The Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist to:
Conduct hands-on laboratory research with minimal guidance on critical aspects of the industry-sponsored research programs to meet the goals, timeline and deliverables
Work closely with the PDRS and the PIs to develop and implement project and experimental plan. Provide leadership in the technical management of projects on a daily basis.
Co-supervise MS and PhD students
Develop specialty laboratory techniques and protocols required for the new projects and train other team members: a) electrochemical techniques using mineral and metal electrodes to investigate interfacial chemistry interactions between novel chemicals, sulfide minerals and precious metals (PGM, Au and Ag), b) techniques to develop interfacial properties of homologous series of novel chemicals, c) Raman spectroscopy to evaluate feasibility of mineral sorting.
Work closely with the PDRS in setting up the newly acquired scientific instruments in the new mining lab
Work with the project team to generate high quality scientific and technical reports
Provide expertise in preparing proposals on the following specific topics to be submitted to the industry sponsor: a) Novel electrochemical technique for mine waters valorization and remediation, and b) Advanced Sorting and Pre-concentration using novel timegated Raman.
In collaboration with the PDRS and the PIs prepare proposals on other topics which are already in the project pipeline
Present research outcomes to industry sponsors and in scientific and technical meetings
Provide guidance to graduate students to prepare manuscripts for publications
Work and communicate effectively in the project team
Comply with EHS laboratory safety guidelines and best practices. Work closely with the PDRS to promote a strong safety culture in the team and in the laboratory
The candidate is expected to have a PhD in a related science and education field.
Salary range is from $66,100 - $124,913
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.