Physicochemical treatment focused on viruses and membrane fouling during potable reuse

Job Type
Job Rank
Postdoctoral Research Associate and Doctoral Student
Job Institution
Texas A&M University
Job Description

Professor Shankar Chellam, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher and doctoral student to perform largely experimental research on topics related to potable reuse.  The overall foci of this work are virus behavior, electrocoagulation, and membrane filtration as they relate to municipal wastewater reclamation.  An important aspect (perquisite) of the work is that it provides sufficient freedom to tailor specific objectives and therefore has inherent flexibility to design the work plan.  Job responsibilities and laboratory work can be accordingly defined as deemed best towards generating high quality publications.

The research is funded by multiple federal, state, industrial, and private sponsors.  Although funding is available for multiple years, the initial appointment will be for one year and annual renewals will hinge on satisfactory process.

Required Qualifications:  Although the work is best suited for environmental, chemical, and mechanical engineers, chemists, environmental scientists, and other disciplines are also welcome especially those with background (or interest) in virology, fluid mechanics, and colloidal transport.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are a priority.

Diversity:  The Chellam research group at Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and has a long history of promoting an inclusive culture and working environment for all students and staff.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and core values.  TAMU is an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Salary:  Negotiable for post-docs and determined by the graduate school for PhD students.

Application procedure: Apply for the position by emailing Shankar Chellam ( using "Postdoctoral researcher" or "PhD student" as appropriate and attaching their CV in PDF format.  Qualified candidates will be interviewed over Zoom as the first step towards their potential hire.