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  • Hourly Research Assistant - Sediment Laboratory, Illinois State Water Survey

    Assist the ISWS Sediment Laboratory Analyst by performing various duties as needed: prepare samples for analysis, prepare supplies and material for analytical methods, washing bottles/caps, taring bottles/glass filters, data entry, and general laboratory upkeep.

  • Environmental Public Health Professional

    The Prairie Research Institute (PRI) is seeking to hire an Environmental Public Health Professional (Official Title: Senior Scientific Specialist, Environmental Public Health) to lead and administer research activities within PRI by developing, planning, and conducting applied research related to groundwater, water quality, and private wells with emphasis on emerging contaminants and drinking water contamination; conduct outreach activities to disseminate research results and provide education to stakeholders; ensure data meet the rigorous standards required for scientific research and analysis; and advance institutional public health goals related to One Health.

  • Student Hourly GIS - Illinois State Water Survey, PRI

    We are seeking several University of Illinois graduate students to assist with preparing digitally available GIS data and analyzing streamflow statistics regionalization at the Illinois State Water Survey. The primary duty will be to assist our staff to compile a geodatabase with geology, hydrogeology, land use/land cover, soil, and climate information.

  • Analytical Chemistry - Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute

    The Health & Environmental Applications Laboratory (HEAL) seeks an Analytical Chemist to conduct chemical analysis, ensure an adequate supply of required reagents and supplies, and maintain analytical instruments. The HEAL lab resides at The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) which is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment. Learn more at

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Hydroclimatology - Illinois State Water Survey

  • GIS Student Summer Internships