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Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Chemical & Environmental Engineering

  • ... University of Arizona
  • ... Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • ...

    Full-time

  • ... Salary: 74088 per year
  • Posted on: May 07, 2024       Expires on: Jun 21, 2024

Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Chemical & Environmental Engineering   

JOB TITLE:

Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Chemical & Environmental Engineering

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Tucson Arizona United States

REMOTE:

No

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Posting Number
req19417

Department
Chemical & Environmental Engr

Department Website Link
https://chee.engineering.arizona.edu/

Location
Main Campus

Address
1133 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights
The successful candidate will be part of the Achilli Research and Teaching (ART) Lab at the WEST Center. The ART Lab conducts research on advanced water treatment systems and processes for water treatment. In the Lab, the postdoc will design, organize, manage, and carry out research on water purification systems. They will formulate research hypothesis using controlled experiments and field trials, summarize results, and prepare report and/or publications. Physical requirements and environmental demands include operating and monitoring water purification systems outdoors and in noisy environments.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs.



Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design, monitor, and control bench- and engineering-scale process for advanced water treatment using membranes.
  • Perform tailored bench-scale experiments to elucidate transport mechanism and interactions between membranes and water pollutants.
  • Utilize analytical equipment to measure concentrations of water pollutants. Evaluate treatment performance of water treatment unit-processes.
  • Participate in the developing of research proposals to acquire grants for the development of novel water treatment technologies.
  • Author and coauthor articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, or chapter publications in the field of water treatment.
  • Participate and/or present at regional and national research conferences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Ability to analyze and summarize large data sets using computing and/or statistical tools
  • Ability to read complex operations and technical reports
  • Ability to write detailed reports and prepare and deliver presentations
  • Ability to travel, sit for extended time periods, climb uneven terrain and lift small loads
  • Advanced computer skills: MS Office, Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Exceptional organizational and teamwork skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize efficiently

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Environmental, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field.
  • Selected candidate must have Ph.D. conferred upon hire.
  • Experience in advanced water treatment processes, including membrane separation, oxidation, physical adsorption, or biological processes.
  • Background and experience in experimental and/or modeling approaches for advanced membrane-based water treatment systems, desalination, and/or water reuse systems.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous history of published research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in designing, constructing, and operating bench- or pilot-scale water treatment systems.
  • Experience in LabView and monitoring/controlling software platforms.
  • Experience in MATLAB, Phyton, and statistical software platforms.
  • Experience in water quality analysis, including analysis of trace organic chemicals in complex water matrices.

FLSA
Exempt

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week
40

Job FTE
1.00

Work Calendar
Fiscal

Job Category
Research

Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay
$61,008 - $74,088

Compensation Type
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies
1

Target Hire Date
5/20/2024

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates
Andrea Achilli
Associate Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering
achilli@arizona.edu
520-621-6586

Open Date
5/7/2024

Open Until Filled
Yes

Documents Needed to Apply
Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), each year the University of Arizona releases an Annual Security Report (ASR) for each of the University’s campuses. These reports disclose information including Clery crime statistics for the previous three calendar years and policies, procedures, and programs the University uses to keep students and employees safe, including how to report crimes or other emergencies and resources for crime victims. As a campus with residential housing facilities, the Main Campus ASR also includes a combined Annual Fire Safety report with information on fire statistics and fire safety systems, policies, and procedures.
Paper copies of the Reports can be obtained by contacting the University Compliance Office at cleryact@arizona.edu.

Position Details

POSTED:

May 07, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

74088 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1715660600-8ee1506626cf65b286544ee16d549af9

LOCATION:

Arizona United States

CITY:

Tucson

Job Origin:

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Full job description

Posting Number
req19417

Department
Chemical & Environmental Engr

Department Website Link
https://chee.engineering.arizona.edu/

Location
Main Campus

Address
1133 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights
The successful candidate will be part of the Achilli Research and Teaching (ART) Lab at the WEST Center. The ART Lab conducts research on advanced water treatment systems and processes for water treatment. In the Lab, the postdoc will design, organize, manage, and carry out research on water purification systems. They will formulate research hypothesis using controlled experiments and field trials, summarize results, and prepare report and/or publications. Physical requirements and environmental demands include operating and monitoring water purification systems outdoors and in noisy environments.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs.



Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design, monitor, and control bench- and engineering-scale process for advanced water treatment using membranes.
  • Perform tailored bench-scale experiments to elucidate transport mechanism and interactions between membranes and water pollutants.
  • Utilize analytical equipment to measure concentrations of water pollutants. Evaluate treatment performance of water treatment unit-processes.
  • Participate in the developing of research proposals to acquire grants for the development of novel water treatment technologies.
  • Author and coauthor articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, or chapter publications in the field of water treatment.
  • Participate and/or present at regional and national research conferences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Ability to analyze and summarize large data sets using computing and/or statistical tools
  • Ability to read complex operations and technical reports
  • Ability to write detailed reports and prepare and deliver presentations
  • Ability to travel, sit for extended time periods, climb uneven terrain and lift small loads
  • Advanced computer skills: MS Office, Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Exceptional organizational and teamwork skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize efficiently

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Environmental, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field.
  • Selected candidate must have Ph.D. conferred upon hire.
  • Experience in advanced water treatment processes, including membrane separation, oxidation, physical adsorption, or biological processes.
  • Background and experience in experimental and/or modeling approaches for advanced membrane-based water treatment systems, desalination, and/or water reuse systems.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous history of published research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in designing, constructing, and operating bench- or pilot-scale water treatment systems.
  • Experience in LabView and monitoring/controlling software platforms.
  • Experience in MATLAB, Phyton, and statistical software platforms.
  • Experience in water quality analysis, including analysis of trace organic chemicals in complex water matrices.

FLSA
Exempt

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week
40

Job FTE
1.00

Work Calendar
Fiscal

Job Category
Research

Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay
$61,008 - $74,088

Compensation Type
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies
1

Target Hire Date
5/20/2024

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates
Andrea Achilli
Associate Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering
achilli@arizona.edu
520-621-6586

Open Date
5/7/2024

Open Until Filled
Yes

Documents Needed to Apply
Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), each year the University of Arizona releases an Annual Security Report (ASR) for each of the University’s campuses. These reports disclose information including Clery crime statistics for the previous three calendar years and policies, procedures, and programs the University uses to keep students and employees safe, including how to report crimes or other emergencies and resources for crime victims. As a campus with residential housing facilities, the Main Campus ASR also includes a combined Annual Fire Safety report with information on fire statistics and fire safety systems, policies, and procedures.
Paper copies of the Reports can be obtained by contacting the University Compliance Office at cleryact@arizona.edu.

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