Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Institution
Washington University in St. Louis
Job Description

The Aquatic Chemistry Laboratory led by Daniel Giammar is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects that investigate the behavior of heavy metals, metalloids, and other inorganic contaminants in natural and engineered aquatic systems. The research group focuses on (i) physical and chemical processes for drinking water supply and treatment, (ii) the biogeochemical processes in subsurface environments, and (iii) the environmental fate of byproducts of energy generation.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will conduct laboratory-based research, supervise PhD students, assist with grant preparation and reporting, and collaborate with other research groups. In addition to high-quality research facilities, Washington University offers career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Career Center, and Teaching Center. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University is at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

Required Qualifications

Independent and highly motivated candidates are sought with a recently earned Ph.D. in environmental engineering, geochemistry, or a related field. Expertise in aquatic chemistry is essential. Strong oral and written communication skills are required.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. A summary is available at: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter detailing relevant experience, research, and career interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references to Professor Daniel Giammar via email at giammar@wustl.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2023.