Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor Adeyemi Adeleye

$53,460 – $57,456 *Based on qualifications and experience
Will remain open until filled

The UC Irvine Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position beginning April 2021.

The postdoctoral researcher will develop and implement a framework for determining the important sources of perfluorinated compounds within a sewershed. The project will involve working with water and wastewater utilities to design framework, developing analytical techniques to extract and quantify per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from a variety of matrices, collecting field samples and analyzing the samples for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

The candidate should have strong organization and communication skills, and extensive experience with analyzing organic compounds (preferably, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances via mass spectrometry) in environmental matrices. Working knowledge of statistics and geographic information systems are a plus. The candidate must have a doctorate in environmental engineering, environmental science, civil engineering, analytical environmental chemistry or a related field from an accredited university. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to independently conduct creative research, a strong commitment to teamwork and an ability to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts.

The postdoctoral scholar will primarily work with Adeyemi Adeleye, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. There will be opportunities to collaborate widely across other research groups at UC Irvine, other universities and utilities. Initial appointment will be for 12 months and be renewable, subject to performance and availability of funding.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications and contact information for three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.