[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc opportunity in Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Anke Neumann Anke.Neumann at newcastle.ac.uk
Fri Mar 20 06:22:27 MDT 2015

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (Postdoc) at Newcastle University, to work on a project funded by EPSRC’s Bright IDEAS Award for a fixed-time period of 2 years, starting 1 May 2015. The project will investigate how iron-bearing clay minerals can be used to sustainably produce reactive oxidizing species for advanced oxidation in water treatment. The project will comprise laboratory batch and column experiments, the use of model organic contaminants and microbial assays to assess oxidative activity, as well as aqueous phase analysis for reactive oxygen species and clay mineral phase characterization. The Research Associate will also be involved in experimental design, coordinating work with technicians, supervision of MSc students, and dissemination of research results in forms of journal articles and contributions to international conferences. This post offers the unique opportunity to carry out fundamental research into mineral surface-mediated redox reactions within the inspiring working environment of an exciting department (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ceg/research/environmentalengineering) in combination with intensive exchange with water industry partners to develop real-world applications of the research results.
We are seeking a motivated and ambitious candidate with a PhD in environmental science or engineering, chemical engineering, or a related relevant field. Experience with methods to characterize reactive oxygen species, proficiency in kinetic and mechanistic analysis of redox reactions, and good laboratory skills are essential; familiarity with working under anoxic conditions, experience with microbial assays, and practical knowledge of solid phase analysis methods (Mössbauer spectroscopy, SEM/TEM imaging) would be advantageous. Due to the variety of methods, techniques, and approaches from different fields required for this project, we are especially interested in individuals who are motivated and quick to learn new skills and methods.
To apply, please submit your motivation letter describing your experience and interests, your CV, and at least one letter of recommendation along with your online application (for information on how to apply see https://www15.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_newcastle02.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=56588,7225710282&key=88610822&c=213454123423&pagestamp=seyvlguifuyibbhoxw).
For further information on the group’s research see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ceg/staff/profile/anke.neumann. Please contact me for informal inquiries or any questions.
Please pass on or forward to any interested parties.

Anke Neumann

Is your research related to clay minerals for environmental applications? Come join us at Euroclay 2015 in Session 'Clay and fine particle based materials for environmental technologies and clean up'

Anke Neumann
Lecturer in Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

+44 191 208 6406
anke.neumann at ncl.ac.uk<mailto:anke.neumann at ncl.ac.uk>

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