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Research Opportunities in CREW

Graduate Research Assistant and Post-Doctoral Opportunities

CREW research team at a tin mine near 14,800 ft. AMSL in the Bolivian Andes.

Over 60 graduate students have completed advanced degrees working with Dr. Robert Nairn.  Could you be next to make a difference?

The Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds (CREW) in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science (CEES) invites applications for multiple MS and PhD research assistant and post-doctoral research scientist positions. 

Interest in natural infrastructure, water quality, watershed biogeochemistry, ecological engineering, wetland, stream and lake ecosystem ecology, environmental remedition, reclamation and restoration or related fields required.

Prior expertise in environmental field work and laboratory analysis preferred.

Projects examine Engineeirng With Nature applications, watershed-scale evaluations, trace metal biogeochemistry, mine drainage passive treatment system function, and related environmental remediation and restoration efforts.

Student applicants must meet admission requirements of the University of Oklahoma.  Women, members of groups underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Robert W. Nairn, Ph.D.
School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
The University of Oklahoma
202 W. Boyd St., Room 334
Norman, OK 73019-1024
Phone: (405) 325-3354

For more details on how to apply click here

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Over 80 undergraduate scientists and engineers have completed research with CREW..  Opportunities exist on funded research projects, through the programs linked below and on as-needed basis.  Contact Dr. Nairn for more information!

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Honors Engineering Research Experience

Honors Research Assistant Program

Student Organizations

Dr. Robert Nairn serves as the Faculty Advisor to two registered student organizations at OU.

Environmental Science Student Association

Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds Association - Norman Student Chapter