Environmental Chemistry

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Michigan State University
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Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (former Crop and Soil Sciences) invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position. The research associate will investigate sorption of organic contaminants by soils, sorption mechanisms related to different soil components, and the formation and bioavailability of dioxins in soils. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry, soil science/chemistry, geochemistry, or a related area. Excellent analytical skills for analysis of trace levels of persistent organic pollutants including dioxins, and mechanism-based research experience including spectroscopy and molecular modeling are desired qualifications. The position is available immediately and will remain open until an appropriate candidate is selected. The initial appointment will be for one year, with possible renewals, depending on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the research associate. Applicants should send one application package describing background and qualifications, including a statement of research interests, curriculum vita, two selected publications, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Stephen A. Boyd, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824.E-mail: stephenaboyd@comcast.net.


We also seek applications for graduate research assistantships.  Dissertation research topics are in the same general areas of science.