Postdoctoral Researcher

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!


Civil/Environ/Arch Engineering

Position Overview

This position is part of an existing collaborative research program to develop novel strategies to manage and treat wastewater generated by oil and gas production. The individual filling this position will develop and carry out research related to this topic, and support the further growth of this research program through student mentoring, research proposal development and submission and publication of results.

Job Description

50%-Perform research for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies in management, treatment and recovery of water in oil and gas production. Participate in planning, designing and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the direction of a supervisor. May or may not work independently.

20%-Analyze and evaluate research data and provide interpretations.

10%-Mentor graduate students.

10%- Contribute to the development, preparation and submission of externally funded proposals related to the research program.

5%- Search literature, utilizing all available resources, including electronic, regarding new methodologies for improved oil and water recovery, and design experiments accordingly.
5%-Contribute to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepare technical reports, papers and/or records.

Required Qualifications

1.  PhD in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry or a closely related field.
2.  Appropriate analytical skills as evidenced by education and/or related work experiences

Note: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD conferred at the time of hire.  Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed 6-months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Preferred Qualifications

1.  Academic or industrial lab experience in one or more of the following areas: a.) treatment or modeling of high-salinity waters/wastewaters; b.) electrochemistry applications in water treatment c.) membrane, ion-exchange or thermal treatment processes for water/wastewater treatment.
2.  Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a collaborative research effort
3.  Experience in lab management
4.  Excellent organizational skills
5.  Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Ted Peltier

Additional Candidate Instruction

  • Required submission materials: Cover letter, Current CV, List of three references
  • Application review begins April 15, 2019 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is received. 

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Work Location

University of Kansas - Lawrence

Employee Class

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Conditions of Employment

Contingent on Funding, Limited Term


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