Environmental engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
postdoctoral researcher
Job Institution
University of Washington
Job Description

A full-time post-doctoral position is available at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Washington (UW) with Professor Gregory Korshin as the advisor to the Postdoctoral Scholar. CEE is seeking a post-doctoral candidate with a strong background in environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, and water treatment. The successful candidate will investigate the removal of heavy metals and related contaminants from landfill leachate and other complex water matrixes. The position will focus on the development and implementation of novel treatment approaches. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or related field. The candidate must have the ability to work independently and possess strong problem-solving skills and should have publications and conference presentations. Excellent writing skills and oral communication, the ability to organize and interpret data, and disseminate research findings in top-teer refereed journals are essential. A background in automation of water treatment processes is a plus.

This position is a full-time 100% FTE appointment. The initial appointment will be for a 12-month period, with renewal subject to performance and funding situation. We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Postdoctoral scholars at UW are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to a collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related area is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Background in water treatment technologies, reactor design, environmental chemistry.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following materials via Interfolio or AcademicKeys. Review of applications will begin  on June 1, 2022.



  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter briefly describing your research and other relevant experiences.  
  3. Diversity Statement: A one-page description of your contributions to and vision for promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  4. Contact information (name, position, email) for 3 references
  5. Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form: State law requires that the University of Washington obtain the Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct declaration signed by the candidate. The declaration will require you to disclose any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct, to authorize current and past employers to disclose to the UW any sexual misconduct currently being investigated and/or committed by you, and to release current and past employers from any liability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.