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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted April 29, 2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Civil and Environmental Engineering

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202-Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position Summary:

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has an immediate opening for a Research Fellow to participate in an exciting project in one step nitrogen removal by the recently discovered, novel anammox bacteria. The research is sponsored by Renmantix, Inc. The initial offer is for 18 months starting immediately, and future continuation is contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

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.

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The Research Fellow will use wet chemistry and analytical and molecular techniques to investigate ammonia oxidation to nitrogen gas by anammox bacteria and use research results for process development.

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The candidate must have strong analytical chemistry skills and willingness to learn molecular biology methods such as quantitative PCR. A Ph.D. degree in environmental or chemical engineering is required.

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Experience with analytical equipment such as GC and HPLC, analytical problem solving, creative process design, as well as good oral and written communication skills are preferred. Candidate must be willing to work closely with Dr. Duran and students, undergraduate and graduate. The candidate is expected to actively pursue high quality publications and participate in generating new ideas and writing technical proposals.

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