Aquifer remediation science

Friday, August 13, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Scientist
Job Institution: 
Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven
Job Description: 

A Postdoctoral Scientist position is anticipated in the Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven. The individual will investigate the fundamental mechanisms and processes involved in recently introduced colloidal activated carbon (cAC)-based injection technologies for in situ remediation of aquifers. Specifically, the individual will be the lead researcher on a SERDP grant on sorption/desorption behavior of chlorinated solvents relevant to bioavailability with a goal to characterize the critical links between sorption to cAC and biodegradation. We are seeking a creative and independent individual with strong interests in fundamental physical-chemical and microbiological processes. The individual is expected to write progress reports, submit manuscripts for publication, present results at scientific conferences, and proactively assume the position of the group’s liaison among the collaborating institutions. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in chemical/environmental engineering, environmental science, soil science, or closely related field. Experience with carbonaceous sorbents, sorption processes of organic compounds, and microbial cultures are essential. Applicants must have demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills; be able to give a coherent and well-organized presentation of their past work; and have a strong publication record.  Starting annual salary is $51,662 and comes with attractive benefits. The appointment is for one year, with potential renewal for second and third years subject to performance. Interested persons should submit electronic copies consolidated in a single pdf file of: 1) a letter of application specifically addressing how the applicant has the required experience and meets the job requirements specified above; 2) a CV; 3) one example of a published or in-print paper; and 4) contact information for at least three professional references, to Dr. Joe Pignatello, Chief Scientist and Head, Department of Environmental Sciences, Incomplete applications will not be considered. The closing date is October 1 but review of applications will begin immediately.


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