drinking water treatment, biofiltration, disinfection, microbiome, opportunistic pathogens

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Institution: 
Univeristy of Michigan
Job Description: 

The University of Michigan is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Engineering to join a team of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and drinking water practitioners to research the ozone-biofiltration drinking water treatment plant in Ann Arbor, MI with a focus on optimizing filter operation while reducing selection for opportunistic pathogens. The research will be supervised by Lutgarde Raskin and Terese Olson (University of Michigan) and Brian Steglitz and Larry Sanford (City of Ann Arbor).

Applicants should have a doctorate in environmental engineering, environmental biotechnology, environmental microbiology, or a related field of study. Candidates must have a well-established academic record and knowledge of drinking water treatment, including biological, physical, and chemical treatment methods, as well as microbiology and molecular biology expertise as it relates to drinking water. The ideal candidate has experience with bench-, pilot-, and full-scale research. The candidate further has excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Interested individuals should submit a single pdf file that includes a cover letter that outlines the applicant's research and career goals, their curriculum vitae, copies of representative research publications, and contact information for three references electronically to: UM-EWRE-postdocs@umich.edu. Questions may be directed to Dr. Raskin at raskin@umich.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We anticipate filling positions as early as June 2017.