Industrial Post Doc for membrane and biological treatment

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Research Associate
Job Institution: 
BKT Water and Energy
Job Description: 

Date: April 17, 2013

Employer: BKT United


BKT is a 15 year old, global water treatment technology firm with $120 million dollars of back log projects. We provide biological wastewater treatment, membrane filtration, and energy solutions. We have more than 100 wastewater treatment references (including 130 MGD and 190 MGD facilities under construction) for BNR process, retrofitting, CSOs, and TMDL using biological filtration (BBF) or customizable SBR (BCS) technologies. Our revolutionary anti-fouling membrane system, FMX, specializes in the liquid –solid separation for high density, high viscosity, and high solid applications, and our clients include many global Fortune 500 companies. Energy division has focused on renewable energy projects and launched new energy savings / recovering business with turbo blower (BKTurbo) and heat pump technologies. 

Location: Anaheim, CA


An industrial postdoctoral research associate opening is available immediately to work on the application of UF and NF membrane system for various industrial projects, biological treatment, and other special projects. The projects are in collaboration with other university, research organizations, industrial clients, and funding agencies. Some sample of current and pending projects include colloidal silica concentration, produced and acid mine wastewater treatment, oil sand (SAGD), digestate treatment from biogas plants, livestock waste treatment, membrane concentrate value guideline project funded by WateReuse Foundation, pending pilot study on FGD wastewater from EPRI, recovery of resources from food and beverage process and wastewater, etc. The position will involve bench and pilot testing of membrane system (see attached brochure), report writing, interaction with clients, presentations at conferences, etc. BKT will provide training and this position will report directly to CTO.


1.A Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental or Chemical Engineering with strong process knowledge

2.Past research experience in membrane or biological treatment is desired

3.General laboratory experience including bench scale membrane testing (pilot testing experience is a plus)

4.Strong writing and presentation skills to participate in conferences and presentations including upcoming WEFTEC and others. 

5.Multi-tasking capability with detail-oriented mind and self starter


Additional Information:

This position will provide a unique industrial, hands-on experience to work with BKT's unique technologies. More information about the company is available at:


Competitive postdoctoral salary will be offered, commensurate with candidate’s background and experience. Please email CV to and connect through LinkedIn.