Ph.D. Student Opportunities (Geosciences, Physics, Chemistry) at the Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette

4 funded PhD positions are available in any research area relevant to Earth and Energy Sciences (EES) in the new EES PhD program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic research group of over 30 faculty in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, and Physics (link to ees web page here) and over 70 American and International fellow graduate students. This interdisciplinary program provides hands-on training and critical thinking skills to the next generation of scientists who will confront the challenge of how to acquire sufficient energy to meet our growing needs while minimizing environmental impact.

The University of Louisiana campus is located in Lafayette, Louisiana which has been voted several times one of the best cities to live in in the United States and famous for its rich history, delicious cuisine, lively music and frequent festivals.

Qualifications and skills

To be eligible, the PhD applicant must have a strong background in science (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Physics), and more importantly, a desire to learn and apply the basic and applied sciences in the area of energy (conventional oil, shale gas and tight oil, nuclear, wind, geothermal), water resources, and the environment. As the support will be a teaching assistantship over the duration of PhD program, a qualification to teach the labs of entry-level science courses is requisite. The applicant should be highly motivated, able to work independently and collaboratively, and have strong verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their applications online at Graduate admission requirements, expectations, and deadlines can be found here: Evaluation of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.