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Postdoctoral Scholar

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 12th, 2020

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Bourns College of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar who will contribute to the research in Professor Haizhou Liu’s lab on development and application of COVID-19 and food safety.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for development of a risk profiling model to predict COVID-19 virus in water treatment and in food industry.

Postdoctoral Scholars must possess a Ph.D. in molecular biology, bioengineering or biochemistry, and have experience in water treatment processing. Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to have a record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to published or in press research in the field and are expected to collaborate with students.

To Apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, your most recently updated curriculum vitae, three letters of references, a Statement or Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP recruit website at

Review of applications will begin December 10, 2020. The position is immediately available. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start date for this position will be January 1, 2021. Duration of the appointment will be one year. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and years of experience. Please see UCOP salary scale found at

For more information about the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, please visit For more information about the College of Engineering, please visit

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required