School of Environmental Studies

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Tennessee Tech School of Agriculture Graduate Assistantship - Precision Agriculture Description: Dr. Abdul Momin in the School of Agriculture at Tennessee Tech University is recruiting a graduate student to work on geo-spatial technologies coupled with artificial intelligence for precision agriculture beginning in either Spring, Summer, or Fall 2024 semester. Students with agricultural engineering background and experience on application of geo-spatial technologies and machine learning are especially encouraged to apply.  Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis through the Environmental Sciences-Agriculture PhD program. Deadline for Fall 2024: 5/1/24 for international applicants; 6/1/24 for domestic applicants
University of Tennessee Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Center for Agricultural Synthetic Biology (UTIA) in Knoxville, TN Description: A postdoctoral position in plant genetic engineering is available starting immediately in the laboratory of C. Neal Stewart, Jr. at the University of Tennessee in the Department of Plant Sciences affiliated with the Center for Agricultural Synthetic Biology. Positions are grant-funded. Postdocs will primarily be responsible for improving the genetic engineering of plants and altering DNA for more effective gene expression and trait development in crops, which include a subset of the following models, potato, soybean, canola, grasses such as switchgrass, and duckweed. The postdocs will improve the genetics of plants to help address real world challenges in agriculture and the environment. Posting Date: 8/8/23


DOD Sustainable Engineering – USACE Environmental Laboratory Description: Under the guidance of a mentor, you will research projects focused on various aspects of life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology and modeling.  Projects will focus on Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment issues to assess the environmental impacts of both current and new and emerging materials. Specific projects include the development of engineered technologies for risk mitigation and management of per/polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on army installations and the identification and development of PFAS-free chemical formulations. You will have an opportunity to write proposals, publications, technical reports and presentations.
John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Atmospheric, Aerosol, Aerobiology – Scientist or Engineer in Laurel, MD Description: Lead and contribute to research, development, and characterization projects in aerosol and biological sciences to help understand and mitigate the impacts of chemical-biological and health-related aerosol threats.
Zintellect Environmental DNA (eDNA) and Molecular Ecology - USACE Environmental Laboratory (location varies) Description: Under the guidance of a mentor, you will be part of a team of scientists focused on the use of molecular genetics to better study, monitor, and manage environmental systems. Research ranges from population genetics to molecular scatology,  but may expand as opportunities arise. Studies based on environmental DNA (eDNA), environmental RNA (eRNA), including eDNA metabarcoding and eRNA sequencing, are important areas of research and development. The development of eDNA- or eRNA-based equivalents to community biological indices for terrestrial and aquatic systems, detection tools for animal and plant hazards in rugged environments, and capabilities for determining the sources of soil or water samples are all likely project areas. As a team, we are also interested in the merging of eDNA and eRNA capabilities with unmanned, robotic, mobile, and/or autonomous platforms. 


Auburn University Research Associate/Fellow in Auburn, AL Description: Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: Assist with chemical analysis in environmental samples. Provide professional level research support; may engage in education, outreach, and services where opportunities are available. Work with faculty and students across colleges with reasearch involving chemical analysis. Posting Date: 1/11/23 Salary: $38,600 - $70,000


Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2023 DOE Scholars Description: The DOE Scholars Program is offering opportunities to participate in projects and activities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The ORNL provides opportunities for recent graduates as well as undergraduate and graduate students to engage with ORNL projects, connect with ORNL researchers and professional staff. Technical and business professionals support achievements in science and technology by helping manage and operate research projects and activities.

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Great Basin Institute Senior NEPA Program Director in Reno, NV Description: The GBI in partnership with US Forest Service (USFS) collaborators, is seeking a Senior NEPA Program Director / Planner to contribute to GBI’s mission that promotes environmental research, education, and service throughout the West by advancing applied science and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships, supporting national parks, forest, open spaces and public lands. GBI provides a wide variety of environmental services to train and develop the next generation of conservationists and resource managers. Posting Date: 5/17/23


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