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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If you are interested in any of the positions below, please email with a copy of your resume, transcript and GRE scores if available (unofficial is sufficient for now).

Opportunities are available starting in January 2020, as well as June and August 2021. Review of applications and filling of positions will begin immediately. Potential graduate students will be required to apply to the degree program prior to commitment.

  • Doctoral research assistant – We are seeking candidates to pursue their doctoral studies in Civil Engineering with a focus on green stormwater infrastructure and perform research on one or more related projects. The candidate should have their MS in Civil Engineering or related field (must be completed at the time of hire) and ideally have some experience with field research and data analysis. We are looking specifically for experience with regulatory aspects of stormwater. There are opportunities to gain experience teaching and participate in other volunteer programs. There is also an opportunity to pursue a certificate through the doctoral professional development program.
  • Masters research assistant – We are seeking candidates to pursue their master’s degree in either Civil Engineering (MSCE) or Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (MSWREE). The candidate would focus on water resources and/or geotechnical aspects of green stormwater infrastructure. The candidate will work within a team of other graduate students and undergraduate researchers on an ongoing stormwater research project. The candidate should have their BS in Civil Engineering or related field (must be completed at the time of hire) and a willingness to perform field and laboratory research. There are opportunities to participate in volunteer programs.

Find out more about the VCRWS here. Learn more about the Villanova graduate program here.

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