Job ID: 133555

Postdoc - Environmental engineering/science

The University of Arizona

  • Nov. 14, 2019
  • Postdoc - Environmental engineering/science
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • The University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ
  • open until filled
  • January 1st, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available as part of a Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP, Department of Defense) project focused on remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) using novel and conventional sorbents. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering ( and the Department of Environmental Science ( at the University of Arizona, under the direction of Dr. Reyes Sierra-Alvarez, and an environmental consulting industry partner. The postdoc will be responsible for conducting experiments, writing technical reports and peer-reviewed papers, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and assisting with proposal writing. Competitive candidates will have a strong background and research experience in the fields of contaminant chemistry and mass spectrometry, and a proven track record of exemplary research publications, presentations, and excellent communication skills. The candidate will join an existing project research team that includes environmental engineering and science faculty, another postdoc, and graduate and undergraduate students. This is a year-to-year appointment. Position continuation is based on budget availability and satisfactory performance.
Review of applications will commence on December 9th, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit apply through the Univ. of Arizona web portal.

  • At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Contact Information

  • Reyes Sierra-Alvarez
    Chemical and Environmental Engineering
    The University of Arizona
    PO Box 210011
    Tucson, AZ 85721

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