[ES_JOBS_NET] MS and PhD positions, Environmental Geochemistry, Kent State University

Elizabeth Herndon elizabeth.m.herndon at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 10:39:00 MDT 2018

The *Environmental Geochemistr*y group in the Department of Geology at Kent
State University is inviting applications for MS and PhD students.

Dr. Elizabeth Herndon is seeking graduate students for an NSF-funded
project on manganese biogeochemistry and impacts on carbon cycling in
terrestrial ecosystems. Projects will include a combination of field work,
laboratory experiments, and analytical and spectroscopic analyses. A strong
background in chemistry is desired.

Candidates may also be considered for ongoing projects that include:

   - Metal and nutrient cycling in arctic and subarctic environments

   - Mineral-organic matter associations in soil environments
   - Concentration-discharge behavior in human-impacted streams

Applicants should have a solid academic record in an area related to earth
and environmental sciences. Prior research experience is preferred. We are
committed to building a diverse and inclusive research group and strongly
encourage applicants who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the
academic community. Interested students should contact Dr. Herndon at
eherndo1 at kent.edu before December 15th, 2018 to discuss opportunities.
Please indicate your academic background and research interests, and
include a current resume. Completion of a formal application through the
Graduate School is required by January 15th, 2019 (or December 15 for
international applicants), and information on this process can be found at

Successful applicants will join the Department of Geology at Kent State
University in August 2019 (Fall Semester), or in some circumstances, summer
2019. Support will be a combination of research and teaching assistantships
and includes tuition. The Department of Geology has over 30 active graduate
students and maintains analytical facilities for comprehensive water and
soil/rock analysis (https://www.kent.edu/geology/facilities). More
information on the Department of Geology and admission criteria can be
found at http://www.kent.edu/geology.

Kent State is a public research university located in the Akron-Cleveland
metro area of northeast Ohio. We are an equal opportunity employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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