Bench/field research on water and wastewater treatment with a focus on PFAS

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Johns Hopkins University
Job Description

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the top ranked School of Public Health in the United States, has established a research alliance with Stantec, a leader in water and wastewater treatment/design and provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering, and construction services. The JHU/Stantec Alliance is seeking to hire a highly motivated, full-time postdoctoral fellow with a background in Environmental Engineering or related field who has a strong interest in Public Health and Engineering. The successful candidate will work at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, focusing on projects related to water treatment. This exciting position, which involves conducting research from both an academic and practical perspective, provides substantial career growth opportunities. The JHU/Stantec Alliance encompasses a variety of water and wastewater-related projects, including those associated with water supply and treatment, water resources management, renewable energy, resource recovery, and sustainable environmental practices.

The primary responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Planning, conducting, and managing bench-scale and field investigations on the use of a variety of novel technologies for water and wastewater treatment including a focus on PFAS and other emerging contaminants.
  • Operating and maintaining analytical instrumentation as well developing new analyses and techniques to advance the laboratory's technological capabilities including advanced chromatographic approaches (ion chromatography, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, etc.) on complex environmental matrices.
  • Preparing research proposals for submission to various outside funding agencies, i.e., National Science Foundation and Water Research Foundation.
  • Preparing technical papers for peer reviewed journals and presenting findings at selected conferences.
  • Providing imaginative and innovative thinking to existing and new areas of research as well as devising novel and detailed approaches towards developing solutions for problems encountered.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemistry, or related discipline. Candidate must have a specific background in water treatment and have a demonstrated publication record in this area.
  • Hands-on experience conducting lab experiments. In-depth experience utilizing basic water quality analytical techniques as well as advanced water quality instrumentation such as ion chromatography, LC-MS, etc.
  • Extremely strong verbal and written skills. Evidence of writing skills will be requested.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Good organizational skills. Detail oriented and accustomed to producing high quality work.

Instructions for applying:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an electronic version of their curriculum vitae and a 1-2 page background statement including research interests. Correspondence should be addressed to:

Dr. Kellogg Schwab
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health/Whiting School of Engineering
615 North Wolfe Street Room E6620
Baltimore, MD 21205