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Assistant Researcher, IoES

The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) invites applications for a position in the professional research series at the rank of Assistant Researcher. Research emphasis will be on distributed smart water systems (DSWT) for remote and disadvantaged communities. The candidate will engage in the modeling of water use patterns, as well as the development and field assessment of the feasibility of water treatment/purification based primarily on membrane technology.  It is expected that the candidate will also provide an economic feasibility analysis for the deployment of distributed water systems for small communities. The candidate will work in collaboration with other research team members and various water districts, industry and other stakeholders to evaluate and demonstrate the approach to small community water treatment in multiple field sites. Research outcomes will be presented in professional meetings and conferences and published in scholarly journals.

Candidates must have:

  1. a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering or Chemical Engineering
  2. extensive knowledge in membrane-based water treatment and desalination and mineral salt recovery from saline water sources
  3. demonstrable expertise in economic analysis of process systems
  4. experience in water quality monitoring and field experience in water treatment
  5. excellent written and verbal communication skills to develop research reports and scientific publications

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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