Environmental Engineering/Analytical Chemistry

Monday, March 29, 2021
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University of Nevada
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The Hanigan Lab at the University of Nevada is seeking to hire a postdoc starting in the Summer of 2021.  Dr. David Hanigan joined the department in the Fall of 2016 and his research focuses on water treatment, environmental and analytical chemistry.

The hired postdoc will:

  • Focus on the development of instrumentation to measure PFAS and environmental organofluorine
  • Develop techniques and technology to mineralize PFAS
  • Be provided with opportunities to learn new analytical techniques such as analyzing trace contaminants by LC-MS/MS or GC-MS/MS
  • Participate in writing grant proposals
  • Building leadership skills by helping to manage multiple PhD, MS, and undergrad students and multiple projects related to trace contaminants and DBPs.
  • Present at national conferences and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

The position is funded by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (DoD/EPA/DOE) and will be conducted in collaboration with Jacobs Engineering, Southern Nevada Water Authority, and several U.S. Air Force Bases.

Applicants must have a strong background in Environmental Engineering. A Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering is required by the time of appointment. The candidate should have strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills, and a proven track record of research success demonstrated by publications in high-impact journals. Leadership skills and an ability to multi-task on more than one project are required.

The start date is flexible and salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits are included. The appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility of a 1 year renewal.

More information about the research team can be found at http://www.dhanigan.com. Prospective applicants should email a CV to DHanigan@UNR.edu.

About the Campus: The University of Nevada, Reno is an urban campus located approximately 4 hours by car north-east of San Francisco, 2 hours east of Sacramento.  Reno (pop. 500,000, elev. 4,500’) is in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains which provides the city with >300 days of sunshine per year. Lake Tahoe and world class skiing are approximately 35 miles from downtown. Annual enrollment is 22,000 students. Both Civil and Environmental Engineering are nationally ranked in the top 100 (#55, #59, respectively).