Stormwater treatment

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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University of California, Riverside
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The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar in the area of stormwater treatment that begins in Fall 2017. The researcher, under co-supervision by Dr. Sharon Walker and Dr. Haizhou Liu at UC Riverside, will perform independent research on the fate and transport properties of emerging environmental contaminants in biofilter and bioretention units that treat and reuse stormwater. The successful applicant is expected to work independently on the project and also contribute to other ongoing investigations in the lab, as well as ongoing collaboration with scientists from multiple University of California campuses in Southern California.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field. In addition, a strong track-record working on water treatment or fate and transport of chemicals is required, including a proven publication record on this topic in leading peer-reviewed journals. Experience with mass spectroscopy based analytical instrumentation, aseptic techniques, excellent computational skills to quickly and effectively analyze data are also required. 

The 12-month position includes a competitive salary and benefits, with an option for a second-year renewal pending performance review. Interested applicants should email Dr. Haizhou Liu ( and include a cover letter, the names and contact information of three references, and a full CV.

The candidate will be required to complete all appropriate safety training as mandated by the campus’s Environmental Health & Safety Office. 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: