Iowa City, Iowa

The Assistant Research Engineer with the University of Iowa College of Engineering Hydroscience and Engineering will perform research, conduct experiments, analyze data, prepare reports, contribute to manuscripts, manage projects, maintain equipment, supervise students, and work with external clients for the Iowa Wastewater and Waste to Energy Research Program (IWWERP). This position is a specified 2 year term position. Specific Job Duties and Tasks Perform experiments, simulations, or theoretical investigations. Collect data and evaluate relevance of data. Work independently on basic research tasks with oversight by Faculty or Principal Investigator (PI). Contribute to documentation of equipment and procedures. Function as a specialist/technical expert in wastewater treatment and waste to energy processes such as anaerobic digestion. Investigate and perform critical analysis of current literature to develop novel approaches to research either independently or in conjunction with other investigators. Analyze data for relevance and data integrity. Perform data analysis techniques. Compare results of scientific investigations to previously published work. Develop and implement research plan either independently or in conjunction with other investigators. Conduct complex research in remediation, wastewater treatment and waste to energy processes. Develop, troubleshoot, and formulate protocols, hypotheses, and computational models such as BioWin. Establish and implement standard operating procedures for the physical, chemical, and biological analysis of wastewater and biomass products. Write papers, manuscripts, grant applications, and publish. Present results in departmental seminars, local and national meetings. Contribute at a high level to the lab/research project as evidenced by documented recognition in publications as an author or for technical assistance. Contribute to new or continuing research grant proposals to obtain funding for research activities. May serve as co-PI on grants or proposals. Contribute to progress reports required by funding agencies. Supervise adherence to safety programs and compliance guidelines. Provide service to the scientific community, University and General Public. Review submitted manuscripts and research proposals. Consult and collaborate with the research community. Participate in public outreach activities as required by funding sources. May participate in national and international meetings within the discipline. Mentor research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved. May hire and provide functional and/or administrative supervision for staff performance and to assure compliance with UI policies and procedures. For a complete job description, please contact Alex Schutman at Alex-Schutman@uiowa.edu. Education Requirement PhD degree in environmental engineering. Required Qualifications Three to five years' experience using remediation, wastewater treatment and waste to energy processes research methodologies, tools, and techniques. At least two years of project management experience. Strong research and publication record. Professional engineering license. At least two years of relevant experience with using, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment and instrumentation utilized in wastewater treatment and waste to energy processes research. Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations concerning the operation of research laboratories and treatment facilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse teams. Desirable Qualifications Experience with plant-based (e.g., algae) water treatment approaches. Experience writing grant proposals. Previous experience supervising or training others. Experience with computer aided design software. Experience with BioWin computational modeling software. Experience operating a wastewater treatment facility. Experience with anaerobic digestion for renewal natural gas production. Application Details In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload: Resume Cover Letter Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Alex Schutman at Alex-Schutman@uiowa.edu Benefits Highlights Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa. Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. For more information about Why Iowa? Click here. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Iowa City, Iowa

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