Postdoctoral Researcher – College of Engineering
Villanova University has a postdoctoral researcher position available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center for Human Environmental Systems under the supervision of Dr. Wenqing Xu.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will conduct research on a multidisciplinary research project to understand the adsorption and transformation of nitrogenous organic contaminants on the surfaces of pyrogenic carbonaceous materials (eg., activated carbon and biochar). The candidate will have opportunities to interact with collaborators from other academic institutions, state, and federal agencies. The candidate will also be expected to assist in the training and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, assisting with the preparation of project reports, and disseminating results in journal publications and conferences. Teaching opportunities can be arranged if the candidate desires.
The ideal candidate must have:
a Ph.D. degree in environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, polymer engineering, or related fields;
experience in using analytical instruments (IC, UPLC, GC/MS/MS and Q-TOF- MS);
experience in material synthesis, surface functionalization, and characterization (FT-IR, XPS, TEM);
a strong track record of refereed journal publications; and
the ability to work independently and communicate proactively.
The individual must be highly motivated with strong written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours: Special Message to Applicants:
You can learn more about Professor Xu’s work and the research groups’ activity from links below:
The Environmental Interfacial Chemistry ( EIC) Group