Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biofouling and Microbial Characterization

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a research associate or post-doc position starting April 2021 to work on a research project in the area of microbial desalination, and pretreatment for reduction of salinity and biofouling potential of seawater prior to membrane desalination. The project will evaluate the effectiveness of a hybrid Microbial desalination-electrogcoagulation / floatation process on seawater salinity and its biofouling potential. Suitable candidates should have a track record and significant contribution and co-authorship to at least 3 Scopus indexed publications on the topics of: biofouling potential evaluation using luminescence, biofilm reactors, and flowcytometry; growth, quantification, and characterization of micro-algae; and operation of an electrocoagulation/floatation pilot unit.

Minimum Qualification

Applicants must have a PhD degree, preferably in environmental engineering, with specific focus on biofouling characterization and microbial desalination

Preferred Qualification

The ideal candidate should be highly-motivated and submit documented evidence to support

  1. Proven record of biofilm characterization and microbial desalination techniques;
  2. demonstrated research and track record publications;
  3. Good technical writing skills;
  4. Flexibility and self-dependence in executing the assigned research roles.

Division College of Engineering - (COE)

Department As.Dean for Research&Grad.Std.- COE

Job Close Date 31-05-2021

Job Category Staff