Subject: Seeking qualified candidates for multiple post-doctoral research positions
The Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction (LC2) Materials in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a postdoctoral candidate starting immediately with a capacity for world-class research that is reflected in a strong publication record. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting candidates with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, geochemistry, geology, or chemistry with expertise in any of the following focus areas:
(a) Multi-modal microstructural characterization of rocks to assess changes in the physical and chemical durability of concrete following radiation exposure
(b) Pathways for the synthesis of cementitious silicate hydrates in flow reactors under thermodynamically metastable conditions
© Process design for the laboratory-scale demonstration of production of concrete derived from industrial solids and CO2
(d) CO2 processing within an aqueous medium characterized by simultaneous dissolution-precipitation reactions
For full-consideration, the applicant should possess the following qualifications: (a) a Ph.D. degree from a reputable university in a topic of relevance and an interest in pursuing a research career, (b) a fundamental understanding of mineral/glass/rock dissolution and precipitation behaviors in aqueous media, process design, and chemical processing and © an interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative research environment.
Applicants with relevant experience will be given special preference. The successful candidate will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks to meet project functions and author novel publications. The candidate will also be expected to mentor students, teach courses in relation to expertise (if opportunity arises), fulfill project administration functions and assist in proposal development. The candidate is expected to meet programmed project goals, and can respond to deliverable timelines as are typical in "academia-industry" collaborative research.
All positions are programmed for a 1-year duration, but can be extended by mutual agreement. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please provide (as PDFs) to both contacts noted below: a detailed resume, a short personal statement explaining your scientific and research interests and the specific focus area (see above) that you are applying for and contact information for three referees in support of your application.
Prof. Gaurav N. Sant
Professor and Henry Samueli Fellow
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Director, Institute for Carbon Management