Position : Research Assistant (COE-37)


U.S.- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W)
at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro


Research Assistant (S) Under Hec Funded Project (COE-37)

Applications are invited for the following position in a research project titled “Conserving Indus river water quality through pollution source tracking, economical treatment systems, and water circular economy” which has been awarded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad under the Center of Excellence (CoE) grants atUS-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W), Mehran UET, Jamshoro.






Research Assistant (S)

The candidate should have a Master’s Degree in (Environmental Engineering/Environmental Science/ Biological Sciences/Agriculture/Natural Resource Management/ Analytical Chemistry/ Chemistry/Integrated Water Resources Management/ Chemical Engineering or any other relevant field).

 Prefer will be given to the candidate who has the following set of skills:

  • ESRI ArcGIS products and map development.


  • Lab management, coordination, and administration of a Biosafety (BSL) 2 laboratory including quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) tasks associated with lab maintenance and project work; equipment maintenance and troubleshooting; supply ordering; and training the new and existing student in safe laboratory practices.
  • Microbiology method development and drafting of standard operating procedures (SOPs) including updating existing laboratory protocols.
  • Optimization or development of PCR and qPCR assays targeting pathogen and antibiotic resistance genes; and adaptation of published cultivation and molecular microbiology protocols.
  • Molecular project work (PCR, qPCR, sequencing) including DNA and RNA extraction from environmental samples or culture growth; gene-based assays identifying bacteria or viral species; gene-based assays targeting pathogen or antibiotic resistance genes; and prepping samples for molecular work.
  • Data interpretation (bioinformatics, statistics, report writing) including basic data entry, summary statistics, bioinformatics, and reporting writing.
  • Writing and reviewing manuscript drafts for publications.


  • Research and lab expertise in chromatography and mass spectrometry, solid and liquid phase extraction, water quality monitoring and analyses of all physical and chemical parameters, and health risk assessment.
  • Applications knowledge of GC-MS, HP-IC, LC-MS.
  • Additional preferred expertise in Origin and R-Studio, SimaPro, Auto-CAD, WAT-PRO, ASPEN PLUS & HYSYS software’s/tools.


  • Familiar with life cycle assessment circular economy
  • Working knowledge or skills of environmental economics and urban socio-ecology
  • Able to study and model the urban wastewater-related environmental issues and urban-rural linkages in association with wastewater generation and its impact on the rural ecosystem
  • GPS-X and other wastewater treatment models and simulation techniques
  • Team management and field management skills
  • Research design
  • Be able to travel and collect primary data from different sources


At least one year of working commitment at USPCASW would be required.



  • Interested candidates should send their CV through an online application at careers.water.muet.edu.pk on or before 30th September 2022.
  • Candidates who are already serving in Government / Semi-Government and autonomous bodies should apply through the proper channel accompanied by N.O.C. from the employer. An advance copy of the application(s) may be sent, so as to reach within the due date.
  • Application processing fee of Rs.500/- can be deposited in the Habib Bank Limited A/C No. 00727901894001 titled CAS-W Leveraging.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be called for the test/interview.
  • No T.A / D.A. will be paid for appearing in the test/interview.
  • The University/Center reserves the right to delete any position(s) partially and/or wholly.


The last date to apply is: 30th September 2022


For any further information:

Prof. Dr. RasoolBux Mahar
Principal Investigator
US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W)
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
Tel: 022-2109145
Email: uspcasw@admin.muet.edu.pk

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