PFAS Remediation

Job Type
Job Rank
Ph.D. students
Job Institution
University at Albany
Job Description

Job Description: Two Ph.D. positions are immediately available in Dr. Yanna Liang’s lab at the University at Albany (UAlbany). The recruited Ph.D. students will work on projects related to remediation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the environment. Specifically, the students will be involved in phytoremediation, sorption, stabilization, and thermal degradation of PFAS.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a MS degree in Environmental Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related discipline, from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. The successful applicant is expected to have experience in fundamental and applied research related to using physical, chemical, and biological processes to address remediation of emerging contaminants. Experience with LC-MS-MS, IC, and other routine analytical instrumentation is preferred.

How to Apply: Applicants must provide a cover letter detailing how their background, expertise, and skills match the job description above and a full CV to Dr. Yanna Liang ( Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary, fringe benefits and full tuition will be provided to the best applicants.

About UAlbany: The University at Albany has a diverse population of more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students on a campus named one of the most beautiful public college campuses in America in 2016 by Thrillist. Albany, New York’s historic capital city, rises above the Hudson River in beautiful upstate New York, in close proximity to the Berkshires, Catskills, and the Adirondack Mountains, and is convenient to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.