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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
As a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Metropolitan's Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center (Advanced Purification Center) in Carson, California you will independently conduct highly-specialized applied research studies in various scientific disciplines that support operational, regulatory, and water quality objectives, including, but not limited to, new regulations and/or emerging issues in the water industry. Your research will focus on evaluating new technologies, and developing new or improved processes and/or analytical methods as they apply to Metropolitan’s advanced water treatment processes for potable reuse and distribution systems in addition to collaborating with universities and subject-matter experts.
Metropolitan has constructed the Advanced Purification Center, a 0.5-MGD advanced water treatment demonstration plant. Its process train will treat non-nitrified secondary effluent or primary effluent from the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP) with a membrane bioreactor (MBR), reverse osmosis (RO) membrane, and advanced oxidation processes (AOP) using ultraviolet light (UV/AOP) in combination with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or chlorine. In addition, microfiltration and ozone in combination with biofiltration will be incorporated for future studies. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to conduct applied research in areas involving MBR, microfiltration (MF), ozone, biofiltration, RO, and UV/AOP.
This is a limited term position with an expected duration of three years. In order for you to be considered for this position, please send the summary of your PHD Dissertation to [email protected]
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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or a related scientific or engineering discipline, with research experience in water quality, water treatment, potable reuse, chemistry, environmental microbiology, and/or molecular biology from an accredited college or university.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits District Temporary Employees (Represented)
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected]
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).