Chemical water treatment

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Institution: 
Global Campus, Kyung Hee University
Job Description: 

Job Description

The Department of Civil Engineering at Global Campus, Kyung Hee University at Yongin City, Republic of Korea seeks to recruit one Postdoc to work in the field of chemical treatment organic micropollutants in water. This is available immediately.


The candidate must have a PhD in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or a closely related discipline, from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

The applicant is expected to have experiences in the research related to the chemical water treatment. Expertise in two or more areas are required, such as (1) synthesis and modification of catalysts, especially carbon-based materials, (2) characterization (XPS, XRD, SEM, TEM, voltammetry, FTIR, etc.) of the catalysts, (3) catalytic oxidation/reduction of organic (micro)pollutants, and (4) the mechanisms of the catalytic oxidation/reduction. Experience with analytical instrumentation, such as UV/Vis spectroscopy, HPLC and HPLC-MS is required. For more information, please refer the publications:

l  Catalytic effects of activated-carbon particle size on the oxidative degradation mechanisms of a pharmaceutical. J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 10, 2022, 107179

l  Catalytic degradation of acetaminophen by Fe and N Co-doped multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Environ. Res. 201, 2020, 111535.

l  Advanced Oxidative Degradation of Acetaminophen by Carbon Catalysts: Radical vs Non-Radical Pathways. Environ. Res. 188, 2020, 109767.

l  Effects of thermal modification of a biochar on persulfate activation and mechanisms of catalytic degradation of a pharmaceutical. Chem. Eng. J. 399, 2020, 125377.

In addition, the candidate must be self-driven, independent, highly organized, good at working as a member of a team, having proven publication record, and excellent in oral communication and writing papers in English.

Salary and Benefits

The initial appointment is for one year but can be extended depending on performance and funding. Salary is based on qualifications. Health insurance will be offered, as a part of the salary. For details, please contact Professor Seok-Oh Ko, PhD (


Applicants must provide (1) a cover letter detailing the background, expertise, and skills about the job description and qualifications above, (2) a full CV including the list of publications, and (3) names and contact information for two professional references. Applications should be submitted directly to Professor Seok-Oh Ko, PhD, (

About the Global Campus, Kyung Hee University

The Global Campus, Kyung Hee University has a diverse population of more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 2021, in the Yongin City, Republic of Korea, close to Suwon City and Seoul Metropolitan City.