Electrochemical and/or Wastewater Engineering

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 – Electrochemical Engineering

Area of Research: electrochemical engineering, electrochemistry, electrocoagulation, or wastewater treatment with experience in degradation by-products

Overview of research project:

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in electrochemical treatment of industrial wastewaters. The position is available immediately. The project centers around developing an electrochemical flow cell for treating complex industrial wastewaters containing primarily aqueous organic contaminants. The research includes an assessment of the electrochemical potentials, possible side-reactions, and required energies for contaminant degradations, as well as the design and construction of a lab-scale electrochemical flow cell to test the electrochemical degradation of simulated wastewaters. The research is an exciting opportunity to develop a new electrochemical treatment technique for aggressive industrial wastewaters in collaboration with an industrial partner, headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario. The post-doc will be trained at McMaster University, and will be encourage to have close engagement with the industrial partner.

The candidate will be the lead contributor on peer reviewed publications and technical reports. They will participate in meetings between industrial partners 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 earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering from an accredited University by the time the position starts and no later than in the past 5 years.

-       The applicant must have at least 3 published papers in research related to electrochemistry and/or wastewater treatment.

-       Experience in electro-chemical engineering, electrochemistry, and/or advanced 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: $43,000.00/year including complete benefits from McMaster University (valued at $8,170.00/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 3 publications, and the names and addresses of two references. Send this file to Prof. Charles-François de Lannoy (delannoy@mcmaster.ca) by the closing date.  Please use Application to Post-Doc in Electrochemical Wastewater Treatment 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.