Michigan State University looking for doctoral students

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: B.S./M.S.
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open.


Scholarship Description:

A research assistant position for a PhD student is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University under the supervision of Prof. Irene Xagoraraki to study environmental surveillance for prediction of infectious outbreaks. The PhD student will work on a funded project focused on identification and prediction of outbreaks in the City of Detroit and Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties. This is a highly collaborative project with the local health departments, the Great Lakes Water Authority, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This position will involve lab work and computational analyses, and the ideal candidate will have strong molecular microbiology and bioinformatics skills.

 Available Subjects:

  • Environmental Engineering with Emphasis on Molecular Microbiology and Public Health

Eligibility criteria:

  • -MS degree in environmental engineering or other engineering discipline
  • -BS and MS degrees in environmental engineering or other engineering discipline
  • -Strong experience in molecular microbiology laboratory work
  • -Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • -Ability to work well in a team environment and be highly self-motivated
  • -Strong analytical skills in molecular microbiology and bioinformatics
  • -MS degree from a US institution

Application Procedure:

Applicants are required to submit a research statement, a CV, transcripts, and two reference letters. Please click the following link to apply:¬†explore.msu.edu/apply/. Upon completion of online application notify Prof.¬†Xagoraraki at:¬†[email protected].