Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Geochemistry

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 45368

Location: Columbia

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) has a postdoctoral position available immediately for a two-year duration. The position is supported by the MU Research Excellence Postdoctoral Program, which provides competitive stipend and funds for professional development/travel. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct research in one of the following areas; (1) Environmental geochemistry related to management of metal mining wastes; (2). Fabrication and application of advanced nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes for desalination and water reuse; (3). Aquatic toxicity of contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs) such as microplastics and per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS); and (4). Innovative nanomaterials for removal of CECs from water.


PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Geochemistry, Chemistry, or other STEM fields by the start of the appointment

Candidate will be evaluated on experience with advanced instrumentation such as in situ and operando transmission electron microscopy and isotope-ratio mass spectrometry.

Application Materials

Please submit application letter, CV, reprints of the most important publications and list of three (3) references in single PDF file.

Questions may be directed to Professor Baolin Deng at

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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