Job Details
Posting Date
05/01/2021 Expiry Date 06/02/2021 Job Reference Number: 1559-2021-01-05T23:08:13
Post-Doctoral fellow – Materials for Water Treatment
Category Research
College Departments
Department Rise - Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering
Job Purpose

The Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering (RISE) is seeking to hire a postdoc researcher. The researcher will work within the Center for Advanced Materials Research (CAMR) and will assist its members with related research projects on water/wastewater treatment. The researcher shall be responsible for the following.

  • Complete analysis of water and wastewater samples.
  • Investigation of the adsorption capacity of different commercial adsorbents such as clay, zeolite, activated carbon, etc.
  • Investigation of innovative reverse/forward osmosis membranes that are capable of treating the different water/wastewater resources available in the UAE and the gulf area.
  • Built-up a pilot plant for wastewater treatment based on the fabricated materials.
  • Collect and analyze the necessary data and write technical reports and papers. 
  • Manage and evaluate existing equipment and materials. 

Main accountabilities & expectations
  • Fabricate and synthesize novel biobased materials, RO/FO membranes, etc.
  • ·       Operate and evaluate the wastewater treatment pilot plant.
  • Run experimental procedures and collect data.
  • ·       Manage and develop appropriate experimental techniques and instrumentation.
  • ·       Train research assistants/graduate students.
  • ·       Publish research results and present them in conferences and meetings.
  • ·       Follow all university policies and regulations for safe working procedures.
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested by the director of CAMR.
Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills --
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • PhD in physical chemistry, material science, chemical engineering, or related areas.
  • Journal publications and experience in materials related to wastewater treatment.
  • Experience in nanomaterial synthesis, especially in water/wastewater treatment and membrane technology.
  • Experience in material characterization (SEM/TEM, XRD, XPS, Raman, AFM).

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

  • Track record of publications in peer-reviewed international journals related to advanced materials for water and wastewater treatment.
  • Fabrication and synthesis of materials for pretreatment of wastewater.
  • Experience with the fabrication of RO/FO membranes and pilot plants' operation for water/wastewater treatment.
  • Good communication and presentation skills in English.

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 3 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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