This position will involve research on natural biogeochemical processes and/or chemical processes involved in the fate, effects, and remediation of contaminants. The motivation for this research is a combination of fundamental (i.e., better understanding the biogeochemical processes that affect water and sediment quality) and practical (i.e., developing methods to avoid or clean-up contamination problems). Most of the work will involve controlled experiments done in the laboratory using samples from the environment and analysis of the data. There may be a small amount of field work for sample collection. Methods used for the laboratory work may include electrochemistry, spectroscopy, chromatography, cytometry, and microscopy. In some cases, extensive computer modeling and analysis will be involved.
Applicants should be aware that on-site parking may be limited and/or unavailable throughout the summer; interns may be required to rely on public transit or alternative transportation. Females, minorities, students from low-income households, first-generation college-bound students and students with a primary language other than English are strongly encouraged to apply.