Postdoc Position @ Villanova

One postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University under the supervision of Prof. Wenqing Xu. The successful candidate will conduct research on a multidisciplinary research project to understand the adsorption and transformation of nitrogenous organic contaminants on the surfaces of pyrogenic carbonaceous materials (eg., activated carbon and biochar). The candidate will have opportunities to interact with collaborators from other academic institutions, state, and federal agencies. The candidate will also be expected to assist in the training and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, assisting with the preparation of project reports, and disseminating results in journal publications and conferences. Teaching opportunities can be arranged if the candidate desires.
The ideal candidate must have: (1) a Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering or related fields with a strong background in water chemistry and surface characterization; (2) experience in using analytical instruments (IC, UPLC, GC/MS/MS and Q-TOF-MS); (3) experience in surface functionalization and characterization (FT-IR, XPS, TEM); (4) a strong track record of refereed journal publications; and (5) ability to work independently; (6) strong written and oral communication skills.
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The expected start date for the position is August 30, 2019 for a duration of one year, with
possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance. The review process begins
immediately. Interested candidates should submit their applications as one single pdf file
) containing: (1) a cover letter addressing how the
candidate’s expertise meets the position requirements listed above, and including a short
statement of career goals; (2) a CV; (3) two research papers (published, under review, or in
preparation) in peer-reviewed journals to highlight the candidate’s qualification, and (4) a list
of three references (names, affiliations, and full contact information with email). Please
contact Dr. Wenqing Xu at wenqing.xu@villanova.edu for application submissions and any
relevant questions. You can learn more about the research groups’ activity from the website
below: https://www.envchemxulab.com.

Master Graduate Research Assistantship @ Villanova

One master graduate research assistantship is available immediately in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University under the supervision of Prof. Wenqing Xu. The successful candidate will conduct research on a multidisciplinary research project to understand the adsorption and transformation of nitrogenous organic contaminants on the surfaces of pyrogenic carbonaceous materials (eg., activated carbon and biochar). The candidate will have opportunities to interact with collaborators from other academic institutions, state, and federal agencies. The candidate will also be expected to assist in the training and mentoring of undergraduate students and disseminate results in journal publications and conferences.
Requirements:
The successful candidate should have: (1) a strong understanding in general chemistry, analytical chemistry, and organic chemistry. Knowledge in environmental chemistry and material chemistry is highly desirable. Experience in analytical instruments (HPLC, GC/MS) and surface characterization (FT-IR) is a plus; (2) ability to work independently with great work ethics; and (3) strong written and oral communication skills. Full tuition and 12-month stipend will be provided by Prof. Wenqing Xu.
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The review process begins immediately until the position is filled. Interested candidates
should submit their applications as one single pdf file (
containing: (1) a cover letter concisely addressing how the candidate’s expertise meets the
position requirements listed above, and including a short statement of career goals; (2) a CV;
and (3) a list of three references (names, affiliations, and full contact information with email).
Please contact Prof. Wenqing Xu at wenqing.xu@villanova.edu for application submissions
and any relevant questions. You can learn more about the research groups’ activity from the
website below: https://www.envchemxulab.com.

Johns Hopkins University/Stantec Postdoctoral Position in Water Reuse

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the top ranked School of Public Health in the United States, has established a research alliance with Stantec, a leader in water and wastewater treatment/design and provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering and construction services. The JHU/Stantec Alliance is seeking to hire a highly motivated, full-time postdoctoral fellow with a background in Environmental Engineering or related field who has a strong interest in Public Health and Engineering. The successful candidate will work at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, focusing on projects related to water treatment. This exciting position, which involves conducting research from both an academic and applied perspective, provides substantial career growth opportunities. The JHU/Stantec Alliance encompasses a variety of water and wastewater-related projects, including those associated with water supply and treatment, water resources management, renewable energy, resource recovery, and sustainable environmental practices.
The primary responsibilities for this position will include:

• Planning, conducting and managing bench-scale and field investigations focused on the use of a variety of established and novel technologies for treatment of on-site septic and municipal secondary effluent for both non- potable and potable reuse.
• Leading and conducting desktop studies, literature reviews, and related investigations specific to the subject area.
• Preparing research proposals for submission to various outside funding agencies, i.e., National Science Foundation
and Water Research Foundation.
• Preparing technical papers for peer reviewed journals and presenting findings at selected conferences.
• Providing imaginative and innovative thinking to existing and new areas of research as well as devising novel and
detailed approaches towards developing solutions for problems encountered.
Required Qualifications & Skills
• Ph.D. in environmental engineering or related discipline. Candidate must have a specific background in water treatment and have a demonstrated publication record in this area.
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with conventional or reclaimed water processes, with a specific focus on advanced treatment is desired.
• Hands-on experience conducting lab experiments. In-depth experience utilizing basic water quality analytical techniques as well as advanced water quality instrumentation such as ion chromatography, LC-MS, etc.
• Extremely strong verbal and written skills. Evidence of writing skills will be requested.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Good organizational skills. Detail oriented and accustomed to producing high quality work.
• Propensity for writing peer-reviewed journal articles.
• Experience working in a research laboratory field study environment.

Applicants should submit an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page background statement including research interests, and the names and contact information for 3-5 references. Correspondence should be addressed to:

Dr. Kellogg Schwab
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health/Whiting School of Engineering 615 North Wolfe Street Room E6620
Baltimore, MD 21205
kschwab1@jhu.edu

EEO/AA/M/F/V/D – JHU and Stantec consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, creed, color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or other basis in accordance with federal, state or local laws or regulations.

Job opening: Full professor at Shenyang University

Shenyang University invites application for a full professor position at Key Lab of Eco-restoration of Regional Polluted Environment, Ministry of  Education (MoE). Applicants in one of these areas are welcomed: Contaminant Hydrology, Eco-hydrology, Hydro-geochemistry, Environmental microbiology (soil/water). For details, click the link below for the job ad in pdf version.

http://www.capees.org/upload/SYU_job_ad_20150121.pdf