Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Job posting

Research program title

An advanced treatment for safe and superior quality water: An integrated novel Fenton like reagent and AOP system to remove polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from water and wastewater

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Program description

Research program consists of 3 phases, where research of phase 1 is conducted in environmental/chemical lab, phase 2 in environmental/biological lab and phase 3 in water treatment plant. The objective of research is to develop a new reagent for Fenton like process which should be combined with AOP system to generate a superior quality water free of PFASs. An optimisation of the system will be done based on minimisation of a risk for human and environmental health. The validation of the system will be conducted on a local water treatment facility.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Environmental Engineering with strong knowledge in Analytical Chemistry and experience in AOP (advance oxidation processes), electrochemistry, water treatment, while a background in LC- MS- MS analysis and toxicity tests are required. An expertise in lab management, supervision of students and preparation of publications are the assets.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


Postdoctoral Fellow must start their appointment by April 1, 2022.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Maria Elektorowicz
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Maria Elektorowicz


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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