Graduate Assistant (PhD student) in Microbial Transport in Porous Media

Reno, Nevada
Monthly stipend and tuition assistance
Apr 22, 2019
May 22, 2019
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation

The Desert Research Institute (DRI; in Reno, NV, in partnership with the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences (GPHS; at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR), invite applications for graduate studies (PhD program in Hydrology) beginning in Fall of 2019.The student will do his/her doctoral research at DRI, but coursework, academic advisement, and degree will be provided through UNR.

We seek highly motivated individuals to contribute to Department of Energy (DOE) funded research aimed at understanding fundamental motion properties of motile microbes through experiments and pore-scale simulations, and upscale microbial transport to develop improved models for metal bioremediation. The experimental part of the project will be conducted at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL;, located at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL).

An ideal candidate will be independent, have interest in transport processes in natural systems, possess good English communication skills, and enjoy interdisciplinary research. Individuals with demonstrable research and academic productivity and backgrounds in engineering, hydrology, environmental, biophysical, or related fields are particularly relevant. Candidates will complete an application to UNR GPHS; which will include a CV, statement of interest, transcripts, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation from three references. DRI offers a competitive support package, which includes a monthly stipend and access to student health services.

Prospective students should email their CV and statement of interest to Dr. Rishi Parashar prior to applying., 775-673-7496

This position will stay open until filled