Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor Adeyemi Adeleye

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Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor Adeyemi Adeleye

Recruitment Period Open date: October 1st, 2018 Next review date: January 1st, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: January 1st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work in the area of pollution treatment using emerging technologies or advances in conventional treatment technologies. The target pollutants for this project are per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and pharmaceuticals. We are interested in real-world applications of emerging water/wastewater treatment and environmental remediation techniques such as nanotechnology, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), membranes, etc. Improving the performance of conventional water/wastewater treatment techniques (e.g., using emerging technologies) is also of interest. We seek a candidate who brings a strong educational background in laboratory and field work focused on water/wastewater treatment with a high potential and drive to develop and demonstrate research leadership (e.g., identifying research questions, leading research tasks, leading authorship of research papers) and make new research contributions to the broad field of water sustainability. Experience in a number of the following areas is particularly desirable: material synthesis and characterization, chromatography with mass spectrometry, water and wastewater treatment, pollution chemistry, environmental chemistry.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in civil/environmental engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science or a related field from an accredited university and a record of relevant research leadership in the form of first-authored research papers.

The postdoctoral scholar will work with Professor Adeyemi Adeleye ( and his research group. Initial appointment will be a 12-month period, renewable subject to performance and funding availability. *Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a 1-page summary of research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae (including all publications) and contact information for three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

"The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy."

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Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/8/2018
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