Environmental Chemistry

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Institution: 
University of New Mexico
Job Description: 

The University of New Mexico is seeking a highly qualified Postdoctoral Researcher in environmental engineering, geochemistry, chemical engineering, electrochemistry, or related fields. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be sponsored by the Army Research Office (ARO) on the project entitled “Redox Reactions of Chromium, Copper, and Iron Mixtures in Contaminated Waters: Integration of Laboratory Experiments, Reactive Transport Modeling, Spectroscopy, and Electrochemical Sensing”. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work in collaboration with Dr. Jose Cerrato (PI) and Drs. Stephen Cabaniss, Fernando Garzon, and Peter Lichtner (CO-PIs). The Postdoctoral Researcher be expected to work independently, in collaboration with the PI and Co-PIs, to produce high quality science that can result in peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, the Postdoctoral Researcher will be supporting the preparation of progress reports required by ARO and of mentoring undergraduate students that will support this project. The following are expected functions for this job:

  • Conduct batch, column, and related experiments for adsorption, precipitation/dissolution, and redox processes.
  • Determine elemental composition and metal speciation for water-solid interfacial reactions using aqueous chemistry, spectroscopy, microscopy, and electrochemistry techniques.
  • Perform reactive transport modeling to inform and interpret the experiments conducted.
  • Mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Write scientific reports and peer-reviewed articles.

Interested applicants should send a single PDF file containing a CV, a list of three references, and a cover letter to Professor José M. Cerrato at jcerrato@unm.edu and submit the application through UNM Jobs (#16017):