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Research Project Coordinator

STRONG Manoomin Collective, Northwestern University

We are accepting applications for a Research Project Coordinator (4-year term) to be based in Evanston. Please share with folks you think may be interested or who can help get the word out!  

Brief summary: Manages daily operations of a large-scale tribal community-driven research group: the STRONG Manoomin Collective. The Collective is a multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator group of researchers that supports Indigenous-led, data-driven resilience strategies through sovereignty-affirming and culturally empowering collaborative research. Responsible for day-to-day operations of the collective, including personnel management, progress tracking, inventory, tracking training of team members, coordinating and facilitating research group presentations and dissemination, co-manage and facilitate travel and field work, writing reports and study protocols, conducting data analysis, user and stakeholder engagement and interviews, and upholding collective values. Additionally, helps with administrative, logistical, and human resources tasks, including but not limited to; interviewing new hires, onboarding new collective members, overseeing student research assistants reporting, purchasing and reimbursement requests. May co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants.

Applications accepted online. Contact Josiah Hester,, or Kim Marion Suiseeya,, for more information.

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Post-doctoral Fellow - Ecotechnology Engineering

Auburn University

The Algae Systems and Ecological Engineering Lab of Dr. David Blersch, with the Biosystems Engineering Department ( at Auburn University is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct research on ecotechnology development for nutrient recovery from wastewater streams. The appointment is for an initial period of one year, with the possibility of renewal up to a four year period. The position is a 12-month, benefits eligible, non-tenure accruing position and is immediately available. Preferred starting date is August of 2023.

The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to develop research investigating the remediation of wastewaters from aquaculture, poultry processing, and other industries using ecotechnological approaches, including wetland treatment systems and/or phytoremediation systems using algae cultivation. The research position is funded across two USDA grant funding opportunities focused on sustainable approaches to agricultural wastewater remediation. Opportunities exist to design and implement own experiments related to wetland treatment approaches to novel wastewaters. Contributions to grant proposal and research manuscript writing is expected and encouraged as well.

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Postdoc/Research Associate on Life Cycle Assessment and Techno-Economic Analysis

Case Western Reserve University

Contact: Chris Yuan

A Postdoc/Research Associate opening is available immediately at Case Western Reserve University for research on techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) of chemical process technologies for nitrogen-based fertilizers (NBFs). This is a fully funded research position with funding available for 4 years to work in the NSF Engineering Research Center for Advancing Sustainable and Distributed Fertilizer Production (CASFER).


The CASFER aims to develop next-generation, modular, distributed, and efficient technology for capturing, recycling, and producing decarbonized nitrogen-based fertilizers (NBFs). The goal is to enable resilient and sustainable food production by transitioning from nitrogen cycle pollution to a Nitrogen Circular Economy (NCE). CASFER brings together leaders and a multidisciplinary team from Texas Tech University, Florida A&M University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The convergence research conducted by CASFER will advance modeling, monitoring, and distributed control, as well as capture and recycling, modular and distributed production, and delivery of NBFs. CASFER aims to integrate nanotechnology, electrochemical science, and data science to achieve modularity, synthesis, separations, and address economic, logistical, acceptance, regulatory, and safety considerations.


Position Requirements:


D. Degree in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, or a similar field.
Proficiency in process modeling, process-based TEA, and LCA
Experience working with LCA software such as Gabi, OpenLCA, and TEA software like BioSTEAM and Aspen Plus
Ability to collaborate effectively within a team of experts from various disciplines
Excellent oral and written communication skills for interacting with peers, colleagues, and collaborators
Strong publication record in the relevant areas of expertise
Experience in data analysis using Python and R


This position will be jointly supervised by Professor Chris Yuan and Professor Roger French at Case Western Reserve University.


UC Davis LogoAssistant Professor in Environmental Engineering - Water

University of California, Davis

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in environmental engineering at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a significant independent research program as well as pursue synergistic collaborative research in environmental engineering related to the resiliency of water systems across multiple hazards, which can include drought, population growth, wildfires, power supply disruptions, social inequities, and climate change. Research themes of special interest include, but are not limited to: water treatment and distribution; wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal; and water recycling and reuse.

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UC Davis LogoAssistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering - Planning and Management

University of California, Davis

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in water resources engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a significant independent research program to advance systems engineering methods for water resources planning and management. The candidate will also contribute to collaborative efforts of the faculty and seek opportunities to support science-based policy in the water area. Research themes of special interest include, but are not limited to: integrated surface and groundwater management, water transfers and markets, optimization and risk, remote sensing of water resources, ecosystem restoration, and water infrastructure resilience and sustainability in a changing climate.

