Research Job Opportunity with Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems

Villanova University is offering positions for bother Doctoral and Masters research assistants at the Center for Resilient Water Systems. They currently have several projects related to urban hydrology and green stormwater infrastructure and are in need of students.

Some example projects include: working with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on green stormwater infrastructure along Interstate-95, water quantity and quality monitoring and modeling at EPA funded sites, stormwater harvesting and reuse, opportunities to connect data analytics and machine learning with green stormwater infrastructure, and revisioning stormwater regulatory approach.

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Interesting Faculty Opportunity at CU-Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is offering an interesting full-time faculty opportunity in their College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This is for those of you who have earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or expect to have completed their Ph.D. at the time of starting a faculty appointment, in a field appropriate to their tenure home department or program.
The department and program are particularly interested in recruiting someone with expertise in an area related to: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Optimization, Visualization Technologies (VR/AR), and/or Smart Cities.
Check out the job description and apply here. Applications will be reviewed starting Nov. 15, so apply before then!
All candidates committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive academic culture are welcome to apply. In addition to the research and teaching statements, candidates will be asked to provide a statement of their vision, experience and future plans related to diversity and inclusivity.

Research Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2020 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on May 6, 2020.

There are 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found here.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District Job Opportunity

Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District is currently accepting applications for: Project and Engineering Lead ($25-30/hr DOQ),plus comprehensive benefits package

The Project and Engineering Lead performs a variety of technical, engineering and support tasks involved in the planning, design, construction, maintenance, repair and upgrade of the Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District facilities. The Project and Engineering Lead is responsible for designing and drawing Traffic Control Plans, updating maps and drawings and coordinating projects within the system.

This position is required to be on call to handle emergencies as needed and must live within a 30-minute response time.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of construction design, engineering theories and principles, a good understanding of hydraulics, pressure and friction loss and skills in managing and coordinating complex engineering projects. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or related field and two years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preference will be given to candidates with Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.

Candidates must have a valid WA State Driver’s License and successfully pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

To understand the full requirements and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for this position, go here for a full job description and application. Applications need to include YTID application, resume and cover letter detailing interest and qualifications.

Complete applications are being accepted until March 25, 2020. 

Scholarships and Info Sessions For Study And Research in the UK and Ireland

Interested in graduate-level study or research at universities in the UK or Ireland in 2021-2022?

Consider applying for these full funding opportunities:

  • Churchill Scholarship (UW Nomination required)
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • Marshall Scholarship (any UK university)
  • Mitchell Scholarship (Island of Ireland)
  • Rhodes Scholarship (Cambridge)

Information Sessions are listed below.

General Eligibility (each scholarship has specific requirements)

  • GPA 3.7+
  • Track record of research, community, and/or extracurricular involvement and leadership
  • Rhodes and Gates Cambridge are open to citizens of all countries. Churchill, Marshall, and Mitchell require US Citizenship
  • Rhodes and Mitchell have any limits
  • Must earn a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021 or earlier

Apply for UW Nomination here.

UW Application Deadline: 4/26/2020

Learn more about each scholarship here.

General UW Information Sessions: Join us to learn more about the campus application and nomination process for any and all of these scholarships, whether you know you’re interested or just exploring options! RSVP for any session here.

  • Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm, MGH 171 or online
  • Monday, March 2, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, MGH 171 or online
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171 or online

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., MGH 171 or online

  • Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at any UK institution in any field of study.
  • Join Mr. Robin Twyman, Consul (Business and Government Affairs) in the UK Government Office in Seattle, to learn more about the Marshall Scholarships program and application process. Mr. Twyman will be joined by UW faculty member and Marshall Scholar alumnus Dr. David Ginger, Chemistry, who will share his experiences studying in the UK as a Marshall Scholar.
  • Please RSVP to attend either in-person or online. All are welcome!

SEAW Scholarship Deadline Coming Soon

The Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) is offering $5,000
scholarships to current college or university students studying Structural
Engineering and planning to make their professional career in the practice of
Structural Engineering.

Applications are due by Feb 28, 2020. You can apply and learn more here.

Requirements of Students applying for the SEAW Scholarship:

• Official resident of the State of Washington. Residents of this state attending
schools in other states are eligible. Students attending in-state schools on a
nonresident basis are not eligible.
• At the time of application, be currently enrolled in a program of study majoring in
Structural Engineering as a senior undergraduate or as a graduate student.
• Having a commitment to making a professional career in the practice of
Structural Engineering.

How to Apply:
• Obtain application materials here.
• Have all documents submitted to the SEAW office by February 28th to be
considered for the current year’s scholarship award.

How the Scholarship Award Recipient is selected:
From qualified students submitting applications, the SEAW selection committee will
determine those to be interviewed. Those applicants to be interviewed will be notified by
April 8th, and interviews will be scheduled. Only those interviewed will be given further
consideration. Final decisions relating to all matters of eligibility and award of the
Scholarship rests solely with the SEAW selection committee.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.

Open position: Doctoral Student in the Behavior of Water Infrastructure in Wildfires

Dr. Erica Fischer is seeking a Ph.D. level graduate assistant to join her collaborative research team at Oregon State University (College of Engineering, School of Civil and Construction Engineering) to research wildfire impact to water infrastructure systems. Average Ph.D.-level position lasts 3 years.

Scope of work: The anticipated scope of work incorporates multi-scale fire experiments on varying components of the water infrastructure network. The graduate student researcher will also play an important role in stakeholder engagement workshops with different water utility agencies around the country and interaction with a team of researchers and graduate students working on developing sensors and tools for communities to recover after a wildfire. Candidates should have a BS in Civil Engineering, preferred candidates have an MS in Civil Engineering. The candidate must have the ability to work independently to achieve project objectives, meet project deadlines and reporting requirements, and help mentor other team members. The candidate also must fill an important role in facilitating collaborations with the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional project team.

Appointment: The appointment is expected to be filled as soon as possible with an anticipated latest start date of June 15, 2020. This assistantship includes a monthly stipend and covered tuition, health insurance, and student fees. The graduate assistant will be working on research projects supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

To Apply: Please contact Dr. Erica Fischer by email at erica.fischer@oregonstate.edu with the subject heading “WUI Resilience Graduate Application” and provide a CV and transcripts. Oregon State University graduate admissions application is already open.

Information on the School of Civil and Construction Engineering can be found at here.