MS/PhD Openings_ Environmental Science

University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA; Aiken, SC, USA
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
23,980.00 - $25,916.00 (Yearly Salary)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Xu Metal Biogeochemistry Lab ( and the Hazelton Aquatic Ecosystem Health Lab ( at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory ( and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources ( are seeking a highly motivated MS or Ph.D. student to join a collaborative research team investigating metal biogeochemistry in the fall-2022 term. Our research team focuses on the fate and transport of metals, including metal bioavailability and bioaccumulation, metal speciation and modeling, metal ecotoxicology, exposure modeling and risk assessment, and the use of treatment wetlands to remove metals. The successful applicant will be co-advised by Dr. Xiaoyu Xu and Dr. Peter Hazelton and enrolled in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The student selected for this position will be stationed at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in Aiken, SC, when not taking classes. The preferred start date for this position is fall 2022. Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Xiaoyu Xu at with a one-page letter of motivation/research interests, resume or CV (including GPA and GRE scores), and contact information for three references in a single pdf attachment. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.
Minimum qualifications for this position include a B.S. degree in environmental sciences, chemistry, ecology, biogeochemistry, or a related discipline. Prior experience conducting field and laboratory work is required. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated excellence in writing skills, communication skills, quantitative skills, ability to work independently, and enthusiasm for research. The student also will work in close collaboration with other students, faculty, and agency personnel associated with this research.
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Xiaoyu Xu
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