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Postdoctoral Researcher - Energy Systems Modeling

George Washington University

This position will support a project in energy systems modeling for decarbonization of Navy ships.  

With funding from the Office of Naval Research, the LeBlanc Lab at The George Washington University will collaborate with the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Academy, and American Bureau of Shipping to address the Department of the Navy Climate Action Plan and the Navy’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65% in less than ten years. In this project, we will create a physics-based model of next generation energy systems that integrates with an alternative energy analysis tool in order to enable decision-making about new energy technology impacts. We will use these tools to model new decarbonization technologies such as alternative fuels and power generation systems, and we will determine their impact and feasibility in existing and future ships.

We are looking for someone who:

has extensive experience in physics-based energy systems modeling, combustion modeling, alternative fuels, and/or carbon capture and sequestration.
has a PhD in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, naval engineering, energy engineering, or similar.
is enthusiastic about energy systems and decarbonization.
has good time management and organizational skills.
is a great communicator (written and oral).
likes working collaboratively on a team.

 To express interest in the position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and example of technical writing to

The LeBlanc Lab is at The George Washington University. Located in the heart of urban Washington, DC, our labs and offices are in the state-of-the-art Science & Engineering Hall. We are a short metro ride or drive away from numerous government laboratories and funding agencies. Our Virginia Science & Technology Campus is located in the heart of northern Virginia’s technology corridor.


Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Maine

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Maine (UMaine) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE, Applicants should have expertise in power engineering, emphasizing Renewable and Sustainable Energy and Smart Grids. The successful candidate will hold the Robert N Haskell Power Engineering Professorship for a 5-year term (renewable subject to performance review). Applicants should demonstrate potential for excellence in research, scholarship, teaching, and technical communication. The candidate will be expected to build a creative R&D program, secure extramural funding, publish scholarly work, and supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students. Additionally, the candidate must be dedicated to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to power engineering, such as electric power conversion, electric power systems, and smart grids. The responsibilities of this position are 50% teaching and 50% research. This faculty position also requires active engagement in service to the profession, UMaine, and the State of Maine. ECE is committed to sharing with the community and K-12 students the wonders of science and technology through activities ranging from scientific ballooning to hands-on learning about energy efficiency and environmental impact. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to this mission.

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Faculty Position in Sustainable and Resilient Materials

University of Michigan

The search seeks candidates who conduct fundamental research in theory, fabrication, simulation, characterization, and/or experimental testing of materials for infrastructure applications. Research areas of interest related to sustainable materials include, but are not limited to, carbon capture with materials, recycling of infrastructure materials, self-healing materials, enhanced lifecycle of traditional materials, biodegradable materials, and material systems for energy efficient infrastructure. Topics related to resilient materials include high-strength materials, behavior of materials under extreme conditions, composite materials, architected materials, and functional materials. Other related areas will also be considered and candidates with strong core fundamentals that allow them to work across disciplinary boundaries are highly encouraged to apply.

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Tenure-track position in Geotechnical Engineering

Montana State University

The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in geotechnical engineering with interdisciplinary experience to support resilient and sustainable communities at the rank of Assistant Professor. The CE Department offers BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, and a BS degree in Construction Engineering Technology. The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering (NACOE) offers a PhD degree in engineering with a Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Applied Mechanics option.

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NYU LogoPost Doctoral Associate/Researcher, Dynamical Systems Laboratory

New York University

Post-doc positions are available in the Dynamical Systems Laboratory (DSL) at the Tandon School of Engineering, New York University in a wide variety of research projects that are signature scopes of our multidisciplinary group. The positions are fully funded with a competitive salary.

We seek for independent, motivated, and creative individuals to conduct fundamental research in the broad area of complex systems theory. The candidate will be making important contributions to one or multiple research projects supported by our several ongoing grants (see Candidates will be responsible for conducting fundamental theoretical research in the broad area of mathematical modeling, control, and diagnostics of complex systems, with interdisciplinary applications in physical, biological, and social systems. For example, ongoing research seeks to address epidemic processes over networks, hydrodynamic and social interactions underlying fish schooling, and ion transport in porous membranes. We are seeking individuals with a strong background in mathematical modeling, complexity, network science, statistical physics, statistics, urban science, and/or related field.

