MS and PhD positions in Environmental Geochemistry

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:45

The Environmental Geochemistry 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 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 ( More information on the Department of Geology and admission criteria can be found at

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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