The Water Research Center (WRC) at the New York University Abu Dhabi NYUAD-WRC) seeks to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow effective September, 2021. He will work under the supervision of Dr. Raed Hashaikeh, NYUAD-WRC co-PI, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. The project aims to develop advanced, functional membranes for desalination, at bench-level and on a pilot-scale. The postdoctoral fellow will join a team of researchers and graduate students from various sub-fields, and will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities in the WRC.
Work alongside peers with unique and creative backgrounds in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science engineering and mechanical engineering.
Conduct research on the development of novel functional materials to assist membrane-based desalination such as reverse osmosis, forward osmosis, nanofiltration and membrane distillation.
The candidate will be required develop desk, field, and/or lab based studies to explore issues and address challenges related to desalination, and post-desalination treatments.
Take part in generating reports, drafting patents, authoring publications, and attending conferences
Prepare data for presentation at lab and departmental meetings and/or conferences.
Performing analyses in collaboration with other researchers locally and internationally
Limited teaching activities
A PhD in either Chemical, Materials Science, mechanical engineering or environmental engineering; PhD must have been completed on or before July 2021.
A willingness to contribute to a collaborative, supportive team culture encouraging trust and cooperation among all team members
Detail-oriented and well organized
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Candidates are also required to have first-author publication experience.
Has published peer reviewed articles in the field of study
An overall knowledge of all technical aspects of research laboratory science is essential, including but not limited to
Research experience in membrane fabrication methods and familiarization with common membrane characterization tools such as XRD, TGA, DSC, DMA, BET, porometer, etc.
Prior expertise in analytical chemistry is an asset.
Prior experience in organic chemistry
This position will begin in September 2021 as a two-year contract, renewable depending on performance.
Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. The salary for this position is competitive with exciting benefits, including housing, medical insurance, annual home leave allowance and (if relevant) dependent school fees. Salaries are tax-free in the UAE. Questions regarding specifics for this position may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org All applications must be submitted through Interfolio. Applications should include a 1-2-page cover letter that responds to the required and desired experiences described above, and a copy of a current CV; copies of publications may also be uploaded.
About the NYUAD Water Research Center:
The Water Research Center (NYUAD-WRC) at New York University Abu Dhabi aims to promote innovative research in water desalination, wastewater treatment, environmental policy, and social issues that will lead to water security and sustainability. The center serves as an interdisciplinary innovation hub for water research where scientific knowledge is transformed into practical solutions.
Research at the WRC falls into the following focus areas and/or at the intersection of two or more areas:
Advanced desalination technologies
Wastewater treatment and reuse
Sustainable environmental processes
Water governance and policy
The WRC is seeking several Post-doctoral Associates and a Research Scientist to develop and conduct research related to desalination and water treatment in several research areas: 1) advanced membrane technology, 2) Porous materials for water treatment, and 4) environmental implications of desalination. A full description of each position and its requirement is available on Interfolio.
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complimented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.
Entering its twelfth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi's highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complimented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.
This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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