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Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Transportation or Smart and Sustainable Cities

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

In response to the State of North Carolina’s initiative to “engineer a smart and secure future”, the William States Lee College of Engineering (LCoE) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for multiple full-time tenure-track positions at all academic ranks. Successful candidates will contribute to the overarching initiative, with preference given to those conducting research in the areas of transportation and advanced mobility, or smart and sustainable cities. We are particularly interested in those with experience in leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, cloud/edge computing, cybersecurity, etc. to address today’s engineering challenges. Potential specific domain areas include; intelligent vehicles and electrification, simulation and calibration of large- scale and complex transportation systems, distributed self-aware systems for smart city applications, and vehicle to infrastructure communications.

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Stanford LogoStanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Stanford University

The Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to identify, develop, and connect the next generation of energy leaders from science and engineering to policy and economics to address the challenges of the global energy transformation through interdisciplinary approaches.

Fellows participate in professional programming that complements their postdoctoral work and prepares them to take on leadership roles in energy in all sectors of academia, industry, government, and nonprofit. A new cohort of up to 10 fellows is selected each year, adding to a diverse community of scholars from across disciplines, perspectives, nationalities, and identities. Fellows learn and grow together, developing lifelong friendships along the way.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Tennessee

One post-doc research associate is sought to work on NSF and DOE funded projects, starting August/September, 2023. Applicants with experience in the following research areas are encouraged to contact Dr. Shuai Li via email ( Please include CV and sample publications in the email for inquiry.

Electrification and decarbonization in building and transportation.
Physics-Based and AI-Enabled Modeling and Simulation of Energy Systems.
AI and Big Data Analytics with Applications in Energy, Mobility, Health, Low-Carbon Communities, and Smart City.
Optimization and optimal control.

Applicants currently in the United States with work eligibility are preferred. Please indicate the location and work eligibility in the email.


George Soulis Chair in Systems Engineering  

University of Waterloo

This tenured/tenure-track position will likely be filled at the rank of Associate or Full Professor … The Soulis Chair will possess significant engineering design experience in their scholarship and pedagogy focused on engineering design. The Chair will act as a leader and advocate for advancing methods of teaching holistic design of complex (or integrated) systems while emphasizing a commitment to design fundamentals. The Chair should possess a vision for the future of engineering design methodology that advances equity, sustainability, ethics, creativity, entrepreneurship, and community empowerment.

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Systems Design Engineering - Societal and Environmental Systems  

University of Waterloo

The candidate’s expertise may be within or beyond of our existing application areas in energy, water, transportation, environment, climate, housing, conflict resolution, or resiliency. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with campus-wide institutes in these areas and others ( and-institutes). Methodological expertise in advanced simulation modeling, optimization, data driven methods, multiscale integrative modeling, multiple stakeholder decision making, remote sensing, stochastic non-linear agent-based modeling, or complex systems would complement our existing team.

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Postdoctoral Position in Batteries

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

We are looking for Postdocs in the area of Lithium-Ion Batteries and Solid-State Batteries at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The general areas of interest are of electrode material synthesis particularly with NMC cathode materials and lithium metals, performance test of novel lithium-based batteries and solid-state batteries. This position provides a competitive salary and benefit package. Only the candidate with battery background and good English writing skill will be considered. To apply please send a CV to Prof. Niu at


Chicago Wilderness Partners

Summer hiring is still in full swing across the Chicago Wilderness Region. Partners have been posting their summer seasonal jobs and internships. Many positions are still open. Please check out our Career Center and share this resource in your newsletters and with your members. Positions include US Army Corp of Engineers seeking Student Trainees in Archeology and Natural Resources Management, Interpretation Interns at Illinois State Beach and William W. Powers State Park, Stormwater Interns, Camp Counselors, Crew Leaders, Restoration Ecologists and many more.


Scientists in Parks, National Park Service

Every year, the Scientists in Parks work experience program places hundreds of aspiring professionals across the National Park System to work on natural resource management needs. Past projects have mapped sand dunes at Fire Island National Seashore, surveyed towering cacti at Saguaro National Park, and protected nesting sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore. Others assessed pika populations at Rocky Mountain National Park, measured soils beneath the mangrove forests of Everglades National Park, and restored colorful corals beneath the waves at the National Park of American Samoa.

The program is committed to providing all aspiring professionals—especially those underrepresented in science—with a unique opportunity to work on important real-world projects while building professional experience and a life-long connection to America’s national parks.

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The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States and Canada to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Once they complete their research, many Zuckerman postdocs are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, weaving a network of academic collaboration and goodwill that will greatly benefit US-Israeli scientific cooperation.

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