The Water-Energy Nexus team at East Carolina University are developing a novel and sustainable water desalination system that operates off-grid with zero liquid waste discharge by integrating conventional reverse osmosis and emerging supercritical water desalination technologies to convert seawater into clean water and solid salt crystals using renewable (wave and solar) energies. The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of water desalination & renewable energy technologies. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of (1) design, testing and enhancement of current small scale supercritical water (SW) desalination system and scale-up the process to a capacity of 1-10 gals/hr, (2) design, simulate and integrate direct pressurized wave-to-water (W2W) system and, (3) coordinate and supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. The successful candidate is expected to have experience and be comfortable running, analyzing, and troubleshooting technical scale prototype. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research.
Approximately 75% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to designing, testing, and troubleshooting of technical scale prototype and hypothesis development, literature review, pilot data collection, and report writing.
Approximately 25 % of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.
Special Instructions To Application:
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) the maximum total periods that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or other lawful reason. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at : https//rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/
English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills A PhD. degree in chemical, mechanical engineering or other related engineering fields
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: PDS-CET-10-20
Organizational Unit Overview:
The College of Engineering and Technology is comprised of the departments of Computer Science, Construction Management, Engineering, and Technology Systems. Faculty and /staff in the College provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate degree opportunities and research and service programs that enable students to achieve their career goals and that promote a strong, sustainable future for our region.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.