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School of Science: Call for application to PhD in Environmental Science

isms | 27 March, 2018 08:56

Kathmandu University, School of Science invites application from qualified candidate for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the field of Environmental Science at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. One seat is available for the research which focuses on trace metal (TE) pollutants and their impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Both local and long-range sources will be dealt in two wetlands (Lake Rara and Lake Ghodaghodi) starting from June 2018. The selected PhD candidate will take part in the project activities of a UGC-Nepal funded collaborative research project.

Brief information of the research project:

The study will focus on mercury (Hg) and other trace elements in water, sediments and biota (particularly fish) in above mentioned lakes. The trend of Hg levels and potential health risk to humans through fish consumption will also be assessed. The main aim of the study is to describe the environment levels of Hg and TEs (Al, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd and Pb) in water bodies and aquatic biota in the Himalayas.


For details on admission process and other criteria, please visit www.ku.edu.np/env .

Deadline for application submission: April 15, 2018 (Submit a brief concept note, CV and scanned copies of academic certificates).

Duration of the study: Three years (Full Time)

For application forms and administrative procedure, please contact:

Dr. Chhatra Mani Sharma

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

School of Science, Kathmandu University

Email: chhatra.sharma@ku.edu.np





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