Membrane Technology Engineer

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Job Institution: 
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Job Description: 

Post-Doctoral Position – Chemical Engineering, McMaster University – Membrane Technology

Area of Research: membrane technology, preferably with experience in pilot-scale or industrial scale membrane operation, industrial engineering

Overview of research project:

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in wastewater treatment leading to potable reuse technologies. The position is available immediately. The project centers around a RO membrane skid, coupled to a MF membrane process train and a UV disinfection system, to produce potable drinking water from municipal wastewater.  The aim is to study the impacts of mineral scale on the RO membrane surfaces, to optimize the usage of anti-scalants, and assess the impact of these anti-scalants on the downstream UV disinfection process. The research is an exciting opportunity to work on pilot-scale membrane systems in collaboration with an industrial partner, Trojan Technologies, headquartered in London, Ontario. The post-doc will be trained at McMaster University, but will be primarily based at the pilot-scale labs of Trojan Technologies.

The candidate will be the lead contributor on peer reviewed publications and technical reports. They will participate in meetings between industrial partners at Trojan Technologies and Prof. de Lannoy.

McMaster University and the de Lannoy lab are strongly committed to diversity and we encourage applications from women, persons of colour, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Required Qualifications:

-       The applicant must have a PhD in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering from an accredited University awarded in the past 5 years

-       The applicant must have at least 3 published papers on membranes or a related field

-       Experience with membrane processes, membrane manufacture, and/or wastewater treatment

-       Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

-       Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team and energy to motivated new ideas and novel research

Salary: $40,000.00/year including complete benefits from McMaster University (valued at $7,600.00/year)

Application instructions

All individuals interested in this position must submit a single electronic file consisting of a one-page cover letter that includes research experience and interests, a detailed CV, their best 2 publications, and the names and addresses of two references send this file to Prof. Charles-François de Lannoy ( by the closing date.  Please use Application to Post-Doc in Pilot-Scale Membrane Research as the email subject.

Closing date: March 1, 2018. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Supervisor:  Prof. Charles-François de Lannoy

Expected start date: Immediately

Term: 1 year with potential for renewal

About McMaster University: McMaster University a research-intensive Canadian University ranking in the top 1% of World Universities (ranked 78th in the world by Times Higher Education). The department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster has a long history of impactful research and is among the most active chemical engineering departments in Canada. McMaster is located in Hamilton, ON, on the western edge of Lake Ontario, offering highly affordable living, near abundant natural beauty including vast hiking and running trails up and around the Niagara escarpment and kayaking and canoeing in protected watersheds. Hamilton is a diverse city undergoing an energizing local renaissance by the many entrepreneurs, musicians, academics, and artists that live or have located here recently.