Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position Number: 00107195

Essential Job Duties: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering ( or in the Fiber and Polymer Science Program at North Carolina State University ( The successful candidate will perform research on an NSF-funded grant to develop tailored, 2-dimensional sorbents for the removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water. The successful candidate will contribute to a multi-disciplinary team of researchers studying PFAS occurrence, remediation, and human exposure. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with engineers, chemists and material scientists. Specific activities by the postdoctoral researcher will include -but not be limited to- the development, characterization, and evaluation of graphene oxide-based sorbents. In addition to research activities, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, proposal writing, and other activities as part of her/his postdoctoral training. The position is anticipated to begin on October 1, 2018, for duration of one year, with possibility of extension to a second year, depending on satisfactory performance.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Required qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. in materials/organic chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental science, chemical engineering, civil engineering, or a closely related field, with a focus on tailoring surfaces of carbonaceous materials for selective contaminant removal.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with materials synthesis and characterization as well as with the evaluation of materials for water treatment will be seen favorably, but is not required. An established record of research productivity is also highly desired.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Posted: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 11/12/2018
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