Job ID: 201955

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD)

Villanova University

  • Dec. 20, 2022
  • Graduate Research Assistant (PhD)
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Villanova University
    Villanova, PA
  • Feb. 28, 2023
  • Available June 2023
  • Graduate Student
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Civil Engineering

Open Position: Graduate Research Assistants (PhD)

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Focus Area: Water Resources

Financial Support: Full Tuition Coverage and Monthly Stipend

Start Date: Summer or Fall 20

We are seeking a graduate research assistant to pursue their studies doctoral in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), on a project funded by the National Science Foundation. This student will work on an interdisciplinary team to perform research related to the development of sustainable GSI by leveraging social and environmental data through AI. The candidate should have their MS in Civil Engineering or related field, with a strong interest in water resources. Relevant experience in green stormwater infrastructure, geospatial data analysis (GIS), and a basic understanding AI and/or programming skills is beneficial, but not required.

This position falls under the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems (VCRWS). VCRWS has the mission to engage with society to create resilient engineered solutions for global water challenges. Villanova University is a national university with robust doctoral and master's programs, with ample professional development opportunities. If you are interested in this position, please email Dr. Virginia Smith ( or Bridget Wadzuk ( with a copy of your resume and transcript (unofficial is sufficient).

  • Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

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Contact Information

  • Virginia Smith
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Villanova University
    800 Lancaster Ave.
    Villanova, PA 19085

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