The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, is seeking two graduate students (Ph.D. candidates preferred) to work with Dr. Edward Kolodziej on NSF and USDA AFRI funded projects beginning in January 2014. These projects focus on contaminant fate and transformations in lab scale and field scale systems, with a strong emphasis on identification and characterization of novel contaminants and reaction pathways. The ideal candidate would have a background in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, or Organic Chemistry with engineering experience, although related fields will be considered. Previous analytical experience (LC/MS/MS, GC/MS/MS, and/or HPLC) is highly desirable, as are strong research skills and prior laboratory experience, intellectual creativity, and comfort with uncertainty.
The selected graduate student candidate will receive a competitive research stipend, tuition, and benefits. Interested applicants are requested to provide a 2-3 page cover letter describing their research experience relevant to these specific positions, motivations, and career objectives, a complete curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Dr. Edward Kolodziej (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications for graduate school at UNR are due September 1 for full consideration, although later applications can be considered.