Research Associate in Integrated (Municipal) Solid Waste Management (Anaerobic digestion)

Friday, March 17, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Research Associate
Job Institution: 
Concordia University
Job Description: 

Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the group of Professor Saifur Rahaman at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of Concordia University to carry out fundamental research in the field of municipal solid waste management/treatment.

Work Place:

1455 Boul de Maisonneuve Ouest, EV-6. 139.

Montreal (Québec),

H3G 1M8.

Main responsibilities

The successful candidate will involve in the development of research work for new applications of dry-wet psychrophilic anaerobic digestion followed by post treatment techniques (coagulation-flocculation/reverse osmosis process) for the valorization of organic municipal solid waste into green energy, fertilizer and reusable water.


Qualifications and working conditions

University - graduate (Doctoral level) in Environmental Science or Engineering.

Years of experience in the required field

2-3 years of relevant experience

Job Requirements:

Applicant must have a PhD in Environmental Engineering or a related field. The candidate with at least one post-doctoral research experience related to “Integrated Waste Management” is strongly preferred; a minimum of two year`s research experience in renewable or clean energy production (using low-temperature waste-to-energy concept) and specifically conversion of organic materials via various types of anaerobic digestion and utilization of biogas to generate heat, power, and/or fuel. Additional work experience related to mesophilic/thermophilic bioprocesses and reverse osmosis process techniques would be valuable. The ideal candidate will also be involved in designing post treatment techniques such coagulation-flocculation/reverse osmosis process and optimizing for the scale-up digesters’ effluent/reject wastewater. The successful candidate will also engage in writing research articles for publications and presentations. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work in a team and collaborate with Industrial partners. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentation, outreach activities, teaching) and have a proven track record of scientific publication.

Formal screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The period of employment is 18 months (with 30 working hours per week) and a monthly remuneration of $3650 will be provided.

Interested candidate please submit: (1) a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position, (2) a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with publications list, a supporting statement and contact information of three referees to Professor Saifur Rahaman ( Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.