Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering

University of California Irvine

United States

Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor Adeyemi Adeleye

Job #JPF06588
  • Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 5th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning April 2021.

The postdoctoral researcher will develop and implement a framework for determining the important sources of perfluorinated compounds within a sewershed. The project will involve working with water and wastewater utilities to design framework, developing analytical techniques to extract and quantify per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from a variety of matrices, collecting field samples, and analyzing the samples for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

The candidate should have strong organization and communication skills, and extensive experience with analyzing organic compounds (preferably, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances via mass spectrometry) in environmental matrices. Working knowledge of statistics and geographic information system are a plus. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, environmental science, civil engineering, analytical environmental chemistry, or a related field from an accredited university. The candidate should demonstrate ability to independently conduct creative research, a strong commitment to teamwork, and ability to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts.

The postdoctoral scholar will primarily work with Professor Adeyemi Adeleye in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. There will be opportunities to collaborate widely across other research groups at UC Irvine, other universities, and utilities. Initial appointment will be for 12 months and be renewable, subject to performance and availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications, and contact information for three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Publications - Publications or link to publications
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 0-3 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Irvine, CA

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