The Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS) and the Schools of Agriculture and Food and Natural Resources at West Virginia University are pleased to announce an opportunity for a PhD graduate research assistant (GRA) to be filled spring or summer semester of 2021. West Virginia University is the state’s flagship research-one institution, and is among the top universities in the nation, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

A skilled and enthusiastic PhD level graduate research assistant (GRA) is sought that is interested in environmental and drinking water testing and analysis. Applicants should have experience with sample preparations and analysis, data post-processing and archiving, and laboratory best practices. Experience with ICP-OES, MS GS, Spectrophotometry, microbial analyses, ion chromatography, and suspended sediment analyses and other training, is preferred.

Applicants must possess bachelors, and master’s degrees completed in a closely related field. Successful applicants will work collaboratively and independently and must have a U.S. driver’s license. The GRA will include a competitive stipend, health insurance, and tuition waiver. To apply, please forward by email the following documents (unofficial documents for initial application are acceptable; incomplete applications will not be reviewed): transcript, curriculum vitae, recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students), cover letter (including academic, research and professional goals and interests), and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Jason Hubbart, 3109 Agricultural Sciences Building, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA; Tel No. (304) 293-2472; Fax: (304) 293-2960; Email: