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Postdoctoral Fellow - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 02/07/2021
Admin-Occupational and Environmental Safety
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Posting Number: 2021772F
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Position Type: Faculty
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: full-time/12-months
Department: 202-Civil and Environmental Engineering
Position Summary:

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University under the supervision of Dr. Wenqing Xu. The position is funded by the National Institute of Health as part of a recent award toward Dr. Xu’s research on bioremediation.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will employ a tunable polymer membrane system to understand what surface properties best support microbial networks for the dechlorination process. The candidate is also expected to assist in the training and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, assisting with the preparation of project reports, and disseminating results in journal publications and conferences. Teaching opportunities can be arranged if the candidate desires.

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must have:
(1) a Ph.D. degree in environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, polymer engineering, or related fields;
(2) experience in using analytical instruments (IC, UPLC, GC/MS/MS and Q-TOF-MS);
(3) experience in material synthesis, surface functionalization, and characterization (FT-IR, XPS, TEM);
(4) a strong track record of refereed journal publications; and
(5) the ability to work independently and communicate proactively.
The individual must be highly motivated with strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Special Message to Applicants:

You can learn more about Professor Xu’s work and the research groups’ activity from links below:

Google Scholar:

Faculty Bio:

The Environmental Interfacial Chemistry (EIC) Group:

Posting Date: 02/05/2021
Closing Date (11:59pm ET):
Salary Posting Information:


Salary Band: N/A
Job Classification: faculty

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