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Junior R & D Engineer (7118U) - CEE

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco
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Junior R & D Engineer (7118U) - CEE About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 7/28/21

Departmental Overview

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has fifty full-time faculty members and twenty-two staff dedicated to the education of more than 400 undergraduate students and 360 graduate students. The education in the department prepares students for leadership in the profession of civil and environmental engineering. Career opportunities are very strong because of the many pressing needs to improve and expand the infrastructure and protect the environment. Approximately one-quarter of our undergraduates pursue graduate education, one of the highest proportions in the College of Engineering.

The CEE laboratories for teaching and research are among the best in the nation, providing opportunities for hands-on experience for all students.

The San Francisco Bay Area offers incomparable opportunities for students to experience ground-breaking local civil and environmental engineering projects and participate in professional activities.


90% Involves conducting and supporting R&D projects primarily related to electrochemical removal of arsenic from drinking water. This includes participation in laboratory research; prototype development, testing, and field implementation; comprehensive literature reviews; and robust data analysis. A major part of the responsibility is remote communication and remote monitoring of arsenic remediation plant via cloud-based interface. Responsibility also includes contributions to writing scientific papers / reports about the conducted research.

10% Involves helping prepare quarterly and annual reports.

Required Qualifications
    Bachelors degree in chemical engineering or related physical sciences field or equivalent experience. Experience in data science, cloud based remote communication and control. Experience in electrochemistry research at the University level. Minimum 2 months field experience working in rural low-resource settings. Proficiency in online collaborative formats such as Google-drive, Dropbox. Demonstrated excellent organizational and decision-making abilities. Excellent ability to work with others. Ability to identify challenges and barriers to project goals and recommend solutions. Experience being a successful team leader.

Preferred Qualifications
    Bachelors degree in chemical engineering or related physical sciences field with emphasis on water treatment. Experience in building and testing electrochemical reactors. Experience in cloud based data management, communication and control using remote devices.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
  • The hourly salary range designated for this position: Up to $26.95; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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