Technology Development for Drinking Water Treatment

Friday, May 21, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Job Institution: 
University of Iowa
Job Description: 

IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering ( and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa ( seek a highly motivated postdoctoral research scholar to join Dr. David Cwiertny’s research group ( The initial appointment is full-time for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of continued funding. Research will be related to the fabrication of electrospun membranes, their integration into point of use (POU) drinking water treatment devices, and performance testing of the resulting POU device.

Contact Dr. David Cwiertny via e‐mail at ( if you have questions about the position.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering (, a national and global leader in environmental and fluids-related research, education, and service. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa City has been ranked one of the nation’s most livable cities (USA Today, 2006), and one of the best small metropolitan areas for careers (Forbes Magazine, 2013). This small city has a population of about 62,000. It is a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant science or engineering field (e.g., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, etc.) prior to starting this position is required.

Experience in environmental chemistry, water treatment, and material synthesis and characterization is required. Experience with nanotechnology, electrospinning, membranes and device fabrication is desirable.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of at least three references at search for requisition #3546.

 The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.