possess (or be studying towards) an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, or a related field. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Andrea Silverman ( and include a brief description of their research interests and a CV. Formal applications must be made to the graduate program in Civil and Urban Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering ( Admitted students will receive a competitive stipend, full tuition, and benefits.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is part of New York University’s Global Network University, with campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and eleven global academic centers, including Accra, Buenos Aires, Berlin, London, Sydney, and Tel Aviv. Students will have access to the wealth of resources available throughout the university. The Tandon School of Engineering is located in Brooklyn, in the heart of New York City.