Greywater reuse and water quality monitoring sensor systems

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Institution: 
University of Central Florida
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL, USA) is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate with a strong background in the field of water reuse (e.g., greywater and black water) and water quality monitoring sensor applications.

The successful applicant will test the water from the hydrothermal gasification (HTG) processes and determine the permitting requirement of treated black water for low tier water applications in order to promote water sustainability during distributed military operations. The primary tasks will be: (1) Characterization of influent and treated black water, (2) Configuration of a sensor package of water testing for a final system, and (3) Determination of permitting requirements of the system. The post-doctoral research associate will be involved in a research project funded by the US Department of Defense (Phase II - Army STTR Program). Experience of interest in water quality analysis, sensor configuration and applications, water reuse regulations and permitting requirements is highly preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to peer-reviewed journal publications, proposal writing and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The postdoctoral scholar will be advised by Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee (University of Central Florida’s Microsensor Biofilm Research Lab: https://www.cece.ucf.edu/hyoung-lee/)

The initial appointment will be for 12 months with likely renewal pending satisfactory performance. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, UCF, Orlando, FL (woohyoung.lee@ucf.edu) with your cover letter, a research statement describing interests and motivation, current CV, three references, and three sample publications. Requirements include a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, environmental science, chemical engineering, material sciences & engineering, mechanical engineering or similar fields, only U.S. Citizens or Green Card Holders, strong organizational, communication and writing skills.

The CECE department houses active environmental engineering research laboratories, stormwater management academy, and institutes. A unique opportunity exists for multidisciplinary researchers to work collaboratively with other well-renowned programs on campus including NanoScience Technology Center and the College of Medicine. UCF is an American public research university (R1) in the Orlando Metropolitan area in Florida, which enrolls over 70,000 students, offering excellent professional and personal opportunities. UCF offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The undergraduate degrees are ABET accredited. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at http://www.ucf.edu and our Department at http://www.cece.ucf.edu.   

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.