Membrane Processes and/or Material Science

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University of Wyoming
Job Description

The Center of Excellence in Produced Water Management (CEPWM) at the University of Wyoming is seeking an energetic and self-motivated post-doctoral researcher/research scientist to assist with the development of novel nanocomposite membranes for critical minerals recovery and electrochemical applications. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2024 and review of applications will begin immediately. The position is a fully funded and benefited position at the University of Wyoming. Candidates with previous experiences in the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite membranes, as well as the characterization of nanomaterials, are particularly sought. A Ph.D. in civil/environmental engineering, chemical engineering, material science, polymer chemistry or a closely related field is required. Academic and/or research backgrounds in physics, nanomaterial synthesis/characterization, and/or organic chemistry are desirable. Desired qualifications include working knowledge of the following analytical techniques: ICP-MS, IC, TOC, light scattering, and Raman spectroscopy. Familiarity with the following techniques is also desired but not required: XPS, XRD, GC-MS, NMR, SEM, and AFM. Candidates with previous experience in separation processes and hands-on skills in material synthesis techniques and characterization are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a strong academic record and excellent English communication skills. The position will involve independent and collaborative research, preparation and submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication and research proposal development.

Interested applicants should contact Prof. Jonathan Brant via e-mail ( Applicants must provide a copy of their CV, summary of relevant research experiences, and an example of an authored peer-reviewed publication for which the applicant is the primary author. The initial appointment is for a 1-year period with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding. For more information on the CEPWM please visit the following website: