Post-Doctoral Fellow (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO, USA 🇺🇸

Job no: 495789
Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Civil & Environmental Engineering

Position Title
Post-Doctoral Fellow – Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Opportunity
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Colorado School of Mines is hiring a Post-Doctoral researcher to study the chemical and toxicological characterization of water treated during direct potable reuse (DPR). The work includes developing and evaluating chemical and toxicological methods from water and wastewater treated by a pilot-scale DPR trailer (, which will comprise laboratory and pilot-scale treatment evaluation using analytical and bioanalytical techniques. The positions will work with Prof. Tzahi Cath and Dr. James Rosenblum at Colorado School of Mines Water Technology Hub. The appointment is for one year, although renewal is possible.
Develop and perform research on waters and wastewaters using in-vitro bioassaysPerform quantitative analysis of emerging contaminants on a liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer (LC-QQQ)Write and submit peer-reviewed journal publications on research from the DPR trailerCollaborate on the development and advancement of DPR at Mines and in ColoradoSupport proposal writing for various water and wastewater related projects
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in one or more specialized fields in environmental engineering, chemistry, environmental science, public health, environmental health, toxicology, or a closely related field
Preferred Qualifications
PhD by September 1st, 2022, with experience in either mass spectrometry and/or in-vitro bioassaysAbility to mentor undergraduate and graduate studentsIndependent researcherKnowledge of water and wastewater treatment, and an understanding of potable reuse
About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
Equal Opportunity
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veterans status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.
Pay Range
$50,000.00Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.
Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

Advertised: Jul 18, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 22, 2022 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time