Open Positions

The Hydrobiogeochemistry Lab (Dr. Rachel Gabor) in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at the Ohio State University is recruiting 1 PhD student beginning Fall 2021, ideally with the ability to begin work Summer 2021


The recently-funded research project will focus on how techniques to control algal blooms impact biogeochemical cycles with a focus on organic matter, nitrogen, and phosphorus. The student will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team analyzing the effectiveness and impact of multiple algal control technologies. Experiments will occur at the laboratory, mesocosm, and field (lakes and rivers) scale in Ohio.


An ideal applicant will have a research-based M.S. in environmental science/studies, environmental engineering, chemistry, geology, geography, water resources, aquatic ecology, or a related field and

  • Fieldwork experience collecting water samples from rivers or lakes for chemical analysis
  • Laboratory chemistry skills including experience with nutrient analysis
  • Good written and oral communication skills as well as quantitative skills
  • Ability to think critically and interest in interdisciplinary work


Students with an appropriate B.S./B.A. and extensive research or work experience collecting and analyzing water samples may also be considered.


Potential Applicants: Please email Rachel Gabor ( and attach a pdf with a (1) short cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience and (2) your current CV/resume.  There is opportunity to apply to either the School of Environment and Natural Resources or the Environmental Science Graduate Program. After an initial conversation, promising candidates will be invited to apply to the university.  Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer and all individuals, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are invited to apply.