environmental catalysis

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Scientist
Job Institution: 
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven
Job Description: 

A position is available for a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Department of Environmental Sciences. The individual will conduct research on novel carbonaceous and other catalysts for environmental remediation. One focus will be on carbon adsorbent-catalysts for removing methyl bromide vapors from fumigation vent streams. Other reactions mediated by carbons will also be investigated. The individual is expected to undertake fundamental mechanistic studies, as well as contribute to engineering scale-up efforts for promising systems. The individual will work independently but in collaboration with others in academia, government and industry. Candidates must have: a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field, preferably chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or chemistry; experience in adsorption and catalysis; strong writing and speaking abilities; and a record of high productivity in research. The appointment is for up to 3 years, depending on performance and continued availability of funding.  The salary and benefits are competitive.  Applicants must submit electronically: (1) a letter of application addressing how the applicant meets the position requirements as listed above, and including a statement of career goals; (2) a CV; (3) recent examples of the applicant’s publications (1-2 reprints); and (4) contact information for at least two references, to:  Dr. Joseph Pignatello, Department Head and Chief Scientist, Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, P. O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504.  joseph.pignatello@ct.gov. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive. Closing date, January 31, 2017.