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M.S. Research Assistantship in Mining Remediation Technology, University of Idaho

Seeking a motivated M.S. student to lead the development of passive remediation technology for treatment of acid rock drainage. Research assistantship (stipend, tuition, and health coverage) available for June 2017 through May 2019. Lab experience necessary. Students with a background in geology, geochemistry, hydrology, chemical engineering, or geologic engineering preferred.

The project goal is construction of a complimentary treatment device to reduce metal solutes in acid rock drainage to sustain the effectiveness of a downstream primary treatment system that can be impacted by the seasonal flux of flow and solutes. The project will involve material synthesis, benchtop sorption experiments, nanoscale evaluation of surface effectiveness, protoype construction, and deployment to a mining-impacted environment. This is a joint project between the University of Idaho's Geological Sciences and Chemical Engineering departments funded by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining. The student can be associated with either department or our Water Resources Program.

To be considered, please contact Dr. Jeff Langman, jlangman@uidaho.edu, prior to applying through the University's College of Graduate Studies. Please provide the following information: CV or resume, transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL scores if an international student, brief statement of research experience and career goals, and contact information for 2-3 references.