The selected post-doctoral candidate will be working with the Oil Pollution Abatement (OPA) program at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), a Navy laboratory located in the DC metro area. The candidate will be selected to support a three year proposal focused on investigating and characterizing chemical, thermodynamic and physical characteristics of laboratory prepared and actual bilgewater samples. The purpose of this work is to advance the current understanding of bilgewater emulsion stabilization to guide wastewater treatment research and develop preventative solutions. Therefore, the candidate must have experience in colloidal systems specifically in the formation and stabilization of oil-in-water emulsions and familiarity with chemical characterization methods. Modeling experience is preferable but not required.