Disinfection Byproducts and Water Quality

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Clemson University
Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

A new postdoctoral research associate position is immediately available in the research group of Professor Tanju Karanfil in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University (https://www.clemson.edu/cecas/departments/eees/people/facultydirectory/…). The primary responsibility will be to work on a recently funded research project related to disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in distribution systems and holistic assessment of microbial and chemical water quality. Experience and background with DBP formation, strong organic/analytical chemistry background, and the use of related analytical equipment for DBP measurements (e.g., GC/ECD, GC/MS/MS, LC/MS/MS) are highly desired. The candidate must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a dynamic interdisciplinary research group, possess strong problem-solving skills, and have publications and conference presentations.

There are also opportunities to participate in other research on cutting-edge emerging environmental technologies and challenges (e.g., PFAS, nanobubbles, AI enable water/wastewater treatment, microplastics etc…). In addition to research, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate activities in the research group, write progress reports, draft manuscripts for publication, and present results at sponsor meetings and professional conferences.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, environmental/chemical engineering, or closely related fields. This is a one-year appointment initially with potential renewal for the second and third years subject to performance and funding.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest specifically addressing past experience, a CV, and examples of publications. Materials should be compiled into a single pdf file and submitted to Professor Tanju Karanfil, tkaranf@clemson.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable applicant is found.