Associate Specialist position with Professor Diego Rosso

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University of California, Irvine

Associate Specialist position with Professor Diego Rosso

Recruitment Period Open November 7th, 2018 through November 22nd, 2018 Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Associate Specialist position beginning January 15, 2019.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Applicants with postdoctoral experience will be given priority. The candidate will participate in a research project related to analysis of aerated biological processes, with an emphasis on high-purity oxygen processes and deep tank aeration. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral. Fluency in Spanish is also required, as well as the ability to understand the dynamics of operation and maintenance of a water resource recovery facility in both English and Spanish. Field visits to treatment facilities will be part of the research duties, and the ability to communicate with facility personnel is critical to this position.

The candidate should demonstrate prior experience on the subject of dynamic modeling of aeration systems, with publications in a Q1 journal within the last 3 years. Also, the candidate will be expected to oversee aeration system analysis using the off-gas technique, therefore the candidate should have experience with this technique and the standard testing protocols required. Knowledge of decision support systems is highly desired. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate full competence with biotechnology and molecular tools, as they apply to biological wastewater treatment.

Initial appointment will be for a 12-month period, renewable subject to performance and availability of adequate funding. The prospective scholar will work in the UCI Water-Energy Nexus Center with Professor Diego Rosso and Professor Sunny Jiang (

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, description of research, 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: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 12/17/2018
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