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Graduate Research Assistantships in Urban Hydrology

Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Competitive stipend
Closing date
May 11, 2024

Job Details

Dr. Walter McDonald in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University is seeking Masters or PhD students for two graduate research assistantship positions.


Position 1: Evaluating PFAS in stormwater systems. The goal of this project is to evaluate the extent of PFAS in stormwater systems using stormwater monitoring methods. This student will be tasked with developing a monitoring program to evaluate the presence of PFAS in different stormwater systems in Wisconsin. Preference will be given to candidates with background in urban stormwater management and or environmental engineering.


Position 2: Monitoring green stormwater infrastructure.  The goal of this project is to monitor the pollutant mitigation of newly installed green infrastructure practices to treat stormwater runoff from a highway overpass. The student will be responsible for installing and maintaining monitoring equipment, collecting stormwater runoff samples, testing those samples in the lab, and developing reports. 


We are seeking highly motivated individuals with the ability to work across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. In addition to the desired project-specific qualifications, the successful candidates will have a Bachelors or Masters degree in civil and environmental engineering or other related field, and excellent written and oral communication skills.


The positions have an anticipated start date of Spring or Fall of 2024. Interested candidates should send a statement of interest and a resume to Dr. Walter McDonald (, as well as complete a graduate school application at


Marquette University

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