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Position: Postdoc in “the fate of chemicals in wastewater treatment processes”
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: Are you interested in the fate of chemicals in wastewater treated with different processes? Then, perhaps you are our new Postdoc. You will be responsible for optimizing treatment processes for removal of chemicals in wastewater, in collaboration with other research groups at DTU and external partners
Requirements: Have a PhD degree or equivalent; Have good experience on collaborating with international water company and Danish water institute; Have matured experience in both laboratory and field on fate of chemicals in wastewater treated by biological treatment processes like Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR) and Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) for example ozone and bio-electro-Fenton system, as well as physical process (i.e. activated carbon); Good at optimizing polishing processes for removal of chemicals and toxicity in wastewater; Have research experience on chemicals removal by enzyme and bacterial coating at membrane; Be able to make a design drawing of wastewater treatment plant by AutoCAD; Proficiency in chemicals analysis by using HPLC-MS/MS, GC-MS and Atomic Absorption spectroscopy; You thrive on collaboration and teamwork
   
Text: Postdoc in “the fate of chemicals in wastewater treatment processes” DTU Environment Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Monday 03 Feb 20 Apply for this job Apply no later than 17 February 2020 Apply for the job at DTU Environment by completing the following form. Apply online The Water Technology Section is one of the six sections comprising the Department: Air, Land & Water Resources, Residual Resource Engineering, Urban Water Systems, Environmental Fate and Effect of Chemicals, Radioecology & Tracer Studies and Water Technology. Water Technology focuses on sustainable treatment of water for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes. Resource recovery from water is also considered. Research is conducted at laboratory, pilot and full scale using both computational and experimental approaches. The purpose of the position is to conduct research in the fate of chemicals in wastewater treatment processes. This includes identifying the occurrence of chemicals and relevant by-products in wastewater treated with biological and physical-chemical processes, as well as focusing on optimization of polishing treatment processes of chemicals. The position also requires building research cooperation with internal DTU partners and external water company/institute. Responsibilities and tasks Are you interested in the fate of chemicals in wastewater treated with different processes? Then, perhaps you are our new Postdoc. You will be responsible for optimizing treatment processes for removal of chemicals in wastewater, in collaboration with other research groups at DTU and external partners. Specifically we expect you to: Developing the optimizing operation parameters for polishing processes in terms of chemicals removal in wastewater Conduct sampling campaign in field and batch experiments in laboratory Regular analyzing of chemicals like micropollutants in wastewater samples Consolid research cooperation with internal DTU partners and external industrial partners Supervising MSc/PhD students with regard to their projects Engage in the course ‘Environmental Process’ at DTU Environment as teaching assistant Qualifications H ave a PhD degree or equivalent Have good experience on collaborating with international water company and Danish water institute Have matured experience in both laboratory and field on fate of chemicals in wastewater treated by biological treatment processes like Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR) and Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) for example ozone and bio-electro-Fenton system, as well as physical process (i.e. activated carbon) Good at optimizing polishing processes for removal of chemicals and toxicity in wastewater Have research experience on chemicals removal by enzyme and bacterial coating at membrane Be able to make a design drawing of wastewater treatment plant by AutoCAD Proficiency in chemicals analysis by using HPLC-MS/MS, GC-MS and Atomic Absorption spectroscopy You thrive on collaboration and teamwork We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years and starts on March 26, 2020. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from Head of the Water Technology section, Professor Henrik Rasmus Andersen, hran@env.dtu.dk, tel.: 45 4525 1583. You can read more about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk Application procedure Please submit your online application no later than 17 February 2020 (23:59 local time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include: Application (cover letter) CV Diploma (MSc/PhD) List of publications Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe. The department conducts research and development, and provides educational programs and service to society in the area of engineering of water in natural, urban and industrial contexts, processing and recovery of residual resources, environmental risk assessment and chemical risk reduction. The aim is to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and a new generation of engineers. The department has approximately 200 staff from more than 30 countries. Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.
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