Research Assistant - Wastewater-based Epidemiology

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering
Faculty Name: 
Rolf Halden
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Interest in wet chemistry with proficiency (or ability to become proficient) in basic laboratory techniques (e.g., pipette use, solution preparation), extreme attention to detail, good time management skills, highly-motivated, experience with Excel, ability to work 2-3 hour blocks at a time between the hours of 8 and 5 pm, excellent problem solving skills with high level of common sense, undeterred by human excrement. Preferred backgrounds in applied microbiology and chemistry, as well as life sciences, public health, and medical microbiology.

Closing Date: 
February 20, 2020
Location or Campus: 
ASU - Tempe campus. The Biodesign Institute Building B
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

We have ongoing collaborations with cities around the country where we process wastewater to identify human metabolites that are indicators of health, diet, behavior, and lifestyle choices. Selected students will be trained in sample processing, mass spectrometry analysis, data analysis and interpretation. We are looking for motivated undergraduates who desire to obtain laboratory experience, and are interested in furthering the field of wastewater-based epidemiology with novel research for a Barrett Honor’s thesis.

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Please send unofficial transcripts, CV, and a brief letter of intent to Erin Driver (