Job Title: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Department: Institute for Carbon Management, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position Start Date: June 1, 2021
Job Categories: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Field(s): Chemical engineering, reaction engineering, electrochemistry.
Subject: Seeking qualified candidate for post-doctoral research position in CO2 mineralization.
Job Description: The Institute for Carbon Management (ICM, UCLA) is seeking a postdoctoral candidate with expertise in the chemical Engineering with expertise in CO2 mineralization via electrochemical means. The successful candidate will work on building flow-through reactors to process seawater for CO2 mineralization at lab- and field- scales. Special focus will be placed on optimizing the flow rate, pH, and the use of electrode materials to maximize carbonate mineral precipitation and single-pass removal metrics. For full-consideration, the applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree from a reputable university in a topic of relevance. A successful candidate should possess experiences in chemical engineering, aqueous phase electrochemistry, and/or a fundamental understanding of CO2 mineralization reactions. In addition, experience with geochemical simulation and multiphysics modeling will be a benefit.
The successful candidate will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks to meet project functions and author novel publications. The candidate will also be expected to mentor students, teach courses in relation to expertise (if the opportunity may arise), fulfill project administration functions and assist in proposal development. The candidate is expected to meet programmed project goals, and can respond to deliverable timelines as are typical in "academia-industry" collaborative research. All positions are programmed for a 1-year duration, but can be extended by mutual agreement. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please provide (as PDFs) to the contacts noted below: a detailed resume, a short personal statement explaining your scientific and research interests and contact information for three referees in support of your application.