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Postdoc Research Associate

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Mar 31, 2024

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Postdoc Research Associate for Per - and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Removal Using Advanced Materials

One full time postdoctoral scientist position is available in the College of Natural and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Parkside (UWP). We are seeking a recent graduate with a Ph.D. degree with experiences in conducting experiments for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) removal using advanced materials. Major research areas include studying PFAS removal in batch and column experiments and decipher the mechanisms associated with the removal. Also, experiences in collecting water samples in wetlands and lakes for PFAS analyses and using single quad and triple quad HPLC-MS for PFAS analyses are needed. In addition, the incumbent will be involving in researches to promote sustainable agriculture, a project funded by NSF Engine and will also be able to participate in a project funded by Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, a joint adventure by a group of multidisciplinary researchers in Chemistry, Earth Materials, Hydrogeology, and Civil and Environmental Engineering from UWP and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM). In addition, the incumbent will teach a course per semester in the academic year in his/her specialty or courses related to Geosciences or Chemistry.

Successful candidates will have completed a PhD in Materials Sciences, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated strong analytical skills and technical specialty. Experience working with PFAS is definitely a plus. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate are available, and depending on candidate interest. Successful applicants would also have opportunities to design and conduct new/ongoing experiments and field studies as well as opportunities to analyze, interpret, and publish existing datasets.

Application Instructions
To apply, please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter describing your interest and experience, a CV, contact information for three references, and two relevant publications or manuscripts to Zhaohui Li ( Please include “PFAS Postdoc Application” in your email subject line. Application closes on 3/31/24. The position starts on June 1, 2024.



UW-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. UW-P is located in Somers, Wisconsin, between Racine and Kenosha on 700 acres with natural prairies and woodlands.

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