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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Villanova University

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Villanova University

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Applications call for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University in the United States of America. A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University under the supervision of Dr. Wenqing Xu. Moreover, the position is funded by the National Institute of Health as part of a recent award toward Dr. Xu’s research on bioremediation.

Basically, the successful candidate will employ a tunable polymer membrane system to understand what surface properties best support microbial networks for the dechlorination process. The candidate is also expected to assist in the training and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, assisting with the preparation of project reports, and disseminating results in journal publications and conferences. Teaching opportunities can be arranged if the candidate desires.


The ideal candidate for this Postdoctoral Fellowship position at Villanova University must have the following criteria

  • A Ph.D. degree in environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, polymer engineering, or related fields.
  • Experience in using analytical instruments (IC, UPLC, GC/MS/MS and Q-TOF-MS).
  • Also, experience in material synthesis, surface functionalization, and characterization (FT-IR, XPS, TEM).
  • A strong track record of refereed journal publications as well as the ability to work independently and communicate proactively.
  • Furthermore, the individual must be highly motivated with strong written and oral communication skills.


Following documents are necessary for complete application

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample/Publications
  • Letters of Reference (submitted by applicant)
  • Transcripts

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 March,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerVillanova University



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