Soil and Water Remediation

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant Scientist II
Job Institution
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven
Job Description

The CAES has an opening in the Department of Environmental Science and Forestry at the level of Assistant Scientist II to conduct original research on treatment, remediation, or resource recovery in soil and water media contaminated with organic or inorganic chemicals. Examples of broad topics within this scope are advanced oxidation/reduction processes, ‘trap-and-treat’ catalysis, point-of-use removal of metalloids, stabilization/remediation of vadose or saturated zone, stormwater runoff, and nutrient removal/recovery. The exact topic is less important than the novelty and potential significance. An emphasis on problems relevant to Connecticut and the Northeast is considered a plus.  A major focus should be on underlying scientific principles and mechanisms, with practical application a long-term goal. Collaboration with existing staff and/or outside investigators is highly encouraged.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical/environmental engineering, soil science, or closely related discipline and show strong promise to establish an innovative, world-class research program. Applicants should have an exceptional record of productivity; have effective communication skills in speaking and writing; show potential to acquire and manage competitive funding; and be capable of interacting effectively with elected officials, regulatory officials, and the public. The starting salary is $85,905.00/yr with competitive medical and dental benefits. Interested candidates should submit the following electronically in a single, consolidated pdf file: 1) Cover letter summarizing their qualifications point-by-point to the above and briefly stating their forward-looking research interests; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) full statement of forward-looking research interests, articulating their novelty and potential significance (3 pages max); 3) copies of two recent publications; and 4) contact information for at least three references together with a statement of their professional relationship to you. Application package should be sent to: The deadline for receipt is October 4, 2022.