Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-Electrical and Computer Engineering-WASHAID [#25323, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline:2023/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/11)
Position Description:    

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral chemist/engineer to develop novel materials for PFAS sorption. The postdoctoral associate will support the research and development of PFAS sorbents in the lab as well as transition them to the field while working closely with a private client to ensure project success.

Background. The Duke University Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease (WaSH-AID) is a collaborative translational research team working closely with academic, non-profit and private industry partners around the world to facilitate the development and sustainable deployment of novel technology-based solutions for critical health and environmental challenges.

To achieve our mission, we: • Emphasize cross-disciplinary expertise and partnerships. • Work along a continuum from basic and translational science to prototyping, field testing, and commercialization. • Embrace a user-centered philosophy in all stages of research and development. • Seek to promote equity and justice with inclusive and transformative solutions.

Roles and Responsibilities. The ideal candidate has a PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering or other combination of background and experience with a strong background in wet chemistry and research. The candidate will have practical experience in 1) materials synthesis and characterization, 2) experimental design, and 3) ability to work within defined timelines to perform high quality research for external clients. Prior experience with water/wastewater treatment, membrane filtration technologies, adsorption, materials development and characterization, PFAS, and/or electrochemistry is highly desirable.

Primary responsibilities for the position will include: • Designing and performing experiments to advance the mission of the Center • Collaborating with other Center researchers and field partners to facilitate transfer of technology from the lab into field testing and/or to commercialization • Commitment to laboratory safety and scientific recordkeeping • Preparation of scientific data for project reports, intellectual property filings, publication in peer-reviewed journals, and/or presentation at seminars and conferences • Ability to manage effort and timelines across multiple projects simultaneously • Strong communication skills • A desire to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment

This position will be supported by projected contracts in late 2023 for 1 year. Options for promotion to a full employee position are dependent on performance and continuation of funding. Please send a CV and a brief cover letter/email describing your background and interest in the position to Julia Darcy at Julia.darcy@duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Julia Darcy
Duke University
Box 90291
Durham, NC 27708