Post-Doctoral Researcher

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Las Vegas Valley Water District
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The term of this appointment will be a maximum of 36 months. All persons hired into Limited-Term positions will be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying the conditions of employment.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class.

Using novel, newly developed and emerging analytical techniques and technologies, participates in designing and developing analytical methods for the analyses of target compounds; independently manages and conducts research and investigates newly identified contaminants found in raw and potable water; operates a variety of complex analytical instrumentation including liquid chromatography, ion chromatography, gas chromatography and mass spectrometers and associated data processing components, using proper operating, maintenance and safety techniques; designs and implements bench- and pilot-scale tests for the removal of contaminants and formation of byproducts.

Assists the Project Manager – Research and Development and works closely with principal investigators in designing and writing research proposals and writing grant applications for external funding of research projects.

Participates in developing, updating and revising laboratory standard operating procedures for methodologies developed; develops new standard operating procedures to analyze new elements/compounds required by federal and state authorities.

The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in engineering; demonstrate the knowledge and research experience for the mitigation of emerging contaminants (i.e., DBPs, PFAS, trace unregulated contaminants) by advanced oxidation, adsorption or high-pressure membranes in potable reuse; knowledge and experience of pilot operation, novel online sensors and statistical analysis of big data sets; possess the ability to communicate both orally and in writing (i.e. peer-reviewed research articles) and efficiently execute multiple assignments/projects concurrently; and demonstrate the ability to generate innovative research ideas.


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