One PhD Scholarship available for a project: Microbial Electrochemical System for Desalination Accompanied by Sewage Treatment with Recovery of Resource and Energy


Tuesday, April 2, 2017
Job rank: PhD research scholar
Job Institution: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Job Description:
A three years PhD scholarship is available for MSc graduate in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman. Candidature will be allowable upto 4 years maximum. The research will focus on demonstrating the performance of Microbial Electrochemical Desalination (MED) accompanied by sewage treatment with concurrent recovery of electrical energy and resources (HCl and NaOH). Additional information is available here:
Eligibility criteria: The candidate must have Bachelor and MSc degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical engineering. Candidates will be given priority for the knowledge and publication records either of the following topics -
- Microbial fuel cell fabrication and operation
- Microbial desalination cell fabrication and operation
- Microbial electrochemistry and electro synthesis system
- Membrane bioreactors

A proof of English proficiency, IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL (IB) score of 80 or paper based TOEFL score of 500 is required.

At SQU, researcher will be a part of the largest civil and environmental engineering department in Oman and a vibrant research community. Researcher will have opportunity to interact with many faculties and researchers working on biofuel and environmental engineering across the academic departments and centers. In addition, Muscat is a fantastic place to live with low living expenses.

Tax free financial benefits will be awarded as 22,200 USD/year (8400 OMR/year) plus full tuition fee waiver. Free medical coverage will be provided at university clinic and at hospital. A priority based housing facility is also available near to the university campus by 120 OMR/month.

Contact details: 
Applicants should send a cover letter, detailed CV (with names and contact information for two references), and samples of applicant’s recently published journal article to Dr. Muhammed Abdullah Al-Mamun, Email:; The appointment will begin in Sep 2017 or as soon as the position is filled. Application date line is 30th June 2017.
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Expiration date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017