Postdoc - Estuarine Manganese Biogeochemistry
Postdoctoral Position–Environmental & Biomolecular Systems, Institute of Environmental Health, Oregon Health & Science University
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in chemical oceanography, (bio)geochemistry, environmental chemistry, aquatic chemistry, or related fields with an emphasis on metals and metal cycling and trace element speciation including metal-ligand complexes. Some knowledge of environmental microbiology will be helpful. Experience with analytical techniques for metal analysis such as ICP-OES, ICP-MS, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, electrochemical methods and/or UV-Vis spectroscopy is also desired.
The successful candidate will study the biogeochemical cycling of manganese and to a lesser extent other metals in estuarine and coastal environments. The candidate will measure the abundance of Mn(III) in natural waters and sediments and investigate its formation and removal mechanisms using both natural samples and model biotic and abiotic systems in the laboratory. The candidate must be willing to work with and around radioisotopes and able to do field and shipboard research and go on research cruises of up to 30 days duration. The duties include research and publication; training, mentoring, and assisting students, postdocs, staff, etc.; assisting with project reporting and development; participating in outreach activities; and serving as a liaison with the administration, other faculty and research groups.
The candidate will join a unique, diverse, and highly interdisciplinary department in the recently formed Institute of Environmental Health and will be in part affiliated with the NSF Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (http://www.stccmop.org). This position is located in Beaverton, Oregon in the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems (EBS) at OHSU’s Walker Road Campus.
This description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the incumbent will likely have additional responsibilities as required.
The position is available immediately. Apply by sending a cover letter describing your research experience and future goals, curriculum vitae, a potential start date, and contact information for suggested references to: Bradley M. Tebo, Ph.D., Division of Environmental & Biomolecular Systems, Institute of Environmental Health, Oregon Health & Science University, 20000 NW Walker Road, Beaverton OR 97006-8921. Please send the application packet as one complete pdf file by email to email@example.com.
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